From the Ground Up

A Continuing Education Course on Foot and Ankle Biomechanics and Custom Orthotics

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

This 1.5-day, lab-based, continuing education course is designed to teach foot and ankle biomechanics and discuss the effects they have on the lower extremities.    

 

The con-ed course will blend lecture with extensive hands-on lab time and a low participant-to-instructor ratio (16:1 or less) 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, and over-the-counter or custom orthotic prescription. You will learn practical skills for immediate application in your practice.    

Participants will earn 12 hours, or 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs), upon completion of this course (APTA Approval #21-449).

COURSE LOCATIONS

  • September 18-19, 2021 (Saturday - Sunday)
    Rehab United - Carmel Valley
    3323 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 200
    San Diego, California 92121

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Foot Muscles Model

 DAY 1 - FULL DAY

7:30 AM:
Check-In / Networking

 

8:00 AM:

Introduction to the Course / Layout

Review: Anatomy / Joint Axes

Gait / Foot Mechanics (Normal)

WB Assessment (ABCs of Assessment) Abnormalities of the Foot / Gait / Function

 

12:30 PM:

Lunch

Run (Optional)

 

1:30 PM:

Biomechanic Eval / Assessment

Orthotics Lab

Footwear

 DAY 2 - HALF DAY

8:00 AM:

Check-In / Networking

 

8:30 AM:

Day 1 Review

Gait / Function Analysis

Pathology of the Foot and Ankle

Functional Manual Strategies

Therapeutic Exercises / Treatment

Review Biomechanical Assessment / Orthotics

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Gain confidence and proficiency in the anatomy and triplanar aspect of the foot and ankle.
     

  2. Perform a comprehensive weightbearing and non-weightbearing biomechanical foot exam.
     

  3. Understand and identify foot dysfunction / deformity and how to treat the foot.
     

  4. Apply key functional strategies to the chain reaction biomechanics of the lower leg.
     

  5. Find confidence in implementing functional assessments and integrating functional strategies for exercise and treatment approaches.
     

  6. Bring awareness to the impact of footwear and function.
     

  7. Gain confidence / performance in diagnosing a foot deficiency and the need for custom devices (orthotics).
     

  8. Perform casting and foot deformity device selection.

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