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Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle – North American Seminars Inc.
September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016$595
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? How do you know if an orthotic actually made the patient better? If you have had questions about your patients like this in the past, then this is the course for you. This advanced level course is designed for clinicians (PT, MD, ATC, DO, DPM, CPed) who have completed the prerequisites listed below 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 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. Tuition includes professional DVD containing Evaluation and Treatment Techniques of the Foot and Ankle.