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Foot and Ankle Update: A Review with Current Research and Theory
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When: September 14, 2017
7:00 AM
Where: Courtyard Marriott
100 W Algonguin Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois  60005
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: In-Fit Rehabilitation
Contact: Brett Bussan, PT
(773) 517-6304

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Course Description: 

The course begins with a review of anatomy with several insights of recent research regarding structure of the ankle and foot.  The course will quickly move to discussion of the normal biomechanics of the major structures of the foot and ankle from the talocrural joint to the plantar plates of the toes and a straightforward yet informative manner.  Palpation lab will be included to help locate these important structures of the foot and understand their relation to surrounding structures and their movement and function.

Next the course will discuss abnormal foot mechanics of pes cavovarus and pes planovalgus.

An in depth discussion of the causes of these common aberrant foot postures as well as progression and the frequent foot conditions that we as therapists and assistants see that are associated with these postures.  Lab in this section will help the clinician identify the component postures of joints that lead to varus and planus feet via standard tools.  Lab will include manual treatments to help relieve the stresses of aberrant foot postures as well as taping to support these postures.  The course will conclude with time spent on customizing pre-fabricated orthotics.


Speaker: Brett Bussan, PT, MSPT, JD


Course Objectives:

Course Participants will:

  • Acquire an essential and pragmatic understanding of foot structure and function.
  • Improve their understanding of abnormal foot posture and function
  • Be readily able to identify underlying etiology of conditions in the foot and ankle
  • Improve their palpation skills to easily recognize structures of the foot and identify abnormal joint motion
  • Easily use palpation skills to aid in identifying common ankle and foot conditions
  • Learn effective mobilizing techniques, taping strategies and orthotic modifications


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Program Content Area: Orthopedics
Course Type: Lecture, Powerpoint,Lab
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs
CE Contact Hours: 7
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #798-6764

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