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2-Day Top Down and Bottom Up: A Whole-Body Approach to Lower Extremity Dysfunction and Rehab


Speakers:
Courtney Conley, DC |  Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, FRCms, SFMA
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC065191
Brochure Code:
PWZ88269
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

While foot and ankle diagnoses are commonly addressed by rehab professionals, might you be overly simplifying your treatment with tunnel vision?

Learn how to move beyond common pitfalls in managing lower extremity dysfunction by avoiding diagnosis driven treatment by shifting to a whole-person approach.

You will quickly discover how the lower extremities function as part of the kinetic chain in which a global assessment approach is essential to identify the origin of dysfunction.

Our promise to you - this training is different than the standard orthopedic skills course. Constant emphasis is applied to function of the whole person through the entire kinetic chain AND neurocognitive contributions are presented. You’ll learn:

  • Simple and effective strategies for the most common diagnoses in both acute and chronic presentations: plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, achilles tendon & posterior tibialis dysfunction, and more!
  • Proven techniques to enhance mobility and stability throughout the kinetic chain
  • How to eliminate foot pain and unnecessary procedures
  • How the pelvis and hips influence foot and ankle mechanics
  • Essential tools including graded exposure and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to manage complex conditions with ease

Put your new skills into action through multiple case studies that include a detailed look at the assessment, objective findings, treatment approaches, and outcomes.

You will confidently implement programs for return to sport along with how to advise footwear recommendations based on your client’s individual needs. Register now for a course that guarantees better outcomes for both you and your patients.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


Athletic Trainers

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course is for informational purposes only. No continuing education credit is available. 


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Arkansas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association for 12.0 contact hours.  


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 12.0 continuing competency hours.


Delaware Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts CEUs approved by a national governing body (e.g., APTA, BOC) or a fellow state licensing board during the current licensing period. This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 12.0 CE Credit Hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 12.0 Hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider  and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: . This activity will provide 12.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 12.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 720 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



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Speaker

Courtney Conley, DC's Profile

Courtney Conley, DC Related seminars and products


Dr. Courtney Conley is a chiropractic physician specializing in foot and gait mechanics. She holds a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland and is the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions in Golden, Colorado. She also is the founder of Gait Happens, an online education platform specializing in foot and gait mechanics. Her personal journey of becoming a foot and gait expert began years ago when she attended chiropractic school in Chicago, Illinois. She was privileged to be mentored under some of the top experts in her field.

Now with the desire to share her knowledge with her patients, Dr. Conley dove deeply into educating herself on barefoot function and learning from experts such as Steven Sashen, the CEO of XERO shoes, and Sebastian Bar, the owner of Joe Nimble; the creators of 2 functional footwear companies. She studied more on the mechanics of the foot and its relationship to the entire kinetic chain.

Today, Dr. Conley is on the forefront of educating the public on the benefits of foot health. It is her passion and desire to see people eliminate foot pain and begin moving better, eliminating unnecessary procedures and chronic pain. She is enjoying consulting with clients all over the world as well as teaching her lower extremity course, TOP DOWN, BOTTOM UP, with her best friend and partner, Dr. Joseph LaVacca.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Courtney Conley is the co-owner of Force Couple, LLC., the owner of GaitHappens, and the owner and medical director of Total Health Solutions. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Courtney Conley has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, FRCms, SFMA's Profile

Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, FRCms, SFMA Related seminars and products


Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, CFSC, FMS, FMT-C, FRCms, SFMA, is an experienced outpatient orthopedic clinician who graduated from Sacred Heart University with his Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree in 2008, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. He also has certifications in movement screens for both the FMS and SFMA, Functional Strength Coaching, as well as Fascial Movement Taping and Performance Movement Techniques through RockTape.

Dr. LaVacca is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has experience in Maitland-Based Manual Treatments, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Kinesiology Taping, and movement assessment/performance screening. He is a nationwide speaker and frequently teaches healthcare practitioners about Kinesiology Taping and Movement Assessment Principles.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Joseph LaVacca is the owner and physical therapist of Strength in Motion Physical Therapy. He has employment relationships with Fringe, Inc, RockTape, and Force Couple LLC. Joseph LaVacca receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Joseph LaVacca has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate pain from an evolutionary lens and how it promoted learning and survival throughout generations.
  2. Inspect the evolutionary adaptations of the human body that have allowed it to become an effective and efficient mover.
  3. Develop a thorough understanding of ankle and foot anatomy and how it pertains to function and clinical decision making.
  4. Investigate the acute pain process including immediate changes that occur in the body and how behavior is affected.
  5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the chronic pain process including the longterm changes in the mind and brain and how it affects beliefs and decision making.
  6. Employ assessment strategies to enhance clinical decision making for common lower extremity injuries and dysfunction.
  7. Develop and implement effective treatment strategies for common lower extremity injuries and dysfunction.
  8. Incorporate a bio-psycho-social approach to enhance patient education and form a therapeutic alliance with clients to enhance outcomes in clinic.
  9. Investigate the role of footwear choices and how it can delay or facilitate lower body healing and mechanics.
  10. Differentiate the phases of the gait cycle and utilize specific treatment techniques to target change in each phase.
  11. Organize a full body framework into rehabilitation that incorporates postural, core and upper body exercises into treatment protocols.
  12. Construct and implement a return to walking/running program for your clients.

Outline

Evolution of Human Movement
  • The influence of pain in learning and survival and its relevance today
  • Adaptations of the body and how these changes shape movement
  • Approaches of modern medicine
Anatomy & Pathophysiology of Foot/Ankle Dysfunction
  • Foot and ankle anatomy
    • Extrinsic muscles of the foot and their function
    • Intrinsic muscles of the foot and their function
  • The role in differential diagnosis
Before and After Injury
  • Risk factors that lead to common LE injuries and dysfunction
  • A look at the acute pain process
  • Changes in physiology and behavior
Acute vs Chronic Presentations
  • Duration of symptoms and how this impacts the brain and behavior
  • Common assessments and findings in lower extremity pathology
  • Post tibialis
  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Plantar fasciitis
Analysis of the Gait Cycle
  • How environment and anatomy play a role in walking behavior
  • Movement efficiency
  • Key stages in the gait cycle
  • Effects of sprains, strains, stress and stiffness
  • Importance of foot intrinsic strength
  • Key structures involved
  • FHL, FDB, and their relationship to the pelvic floor
Case Studies: “Building the Tissues”
  • – a detailed look at common presentations, assessment, differential diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, and outcomes
  • Case Study 1: Evaluation and management of plantar fasciitis
    • What it is and what it is not
  • Case Study 2: Evaluation and management of ankle sprains
    • Long term effects of chronic ankle instability
  • Case Study 3: Evaluation and management of posterior tibialis dysfunction
    • How this is different from plantar fasciitis
  • Case Study 4: Evaluation and management of achilles tendon dysfunction
    • Myths of treating tendons
    • Tendon research
Corrective Exercise Strategies
  • Sensory awareness and foot positioning
    • Toe yoga
    • Foot tripod/quadripod
    • Farmer’s carry
    • Pallof press or balance on a wedge
    • Pen touch for big toe abduction
  • Mobility
    • Improving ranges of motion
      • First ray, ankle
  • Stability
    • Isolated exercises
    • Integrated exercises
    • Contributions of hip and core weakness
Case Studies: “Building the Person”
  • Patient care through the bio-psycho-social lens
  • Build effective communication for improved clinical outcomes
  • Incorporate graded exposure and cognitive behavioral therapy into practice
  • Constructing well rounded programs for return to sport, running, and activity
  • Manual therapy techniques to address impaired mechanics
  • Applications of kinesiology taping
Choosing appropriate footwear
  • What is functional/natural footwear
  • Characteristics of proper footwear
  • Shoes and their impact on feet – MSK impact of high heels
  • Orthotics/orthoses – embrace your inner minimalist, less is more
  • Diagnosis-based recommendations

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Other Rehab and Healthcare Professionals

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