On Demand Webinar – Kinetic Chain Approach to Lateral Epicondylitis: Foundations & Philosophy

Lateral-Epicondylitis-sOn Demand Webinar: This thought provoking webinar lays the groundwork for a paradigm shift in the way that we care for lateral epicondylitis. Viewing lateral epicondylitis as an “overuse” problem, this webinar re-directs our clinical reasoning toward identifying the area(s) of “underuse” using the Kinetic Link Model. Strong scientific, biomechanical and kinesiological principles are used to support this approach.

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bloglThe instructor, Marc Allen, OTR/L, CHT, is one of our expert bloggers “From the Field”; see his posts here.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the sequencing principle in the kinetic link model
  • Identify 2 ways that people develop certain postures & movement patterns
  • Given 5 scapular dysfunctions, the audience will be able to identify long & short muscles that contribute to each.
  • Identify a key factor that puts the UE in a position that makes the lateral epicondyle susceptible to overuse

CE Credits

1.5 contact hour

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10 Min. Objectives
15 Min. Biomechanics
Tissue Properties
Muscle Length Tension Relationships
15 Min. Kinetic Link Model
Whole Body Movement Principles
30 Min. Structural Feature
Development of Postural & Movement Patterns
Normal Scapular Alignment & Movement
15 Min. Abnormal Scapular Alignment
Dysfunctional Movement Patterns
5 Min Q&A


Marc Allen, OTR/L, CHT

has been in practice as an Occupational Therapist since graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982. He received his Certification in Hand Therapy. in 1993. Throughout his career, upper extremity rehabilitation has always been an area of practice and passion. Marc serves on the advisory board for the Southwest Missouri Regional Arthritis Center. He has also served in the past on A.S.H.T. sub-committees to develop clinical guidelines. Marc has taught several hand therapy related courses since 1990, two of which were co-developed and taught with two hand surgeons that he works closely with. Marc enjoys teaching hand therapy related courses, making the learning experience both exciting and practical.

Classes taught by Marc Allen: