A highly practical course focussing on the biomechanical relationship between the foot, knee, leg, hip and lower back. The course investigates how foot function can affect the overall body structure. Delegates will learn invaluable techniques to assess for lower limb biomechanical dysfunction, and how orthotic therapy can be integrated with clinical treatments. Finally, delegates will learn how to translate assessment findings into an orthotic prescription, and how to fit and modify orthotics - quickly and simply in the clinic setting.
Spaces are limited – don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend the no. 1 lower limb biomechanics course in Australian and New Zealand! Book Now.
Delegates will earn 8 CPD Points for attending.
BONUS: Each delegate will receive a FREE Orthotic Starter Pack valued at over £90.
Course Topic Outline:
• Intro to Biomechanics: Cause & Effect
• Lower Limb Anatomy: Mechanics of the Foot
• Orientation/Axis of Motion: The Sagittal, Frontal & Transverse Planes.
• The Subtalar Joint: Triplane Motion & the Lower Leg
• Pronation & Supination: Symptoms
• Biomechanical Engineering: A Clinical Perspective
• Pronation & Gait: Causative Factors
• Subtalar Joint Neutral: Examination of Root’s theory of lower limb normalcy, and the effect of the tibial varum angle in conjunction with gravity & hard ground surfaces.
• Diagnosis of Excessive Pronation: RCSP (Resting Calcaneal Stance Position) & NCSP (Neutral Calcaneal Stance Position)
• Obtaining Subtalar Joint Neutral: The Anterior Line Method & Posterior Markings
• Identifying Forefoot Valgus & Varus
• Identifying Forefoot Supinatus
• Assessment & Treatment of Common Lower Limb Biomechanical Conditions: Including Hallux Abducto Valgus, Metatarsalgia & Mortons Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spur, Severs Disease, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Osgood Schlatters Disease, Knee Pain, Functional & Structural Leg Length Discrepancy.
• Strapping Techniques: Lateral Heel Lock, Medial & Central Heel Lock & Low Dye Strapping.
• Fitting Orthotics: The Prescription & Fitting Process
Presenter: Ian Sadler (Podiatrist)
Ian has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of gait and biomechanics related conditions. Ian started his medical career as a medic and paratrooper with the British Army where he dealt with the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic and overuse injuries to the lower limb in many different fields of operation. After leaving the Army Ian studied Podiatry at the University of Huddersfield, specialising in the use of orthotic materials in the rehabilitation of lower limb and back injuries. Ian is currently a lecturer in the clinical interpretation of gait analysis technology and visiting lecturer at University Campus Suffolk and Easton College.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for anyone wanting to expand their lower limb biomechanical knowledge, and in doing so enhance patient treatment outcomes and recovery. It covers a broad range of applications: from sports injury to common complaints.
• MANCHESTER – Sunday 23 June 2013
• BIRMINGHAM - Sunday 22 September 2013
Time: 9am to 5pm
(Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included)
Fee: £90 + VAT
This course is facilitate by the International College of Biomechanics, and sponsored by JPM Products P/L.