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The Everyday Foot and Ankle

 Patients can put up with a lot of inconvenience and pain.  But most draw the limit when their foot or ankle problem prevents them enjoying the activities of life or the responsibilities of work or running a family.  They search around for a healthcare practitioner who understands their problems and can offer more than an insert or an ice pack. It should be you.

Physiotherapists have much to offer and it is all based on a clear understanding of the anatomy, mechanics, pathology and recovery of common foot and ankle conditions and our great exercise awareness.

The Everyday Foot and Ankle is a practical day reviewing the foot and ankle research and clinical options and spending lots of time hands on in assesment and treatment and of course exercise.  The workshop is designed for those who see everyday feet, rather than high performance feet of athletes and dancers.

Topics Include:

  • Clinical Anatomy Review (sounds boring but is really a great catch up)
  • Functional assessment of gait, jump, hop, squat, rise on toes
  • Tibialis Posterior dysfunction evaluation and treatment
  • Principles of orthotic prescription
  • Taping, taping and some more taping
  • Specific Condition Management for: Plantar Fasciopathy, Tendo Achilles degeneration or injury, Syndesmosis injury, Hallux arthritis and 'simple' ankle sprains
  • Exercise Rehab - specific retraining for lower limb to improve balance, proprioception (different things), strength, power, agility and range.

This course is very much a 'shoes off' practical workshop and participants are invited to participate as fully as their cranky feet will let them.

NEXT FOOT AND ANKLE WORKSHOPS
April 23, 2017 - Merimbula, NSW

June 17, 2017 - Adelaide, SA

August 5, 2017 - Wollongong NSW
These workshops have been requested by the regional physiotherapy group and are coordinated by the Australian Physiotherapy Group. Click on the event (above) for more information including fees, location and how to register. 

Comments from Participants:

Anatomy review was excellent, and the taping was new to me. The exercise section was thought provoking and brought new ways of thinking particularly about proprioception.  (Joan McLeod, UK)

Loved the use of taping to control symptoms and unload tissues - allows patient to start exercises earlier and safer. (Clive Dunne, Sydney)