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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
Duration:
11 Hours 51 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 09, 2023
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Product Code:
RNV065191
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


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. Purchase now for a course that guarantees better outcomes for both you and your patients.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
 
All other 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 remaining 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.


Athletic Trainers

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Chiropractors

PESI is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This online course consists of 14.0 CE hours of instruction in the following subjects: Neurology (0.5hrs), Pain Management (0.5hrs), Pathology (0.5hrs), Patient Communication (0.5hrs), Orthopedics (1.0hrs), Rehabilitation of Joints (1.0hrs), Sports Medicine (1.0 hrs), Wellness/Supportive Care (1.0hrs), Adjunctive/Modalities (1.0hrs), Anatomy (1.0hrs), Biomechanics (1.0hrs), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (1.0hrs),Corrective/Therapeutic Exercise(1.0 hrs), Differential/Physical Diagnosis (1.0hrs), Evidence-Based Outcomes (1.0hrs), History and Exam (1.0hrs), . Approval #065191/88269. 

 

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation and answer yes to the PACE Chiropractor evaluation question if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 11.75 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 11.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


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 self-study course qualifies for 11.5 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 11.75 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 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.

 


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: 216.000270. 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 11.5 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 11.75 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 And 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 self-study activity consists of 11.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 11.75 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 self-study course consists of 11.75 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 11.75 continuing education clock hours 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.



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Courtney Conley, DC's Profile

Courtney Conley, DC Related seminars and products


Dr. Courtney Conley is the founder and creator of Gait Happens where she has the opportunity to truly realize her dream of helping as many people as possible reclaim their foot function.

She’s a renowned foot and gait specialist who teaches both nationally and internationally. Dr. Conley is a chiropractic physician who specializes in foot and gait mechanics. She holds a BA in Kinesiology, a BA in Human Biology, and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.

She is the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions clinic and Total Health Performance gym in Lakewood, CO, where she heads patient care with a focus on restoring gait mechanics and helping people resolve foot problems to move more easily and with less pain.

Dr. Conley is a founding member of the Healthy Foot Alliance, an international team of practitioners whose collective goal is to bring light to the benefits of national footwear and prevent unnecessary surgical procedures by improving foot foundation and creating a stable platform from the ground up.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. 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: Dr. Courtney Conley has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS's Profile

Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS Related seminars and products


Joseph LaVacca, PT, DPT, OCS, has been practicing physical therapy in New York City since 2010. He is the owner and founder of Strength in Motion Physical Therapy, where his passion lies in helping individuals with chronic pain rediscover themselves and their joy in both movement and life. Joe also holds advanced certifications in Orthopedics and movement screen utilization for the FMS/SFMA and functional range systems. Joe also prides himself on being a functional strength and mobility coach, while also having the opportunity to educate clinicians throughout the country and the world on topics such as building therapeutic alliance through the art of communication, understanding pain, treatment of lower extremity dysfunction and gait assessment, the clinical applications of CBD and breathwork interventions, as well as kinesiology taping and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.

 

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.


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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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