Now that the Foot's on the Ground, Small Changes
in Posture, Mobility, Stability can Cause Big Problems .


GENERAL INFORMATION

Dates

Brea, California

Times
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 8:00 AM -
5:00 PM

Questions
Call Biomechanical Services at:
(800) 942-2272
Ask for Yvette or Chellie

Fee
$425.00 (13 hours)
$145.00 Student Rate

CEUs
16.5 Contact Hours

The Foot's Connected Too... is authoirzed to offer CEU credits by:

APTA California Chapter

ABC Orthotics, Prothetics
& Pedorthics

BOC International

NATA BOC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Foot's Connected Too... is a clinical course to help improve your knowledge of foot function and how it affects movements and forces throughout the lower half of the body.

Fundamental assessment protocols and treatment regimens for managing patients with foot pain and foot related dysfunction throughout the kinetic chain are described and shown in laboratory.

This course will help you identify and determine how tri-plane motions for six primary joints of the foot and ankle influence phasic foot, limb and pelvis positions and motions up the chain.

Gait analysis is explored to determine which functional events of human walking should be of concern to the observer when analyzing specific segments for biomechanical significance, including how video replay can be used to focus your analysis.

The primary determinant of sub-talar joint neutral position, how it relates to assessing the severity of lower extremity mal-alignments and it’s relation to the Foot Posture Index (FPI) is demonstrated.

The effect of footwear on foot function, including the application of foot orthoses (Orthotics), functional and accommodative), are shown. Strategies for prescribing shoe wear and foot orthoses are discussed.

At the end of this presentation you will be better able to determine which compensatory patterns of the foot are treatable, describe how those patterns affect the limb and pelvis biomechanically and specify clinical foot interventions for a variety of lower extremity pathologies.

 

CURRICULUM and SCHEDULE

Day 1
8:00am - 5:00pm

       
8:00 - 8:15
  Introduction  
8:15 - 9:30
  Anatomy, Planes of Motion & Joint Axes  
9:45 - 10:45
  Functional Biomechanics and Gait  
 

BREAK (15 min.)

 
10:45 -12:00
  Primary Abnormalities Using Neutral STJ Position
12:00 -1:00
 

LUNCH (1 Hour)

1:00 - 2:15
  Foot Types & Gait Analysis – LAB
 

BREAK (15 min.)

 
2:30 - 3:15
  Neutral Position – LAB
3:15 - 5:00
  Footwear
3:15 - 5:00
  Foot Impression Molding - LAB

Day 2
8:00am - 5:00pm

     
8:00 - 9:15
  Extrinsic Abnormalities and Their Effect on Foot Function
 

BREAK (15 min.)

9:30 - 12:30
  Biomechanical Evaluation - LAB  
 

LUNCH (45 min.)

1:15 - 2:45
  Orthotic Applications  
 

BREAK (15 min.)

3:00-5:00
  Treatment of Pathologies  

INSTRUCTORS

Suzie LeFever is a nationally recognized educator in lower extremity function, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of the foot. Suzie holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from West Virginia University, and a M.A. in Education from Ball State University. She has contributed chapters on closed chain exercise and cycling biomechanics in two different text books on Physical Therapy. Suzie has been actively involved in sports medicine for twenty-eight years. She is the owner and principle therapist at San Juan Physical Therapy in Friday Harbor, WA. As an active clinician, she shares the joys and frustrations of delivering patient care in this new century. Suzie knows from teaching many clinicians over many years about what happens when the foot hits the ground, that it's best to have a biomechanical understanding of lower extremity events that cause dysfunction and pain when treating foot related problems.

Greg Wolfe is the cofounder and President of Biomechanical Services, Inc. in Brea, California.He is certified in Pedorthics by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics and by the Board of Certification International. Greg has been actively helping professionals integrate clinical biomechanics, foot function and orthotic therapy for thirty-four years. His particular interest in how foot and leg dynamics impact human locomotion, throughout the lower half of the body, was developed as a result of unique exposure to clinical research and applied principles in biomechanics. This course is setup to address many common questions Greg has fielded over the years. After thousands of orthotic consultations and hundreds of clinical in-services, this course brings it all together.