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. Everyday feet are typical patients bringing sprains, degenerative conditions, sub-optimal mechanics, arthritis, poor footwear awareness and other complicating problems.
Your presenter is A/Prof. Craig Allingham, a sports physiotherapist with a career long interest in foot & ankle mechanics and rehabilitation.
This event is hosted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association,
It will be conducted in Tamworth, NSW on April 22, 2018.
To register with their online portal simply click here.
Fees: MPA or Regional members $395 APA Members; $450. Non members: $675
- Clinical Anatomy Review (sounds boring but is a great re-acquaintance with all the bumps, cords, grooves & spaces
- Functional assessment of gait, jump, hop, squat, rise on toes
- Tibialis Posterior dysfunction evaluation and treatment
- Manual therapy for stiff foot or ankle
- Principles of orthotic prescription and trial taping
- 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.
OTHER FOOT AND ANKLE WORKSHOPS IN 2018
(click through on live links for details or to register via APA portal)
March 4, 2018 - Wagga Wagga, NSW
July 14, 2018 - Sydney, NSW
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)
Feedback Summary from most recent Foot and Ankle event (Perth, Nov 2017)
- 100% of participants reported that the workshop met all of their expected learning objectives
- 100% reported that hte subject matter was pitched at an appropriate level for experienced, practicing therapists
- 100% reported that the knowledge and experience gained from the course were worth the investment
- 90% reported the course manual was a valuable reference for ongoing use
- 100% reported that both the content and delivery from Craig was 'Excellent' (top score available!).