Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex
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When tissue deformation occurs, the sensory receptors in the skin, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons provide proprioceptive feedback to the central nervous system. Skin sensory receptors and musculoskeletal receptors are the main sensors controlling the relative position of the body parts and muscle activity. They respond to touch, vibration, pressure and stretch on the skin. The length and tension of the skeletal muscles are controlled by proprioception to coordinate motor control. Proprioception can be impacted by injury and should, therefore, be considered in the rehabilitation of ankle injuries. This course will explore various techniques that can be used to retrain proprioception after an ankle injury.
This course aims to introduce proprioception impairment after an ankle injury and highlight evidence-based techniques to retrain proprioception.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.