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Therapy Network Seminars

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $195

1. Describe a system of nomenclature for identifying foot and ankle motion in each of the three cardinal planes. 2. Describe the specific joint axes of the talocrural, subtalar, and transverse tarsal joints. 3. Describe the biomechanical functions of the foot and ankle, and relate these functions to common pathologies in the lower quarter. 4. Perform a structural screening examination of the lower quarter and relate findings to possible foot, ankle, and lower quarter dysfunction. 5. Perform a thorough evaluation of the foot and ankle, including: a. Obtaining a meaningful history, b. Gross observation of function and static/dynamic anomalies, c. Skilled palpation of osteology and soft tissue structures, d. An evaluation of the physiological ROM of the foot and ankle, e. An evaluation of normal accessory movements of the f/a. f. A neurological examination of the leg and foot, and g. An assessment of the specific structural deformities, trau matic injuries, and overuse injuries reviewed during the lec ture/discussion segment of this program. 6. Explain the basic principles of orthotic and shoewear management. 7. Describe signs and symptoms, and suggested treatment plans for specific structural deformities, traumatic injuries, and overuse injuries. 8. Assess the lower quarter for some of the major developmental milestones related to musculoskeletal development.

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Day 1 8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 Nomenclature, joint axes, and other anatomic concerns 10:00 BREAK 10:15 Biomechanical functions of the foot and ankle 12:00 LUNCH (on your own) 1:00 Screening the lower quarter for alignment and soft tissue extensibility LAB: Examination 3:00 BREAK 3:15 Continue with screening the lower quarter for alignment and soft tissue extensibility LAB: Examination 4:15 Early developmental changes in skeletal alignment and joint ROM 5:30 Questions and adjourn Day 2 8:00 Observational gait analysis of the lower Quarter LAB: Gait Analysis Foot orthotic options and shoewear construction features 10:15 BREAK 10:30 Specific foot and ankle dysfunction-evaluation and treatment a. structural deformity b. traumatic injury c. overuse injury 12:00 LUNCH (on your own) 1:00 LAB: Palpation 3:00 BREAK 3:15 LAB: Therapeutic Taping 5:00 Questions and adjourn

The foot and ankle comprise one of the most fascinating and complex areas of human anatomy and biomechanics. Dysfunction in this anatomical region can be difficult to assess, and the same physiological movements often are referenced using several different terms. Foot function can influence lower quarter kinematics and kinetics, as well as lower quarter function having the potential to influence foot kinematics and kinetics. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability to: understand the biomechanics of this anatomic region; assess foot, ankle, and selected aspects of lower quarter dysfunction accurately; and plan and implement appropriate treatment regimens for these pathologies, including the use of foot orthoses and shoewear.

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