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Orthopedics 203: Nerve Entrapments of the Pelvis and Lower Extremities

Online $40.00 2 John Riggs III, MBA, DC, FACO

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Topic: Orthopedics 203: Nerve Entrapments of the Pelvis and Lower Extremities

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: John H. Riggs III, DC, FACO

Course Description: This course covers the anatomy and physiology of common pelvis and lower extremity entrapment syndromes. This class will emphasize identifying and conservatively managing the various entrapment syndromes. This presentation will also provide patient education strategies for the prevention and home management of entrapments. 

Course Outline: Nerve entrapment anatomy and physiology. The anatomy of each entrapment will be discussed in the entrapment section).

  • Nerve entrapments of the pelvis and leg (anatomy, etiology, ortho/neuro, treatment)
    • Ilioinguinal syndrome
    • Genitofemoral nerve syndrome
    • Pudendal Nerve Syndrome
    • Lumbosacral tunnel syndrome
    • Gluteal nerve syndrome
    • Iliacus Muscle Syndrome
    • Obturator tunnel syndrome
    • Cutaneous femoris posterior nerve syndrome
    • Piriformis muscle syndrome
    • Meralgia paresthetica
    • Saphenous nerve syndrome
    • Popliteal entrapment syndrome
    • Peroneal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Superficial peroneal nerve syndrome
    • Sural nerve syndrome
  • Nerve entrapments of the foot (anatomy, etiology, ortho/neuro, treatment)
    • Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
    • Medial Plantar Nerve Syndrome
    • Syndrome of lateral plantar nerve (1st branch)
    • Morton’s metatarsalgia

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • Enhance clinical knowledge to properly diagnose and treat entrapment syndromes
  • Outline ways to educate patients in prevention strategies
  • Explain strategies of managing entrapment syndromes including through nutrition

Dr. John H. Riggs III, board certified chiropractic orthopedist (2012), graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (1988).  He has practiced in Michigan, California, Tennessee and Texas with current licenses in Texas and Michigan.  Prior to earning his doctorate, he completed associates, bachelors and masters degrees in business administration.  He currently teaches anatomy, physiology and human biology at two local community colleges.  He taught management classes at the college level for several years (classroom/online) and holds a lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential (business).  Dr. Riggs was appointed to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) from 2013-2019 (resigned 2017) and chaired the Enforcement Committee.  He represented the state at NBCE and FCLB meetings as a delegate/alternate and has participated in Part IV NBCE Exam committees.   He also served on the Texas Tech University of Health Sciences (TTHUSC) Public Health Community Advisory Board (PHCAB).  He is an Honorary Fellow of the FCLB.  He holds postdoctoral certifications in acupuncture, laser therapy, and Graston Technique.  Dr. Riggs is a member of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.  He has published 21 articles:  3 peer reviewed articles (JMPT/JACO). 11 non-peer reviewed articles (professional journals), and 7 martial arts articles (national and international journals).  Dr. Riggs is married and currently practices in Dowagiac, MI.  He holds a 5th degree black belt and teaches classes and periodic seminars in Aikido.   He has been in practice for 31 years.


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