Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex
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Foot deformities and other foot conditions are highly prevalent in adults aged over 65 years. Foot problems can affect walking and contribute to falling and functional disability in older adults. They are also associated with frailty and decreased physical activity. In this course, Helene Simpson reviews age-related changes in the foot. She offers examples of therapeutic interventions to increase ankle range of motion, strength, and proprioception and improve balance in older adults with foot problems.
This course aims to review age-related changes in the foot. It also discusses physiotherapy interventions for older adults with deficits in foot range of motion, strength and balance.
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.