continuing education, physical therapy, occupational therapy - rehabedge.com

Printer Friendly Copy

FUNCTIONAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT & ANKLE COMPLEX: Treatment Implications

Therapy Network Seminars


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   1.5
Registration Fee:   $42


Objectives
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.

Target Audience
PT, PTA, ATC

Confirmation Notes
Email confirmation with link to the webinar will be sent upon receipt of tuition

Description
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
 
Register Address:   Home-study
Location:  
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 8:00PM 9:30PM
Instructor(s):  
Accommodation(s):