Is it better to run with or without shoes? How do you know when you should utilize a custom foot orthotic versus an over the counter device to treat a lower extremity symptom? What makes certain ankle sprains seem to heal faster than others?
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Is it better to run with or without shoes? How do physical therapist know when to utilize a custom foot orthotic versus an over the counter device to treat a lower extremity symptom? What makes certain ankle sprains seem to heal faster than others? How do therapists know if an orthotic actually made the patient better? This advanced level physical therapy continuing education course is designed for clinicians (PT, MD, ATC, DO, DPM, CPed) who have completed the prerequisite course: Advanced Evaluation and Functional Treatment of the Foot and Ankle and wish to continue to advance their comprehension and functional treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Participants will review static and functional evaluation and screening techniques to guide differential diagnosis and promote thorough treatments with emphasis on forefoot pathologies and more complicated hindfoot disorders. This will include common clinical signs and symptoms of typical presentations, conservative treatments and various surgical techniques for diagnoses ranging from ankle sprains to neuromas. The participant will learn the advantages and disadvantages of custom foot orthotic utilization, as well as how to appropriately prescribe, assess and modify foot orthotics as well as over the counter shoe inserts and shoes. Dynamic functional testing will be used to determine orthotic and shoe effectiveness thus guide suggested treatment algorithms. This will be performed using the latest literature to guide course participants as well as open forum discussion/labs to maximize didactic learning. Manual therapy labs will focus on only high level techniques such as thrust manipulations of the talocrural, subtalar and midtarsal joints. This PT continuing education course is unique in its offerings of advanced manual therapy, advanced evaluation skills, as well as specific orthotic recommendations and prescriptions in an organized and clinically applicable format.
This course will be presented at:
St. Anthony's Medical Center October 5-6, 2013
Vital Rehabilitation November 9 - 10, 2013
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center November 23-24, 2013
This course is instructed by Joshua Bailey PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CPed. Joshua Bailey PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CPed , completed his MPT and DPT degrees at Shenandoah University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the NSCA as well as an orthopedic clinical specialist from the APTA. He is the President and Chief Executive officer of Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, a 9 site orthopedic physical therapy center, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He practices full time managing foot and ankle cases and is the director of the foot and ankle program at Rehab Associates. Dr. Bailey works with a wide variety of patients including athletes, officials and referees in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball, ACC, Big South Conference, and the Big East Conference. Dr. Bailey is an adjunct faculty member with Liberty University, Lynchburg College Doctoral Physical Therapy program, and The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency. He acts as a consultant for foot and ankle injuries for several Division I athletic programs as well. He has lectured in many forums on foot and ankle since 1997 on topics including pre and post surgical management, manual therapy of the foot and ankle, differential diagnosis of foot and ankle disorders, as well as foot orthoses fabrication and modification.
North American Seminars also offers online PT continuing education seminars. For more information on this course and online continuing education for physical therapists visit http://www.healthclick.com