|Dr. Clifford M. Shooker, DC, DABCN, PA
The lower extremity program involves common lower extremity entrapment syndromes (pelvis, thigh, leg and
foot). The program begins with a general orientation to neurology, and what peripheral entrapment means. A
basis for understanding symptoms is laid out, along with the basics for communicating with other professionals
and general principles of managing these conditions. Specifics of when and how to use soft tissue manipulation,
and when not to use soft tissue manipulation are addressed.
provides a "therapist friendly" introduction to the basics of the neurological supply to the extremity. The subject
matter is broken into easily recognized patterns.
they run and where they tend to get "trapped."
This part of the courses involves review of
anatomy that the therapist is familiar with, and
information (that may be new to some)
regarding where nerves run. General concepts
of which nerves affect which areas are
With the basics in place specific common
entrapment syndromes are introduced. Here the
common terminology used within the field is
employed, and the therapists learn the
vocabulary to match the concepts already
A variety of learning techniques are employed
including video dissection presentation, and
hands on experience. Again building on the
basics introduced in the beginning of the
program specific soft tissue techniques in
approaching the nerve entrapments are
demonstrated and students have the
opportunity to practice on each other.
Finally the programs address specifics
regarding documentation along with providing
some time saving techniques for fast, efficient