Improving Foot Function - Level 1
What you'll learn
- Strategies and tools for decreasing foot pain.
- Methods to connect foot, knee, hip and core function to improve performance and prevent injury.
- Misconceptions and truth about common foot conditions.
- How to test your footwear to see if it is allowing healthy foot function.
- What to look for in footwear to make sure you are providing a healthy foundation for movement and force transmission.
There are so many reasons for foot pain, and many of the typical interventions to help fix it are out-dated and
short-sighted. This course will introduce you to the emerging science behind foot pain and optimal foot function.
We will look at what's really happening in the feet and how to create the opportunity for better function.
You will learn techniques to relieve pain and improve the way the foot moves, and help you recognize when foot pain may be
linked to knee, hip and core dysfunction, assessment techniques to identify where there are issues and ways to make
corrections and provide purposeful, effective and evidence-informed home care to ensure success.
You should have a foundational understanding of anatomy and anatomical terminology to take this course.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with feet. General Public.
- Massage Therapists
- Athletic Therapists
- Personal Trainers
- Fitness Professionals
- Yoga Instructors
- Pilates Instructors
Laurie completed examinations with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2000, and worked as an RMT in the province until 2014. During that time, she owned and managed a multidisciplinary wellness clinic, and acted as both faculty and administration at massage therapy colleges throughout the GTA. Her role in education included program coordinator for two Toronto campuses, curriculum development and instruction, specifically in anatomy, physiology and pathology.
In 2014, she moved to Halifax (Nova Scotia) and brought her unique style of neurological-based practice to the east coast; she taught at two massage therapy colleges, coordinated and led study groups for healthcare professionals, presented at several conferences and developed and delivered her own continuing education courses. She spent a short time living in Northern Alberta, is currently back in Nova Scotia and continues to travel to teach, treat and learn. She runs courses for the general public and healthcare and fitness professionals from Alberta to Nova Scotia. Laurie believes that being a lifelong learner is key to being an effective therapist, and her additional training includes NeuroKinetic Therapy, yoga teacher training, StrongFirst KettleBell User, Primal Movement Patterns, Cupping, RockTape, Active Isolated Stretching and personal training. In her spare time, Laurie can be found at the gym, near a beautiful body of water or the airport, as she travels frequently to visit family and to work.