From the Ground Up

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

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

This 2.5-day, lab-based, continuing education course is designed to teach foot and ankle biomechanics and discuss the effects they have on the lower extremities. To help participants prepare for this course, 8 hours of self-study, self-paced materials will be provided prior to the course date.

 

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.

COURSE LOCATIONS

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March 4-5, 2022 (Friday - Saturday)
Spooner - Scottsdale
9097 East Desert Cove Avenue Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Foot Muscles Model

 DAY 1 - HALF DAY

 

12:30 PM:

Check-In / Networking

 

1:00 PM:

Introduction to the Course/Layout

Gait/Foot Mechanics (Normal)

WB Assessment (ABCs of Assessment)

Abnormalities of the Foot/Gait/Function

Orthotics Demonstration/Introduction

 DAY 2 - FULL DAY

7:30AM:

Check-In / Networking

 

8:00AM:

Review

Biomechanic Eval / Assessment

Pathology of the Foot and Ankle

Orthotics Lab

 

12:00PM:

Lunch

 

1:00PM:

Gait / Function Analysis

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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