Explore the intricate stability mechanisms of the foot and 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? Understanding the mechanics of the foot and ankle can be tricky, but it’s essential to get it right to provide the latest exercise and pain management strategies to your patients.
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 foot pain management course is ideal for physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports doctors and other health and exercise professionals involved in prescribing therapeutic and performance exercises for the foot and ankle.
Details of our foot and ankle pain management course
The foot and ankle are critical in keeping a person upright and stable through functional weightbearing movement. 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 and ankle has been linked with both local and more proximal pain and injury — which means it has never been more critical to use the correct strategies for rehabilitation and pain management.
Dr Alison Grimaldi’s ankle and foot pain management course features an introduction and background on the topic of dynamic stabilisation of the foot and ankle. It explores function of specific muscle groups, including the posteromedial and anterolateral muscles, and the foot intrinsics. The course also includes a quiz and provides helpful references to ensure students retain the discussed information.
Our foot and ankle pain management course offers the following benefits:
- 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.
Discover evidence-based hip and pelvic treatments with a Hip Academy Membership
For up-and-coming health and exercise professionals, it’s essential to have access to expert clinical research and information you can only rely on. Our Hip Academy Membership allows students to go beyond foot and ankle treatment and access unlimited resources and information for hip and pelvic conditions.
Simply pay the $445 joining fee and unlock more than $2,000 worth of high-quality content, which includes:
- All online hip courses in lecture-style videos
- eBooks on understanding tendinopathies of the hip and pelvis
- A growing how-to reference video including hip and foot exercises
- A PDF library of hip condition information and how-to cheat sheets
- Live Zoom sessions with members from around the world
- Access to the Hip Academy forum
Apply for our ankle and foot pain management course
Don’t let complicated anatomy prevent you from excelling in your field. Enhance your skill set and help your patients by applying for Dr Alison Grimaldi’s foot and ankle pain management course today!
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About Dr Alison Grimaldi
Dr Alison Grimaldi is a physiotherapist, researcher and educator with over 30 years of clinical experience. She has completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a PhD, with her doctorate topic in the hip region. Dr Grimaldi is Practice Principal of PhysioTec Physiotherapy in Brisbane and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She runs a global Hip Academy and has presented over 100 workshops around the world.