Sports Medicine Secrets: Ankle and Foot Strength, Mobility, and Coordination Deficits
Section: Academy of Orthopaedic PT
Session Code: OR-2B-6009
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: Ballroom B
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
This session will include evidence-based movement analysis, movement testing, and clinical reasoning skills for Orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, with an emphasis on the ankle and foot. The presenters will discuss how a movement- and impairment-based examination focused on the ankle and foot relates to the mechanics of the most common lower quarter sports movements, providing a missing link to correctly identifying contributions from these interdependent regions. Using manual, movement, and sports therapy examination approaches, the presenters will demonstrate how specific interventions are targeted to the cause and source of lower extremity kinematic faults, and will discuss risk factors for injury.Case examples and skill demonstrations using high-definition video and apps will help participants better integrate the presenters' successful application of these concepts into their own Orthopaedics clinical practice environments.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Identify common ankle and foot faults presented in research and their relationship to lower quarter kinematics.
2. Use movement analysis of common lower quarter sport movements to drive a targeted impairment examination.
3. Determine the best tests, measures, and functional movements to include in a screen to identify common faults and risk factors for lower extremity sports activities.
4. Best target ankle and foot impairments and incorporate into high-level functional lower quarter training.
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