DFA: Dynamic Foot and Ankle

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DFA: Dynamic Foot and Ankle
Finding a Firm Foundation through Functional Manual Therapy® 

Prerequisites: None

Required Equipment:
All participants should bring: Half Foam Roll (12" x 6" which measures 3" tall at the apex since the 6" round is cut in half) to use during the course. You may order this from IPA and have it shipped directly to the course if ordered three weeks prior to the course.

Required Course Preparation
Self review of foot & ankle anatomy.
Additionally, please have your fingernails clipped back and filed, as some techniques require fingertip pressure.

It is required that each participant reviews the bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course. All Course Bibliographies

Course Cost:  $661.00.  Early Bird Discount $595.00 for Registrations One Month Prior to Course

Purpose
This course is a lab intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of management for the foot and ankle. Through lecture and demonstration, the participant will gain a better understanding of the anatomical and biomechanical presentation of an efficient foot and ankle which provides for a dynamically stable and mobile base of support.

Each participant will explore the biomechanical and functional impact of the foot and ankle on the entire kinetic chain and examine the role of the foot and ankle as an essential component of optimal mobility, alignment, and motor control of the human system. Participants will be instructed to utilize the Functional Manual Therapy® clinical reasoning system for examination, evaluation, and development of a plan of care for management of the patient with decreased function secondary to mechanical impairments of the foot and ankle.

Through demonstration and supervised lab sessions, the participant will develop advanced skills of evaluation, differentiation of mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control dysfunctions, and implementation of an appropriate plan of care and utilization of Functional Mobilization techniques to treat the identified dysfunctions. The course includes supervised and systematic pre and post functional and structural assessment to determine the effectiveness of the selected intervention.  

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to analyze the biomechanical difference between a normal and an efficient foot and ankle in supervised lab practice sessions and instructor guided discussions.

Participants will be able to:

~ verbalize the difference between a “normal” and an “efficient” foot and ankle based on the presented “challenge of normal”.

~ identify the 6 key structural components of a “compensated supinated” foot.

~ identify 13 functional characteristics of an efficient vs. inefficient foot.

~ evaluate their lab partner’s foot and ankle using 14 function based evaluations.

~ develop the skill to set 10 structural and functional goals for treating the foot and ankle.

~ perform the appropriate manual skills to evaluate the structures and function of the foot and ankle.

~ perform effective treatments for the restoration of mobility and function of the foot and ankle.

~ synthesize the information gained through objective and subjective evaluations to create an appropriate prognosis for a lab partner.

~ synthesize the information gained through objective and subjective evaluations to create an appropriate prognosis for a lab partner.

 

Instructor Note
The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors.  Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment

Hours
2 Days, 16 Contact Hours

Breaks
Break food will not be provided during the course.  Lunch for both days will be on your own. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Attendance
PT, SPT, PTA with supervising PT approvalPTA supervisor approval form

Each participant is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment. Sports bra or halter-top and shorts are appropriate for women. Shorts or swim trunks for men. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.

 

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