Effective Treatment Strategies & Techniques for Bunions, Heel Pain & Fallen Arches
Length: 2 Hours
Improve your treatment of foot pain by exploring common surgical techniques and post-op protocols, including proximal medial gastrocnemius release, and TMT fusions, as well as evidence for PRP vs. steroid injections. Learn the latest options for post-op bracing, dynamic AFO, foot orthoses and footwear. Discover the most important manual techniques for proper healing, including IASTM, joint mobilizations, and dynamic cupping. Go beyond the standard elastic band exercises with “yoga toes” and “arch pull-ups” to get your patients back on their feet. This is an information-packed, must-attend session.
Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, is an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with over 30 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all ages and activity levels. She holds multiple degrees including a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, an M.S. in Biology specializing in Biomechanics, a post-baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Ms. DuPont was on the Medical Staff at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and awarded a 1-year fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She has worked with various professional and elite athletes, from WTA pro tennis to World Cup Figure Skating. While working with the U.S.O.C. Biomechanics Division, Ms. DuPont researched and developed a Clinical Plyometrics protocol and presented the findings at the APTA National Conference.
Ms. DuPont has taught courses specifically for seniors on healthy aging and wellness. She is a veteran ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, teaching Pilates, kickboxing, and many other fitness courses for over 20 years. Ms. DuPont has performed extensive research on the spine, aging, balance, and fitness. In her clinical practice, she utilizes advanced clinical techniques in manual therapy, taping/strapping, active stabilization, and soft tissue release to improve functional movement patterns. Currently, Ms. DuPont teaches continuing education courses nationwide. When home in Florida, she treats patients/clients for physical therapy and wellness and sits on the Advisory Board for Southwest Florida University's PTA program.
Financial: Sue Dupont has employment relationships with Joint Implant Surgeons, South Best Home Care, and Doctor's Choice Home Care. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sue Dupont is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).