Explore the intricate stability mechanisms of the foot & ankle
When you assess a patient with a foot or ankle condition, do your consider all the important mechanisms and muscles that provide stability and optimal function? Or are those intrinsic muscles of the foot all a little hazy? Are you looking for a foot and ankle physiotherapy course that provides not only great ideas for exercise therapy, but a detailed understanding of what the foot and ankle needs for stability and function? This course is ideal not only for physiotherapists, but also for other health and exercise professionals involved in prescription of therapeutic and performance exercise for the foot and ankle.
The foot and ankle are involved in shock absorption, propulsion, balance mechanisms, and provide essential information to the brain for motor planning of the whole kinetic chain.
Dysfunction of the foot & ankle has been linked with both local and more proximal pain and injury.
- 2.5 hours of online video tutorials
- Downloadable PDF notes
- 3-months unlimited access
- Downloadable professional development certificate
This foot and ankle course aims to
- Enhance clinical reasoning, and skills for development of therapeutic exercise for the foot and ankle.
- Challenge participants to re-examine their own clinical practice.
- Stimulate new thought & provide direction for those who may be interested in contributing to the research in this field.
- Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
- Describe the key elements required for optimal foot & ankle stability.
- Define functional roles of the musculature surrounding the foot and ankle.
- Design a targeted exercise programme for the foot and ankle considering both intrinsic and extrinsic dynamic stability mechanisms.
Dr Alison Grimaldi
With over 25 years of clinical experience and particular expertise in the management of hip, groin and lumbo-pelvic pain and dysfunction, Dr Alison Grimaldi is Principal Physiotherapist at Physiotec and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. View profile