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FUNCTIONAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT & ANKLE COMPLEX:
Therapy Network Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours: 1.5
Registration Fee: $42
1. Identify normal rearfoot, forefoot, and hallux, or 1st ray, loading mechanics.
2. Identify muscular/proprioceptor activation relative to decelerating motion.
3. Identify normal and abnormal relative motion of rearfoot to forefoot.
4. Identify artificial versus authentic treatment strategies and techniques.
PT, PTA, ATC
Email confirmation with link to the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition
Our feet are the first contact with earth for most of us, yet we pay very little attention to them. Unless they cause us a problem, we hardly even take care of them. For a structure that takes such a beating during our work and play lives, you would think we would pay close attention to our feet. Understanding loading, or functional, biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex is a critical aspect of client care. Not only for clients presenting with primary diagnoses of the foot and ankle, but those that may be presenting with primary diagnoses of the knee, the hip, the low back, even the cervical spine, understanding the influence of the attenuation of ground reaction forces throughout the kinetic chain should change the manner in which we apply our rehabilitative techniques. This course will take a closer look at some of the unique features of foot and ankle biomechanics, muscle activation, and the proprioceptive environment created by normal loading, functional, mechanics. We will also look closer into ways to assess foot mobility for restrictions that might force compensated gait patterns, as well as strategic approaches to replicating authentic functional environments in our treatment.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 8:00PM 9:30PM