Friday, 18. January 2019, Mercer University Atlanta Campus, Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Management: Foot and Ankle

from 18. January 2019 - 13:00
till 19. January 2019 - 17:30

Mercer University Atlanta Campus

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This lecture/laboratory course builds on prior orthopaedic knowledge enhancing the ability to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, develop a plan of care, and determine outcomes for patients/clients with foot and/or ankle dysfunction. The International Classification of Function will be utilized as the model for a patient-centered care approach. This course will further promote development of knowledge and skills in identifying and assessing regional interdependence. Participants will synthesize the concepts of clinical reasoning and clinical decision making while incorporating evidence-based practice principles and clinical practice guidelines for patient management.
Course Objectives:

Demonstrate ability to examine, evaluate, diagnose, prognose, and determine outcomes for patients/clients with foot and/or ankle dysfunction.
Demonstrate competence and skill in both performing and interpreting examination procedures appropriate for physical therapy management of foot and/or ankle dysfunction.
Demonstrate competence and skill in both the technical application and in the interpretation of response to procedural interventions utilized in the management of foot and/or ankle dysfunction.
Discuss the indications for various types of manual therapy interventions for the foot and/or ankle dysfunction based on evaluation of examination findings.
Discuss absolute/relative contraindications and precautions for manipulative techniques including, but not limited to thrust techniques.
Integrate pain sciences into the collaborative clinical reasoning model to improve efficacy of patient/client management for foot and/or ankle dysfunction.

 
Course Schedule:

Friday 1-5:30PM:


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Pre-assessment
Review of Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle


Clinical Reasoning

Lab: Gait Analysis
Clinical Practice Guidelines:

Ankle pain, stiffness, and muscle power deficits: mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
Ankle stability and movement coordination impairments
Heel pain – plantar fasciitis




Saturday 8AM-noon

Physical Stress Theory
Footwear as an Intervention
Lab: Shoe Lacing Accommodations
Lab: Shoe Modifications for Common Foot Dysfunctions


Noon-1PM: Lunch on own
Saturday 1PM-5:30PM

Lab: Shoe Modifications for Common Foot Dysfunctions (cont)
Lab: Manual Therapy Interventions for the Foot and Ankle
Lab: Exercise Prescription for the Foot and Ankle
Cases
Course Evaluation & Post-assessment



 
Speakers' bios:
Joe Donnelly is the Director of Postprofessional Education and Clinical professor. He earned his Doctor of Health Sciences Degree in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, and MS in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and BS in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (hon) in 2017. He has over 30 years of clinical experience and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical therapy, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His clinical research interests are in the area of myofascial pain and movement dysfunction. Dr Donnelly is the Editor and a contributing author of the third edition of the Travell, Simons and Simons Trigger Point Manual which was released in August 2018.
Deborah Wendland is an associate professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions. She was awarded her PhD in Applied Physiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her post professional Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Physical Therapy degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a neuroscience concentration from Duke University. Dr. Wendland is a certified pedorthist and has 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. Dr. Wendland is engaged in research on managing diabetes, health promotion/ wellness, and use of the physical therapy annual examination in promoting aging in place. A member of the APTA, Dr. Wendland serves as a member of the education committee for the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. She also serves on their Diabetic Foot Ulcer Clinical Practice Guidelines team.
 
FAQs
 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Once on campus, the Davis Building is #1 on the map found at: 
Free parking is available in the West Parking lot, which is most easily accessible off Flowers Rd.
 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Ms. Maxine Caruth at caruth_rm@ 678-547-6708.

What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds.  If you cancel within 14 days of the course, you can move your registration to another continuing education course offering within 1 year.
 

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