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 relatively common in individuals of all ages. They can disrupt foot alignment, cause severe pain and sensation abnormalities, and affect walking and functional abilities. These symptoms can lead to decreased physical activity and frailty in older adults. In this programme, the instructors discuss various foot conditions. They outline the assessment for each condition and explore the most effective, evidence-based therapeutic interventions to ensure optimal outcomes.
This programme aims to review age-related and non-age-related changes in the foot. It aims to outline the clinical presentation of different foot disorders and offer insight into their management.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Exploring Foot Anatomy
- The Ageing Foot
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Foot
- Lisfranc Injuries
- Plantar Plate Injuries
- Morton's Neuroma
- Conservative Management of Hallux Valgus
- Physiotherapy after Hallux Valgus Surgery
- Hallux Rigidus
- Introduction to Foot Neuropathy
- Assessment of Foot Neuropathies
- Intervention Considerations for Foot Neuropathies
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.