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 have been linked with both local and more proximal pain and injury.
This course will explore in detail the intricate stability mechanisms of the foot and ankle.
Duration: approx. 2-2.5 Hrs
This 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.
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|Module 1||Introduction and background|
|Introduces the course, looks at stability mechanisms, and links with the structural and anatomical functions of the foot and ankle.|
|Unit 1||Introduction to Dynamic Stabilisation of the Foot and Ankle|
|Unit 2||Key Elements for Foot & Ankle Stability|
|Unit 3||The Foot Intrinsics|
|This module looks at the specifics of Postural and Anteromedial muscles and the leg, and their relationships with these stability systems.|
|Unit 1||The Posteromedial Muscles|
|Unit 2||The Anterolateral Muscles|
|Module 3||References and quiz|
|References used in the development of this course, and a 36 question quiz to self-assess your take-home knowledge from the course.|
|Unit 1||References and Quiz|