Foot & Ankle
"...I'm really going to have to study to master all of the information..."
This intermediate level 2-day lab-based 16-hour Continuing Education course is designed to teach foot and ankle biomechanics and discuss the effects they have on the lower extremities.
This rehab-focused continuing education course will blend lecture and extensive hands-on lab time to best master the skills that are presented. You will learn how to identify and treat foot pathologies and develop an expert understanding of how altering foot mechanics can create positive effects up the lower extremity chain.
The research-based treatment principles will include shoe recommendation, taping, exercise, over-the-counter and custom orthotic prescription. You will learn practical skills for immediate application in your practice.
To be best prepared for the course, a 60 minute in-depth anatomy and joint axes presentation is provided. Participants are required to view the presentation and complete a comprehension quiz prior to attending.
7:30 - 8:00
Breakfast & Check-in
Anatomy & Joint Axes Review
Normal Gait Kinetics & Kinematics
Subtalar Neutral Lab
Footwear Impact and Evaluation
Orthotic Principles, Components and Prescription
Orthotics Casting Lab
Day 1 Review
Video Gait Analysis
Foot & Ankle Manual Therapy Lab
Foot & Ankle Taping Techniques Lab
Foot & Ankle Pathologies
Therapeutic Exercise for the Distal Chain
Therapeutic Exercise for the Proximal Chain
Exercise for Runners
142 Exercises designed for building strength, flexibility and technique for runners
Lumbar, Hip and Knee
Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot
Mobility and Length
Experts guide you through the what, when, how and why of each exercise, including specific modifications to increase intensity and coaching points for technique.
Build your repertoire to ensure you are targeting all the right areas!