This course is focused towards the professional interested in expanding his or her knowledge of lower limb biomechanics. Patients can be evaluated from a deeper perspective and programs designed with a higher level of functional individuality helping achieve goals in a safe effective manner.
It addresses the unique challenges in managing lower limb biomechanics from a truly multidisciplinary and holistic perspective. The attendee will be presented with an introduction to the important anatomical terminology and structures of the lower limb, with particular attention to the foot and its biomechanical function.
The goal of the event is to help participants understand the importance of standardized assessment and emphasize the important role they can play in improving functional posture. All theory and concepts presented are emergent in peer-reviewed literature and have been adopted as reference by many leading healthcare facilities, high performance athletic professionals and institutions.
Participants will be able to immediately implement newly gained information in practice to achieve better, more consistent, outcomes, while addressing key root cause issues in acute/chronic musculoskeletal conditions related to pathological gait.
The course is packed with new information and research and has some of the most advanced 3-D animations of the foot and lower extremity.
Course Objectives, Theory
- Understand the rationale for exploring and understanding biomechanics of the foot and lower kinetic chain.
- Provide clear detailed explanation through 3D animation to insure a clear foundation of understanding.
- Explore subgrouping in MSK patient management and the role of assessing biomechanics
- Explain the basic geometry and kinetics during gait and heel strike related activity.
- Relate changes in posture during foot pronation and supination to their functional requirements in gait, running and activity.
- Describe in detail the difference foot types and how this affects function.
- Explain the biomechanical etiologies of many of the common orthopedic or pathological conditions of the foot and lower kinetic chain as seen by exercise professionals: Bunions – Hallux Abducto Valgus, Sesamoiditis, Pinch Callus, Stress Fractures, Morton’s Neuroma, Sub-Metatarsal Bursitis, Metatarsalgia, Hammer Toes, Tailor’s Bunions, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Patellar Femoral Pain, Patellofemoral Tracking Disorder, Knee Osteoarthritis, ACL Injury and recovery, ITB Syndrome, Shin Splints, Peroneal Tendonitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Entrapment Neuropathies/tarsal tunnel syndrome, Achilles Tendon Tendonitis, Functional Leg Length In-equality, Turf Toe, Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, paediatric feet problems.
- Offer several plausible causes for the prevalence of over-pronators, flexible flat foot.
- Define good and poor foot posture.
- Know the five key biomechanical goals of stance phase gait.
- Review barefoot training and injury prevention.
- Explore advances in running and sport shoe technology and how to make the correct recommendations
- Explore forefoot-running techniques.
- Explore at 2D posture assessment and analysis.
- Review foot posture assessment techniques that show true client representations.
- Explore and review gait analysis and provide effective solutions to specialists seeking better outcome review.
- Explore foot orthotic prescription, dispensing and key areas of contention
- Workshop: Assessing Biomechanics and gait referenced casting
- Overview and Q&A
This course is designed for all doctors, allied health clinicians, rehabilitation specialists, podiatrists and sports professionals.
DHA CME allocation: (0485/16) (Pending).
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Time: 8:30 – 13:30, 4 Hours (2 x 2 hour slots with 30 min break)
Venue: Mediclinic City Hospital, North Wing, Second Floor, Rehabilitation Department