Improving Foot Function - Level 1
- 2.5 hours on-demand video
- 4 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- 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.
- Anyone with feet. General Public.
- Massage Therapists
- Athletic Therapists
- Personal Trainers
- Fitness Professionals
- Yoga Instructors
- Pilates Instructors
Here begins your journey into better understanding of your feet, other peoples feet, and how they function well and not so well. Can't wait to take you on this little trip into one of my fave body parts.
You don't really need much, but if you want to follow along with the drills it would be great to have a few different size balls appropriate to do self-massage for the foot, a foam roller, and a produce elastic (like the one the holds your broccoli together) or a theraband.
Also, there are printable or downloadable notes here too. I use them for my in-person courses and even though you might not really need them... here they are.
Don't ever struggle when there is more than enough help available.
If you have any questions about the content, need a little support or help understanding a concept please reach out via social media or email. I am always available to answer questions and help you master all this foot stuff.
In this short video, we look at the basic anatomy of the foot. The foot is a complex part of our anatomy, and as practitioners I know you learned all the little bits and pieces. The focus here is not on rehashing the details, but rather a quick overview. Refreshing our knowledge of anatomy is always valuable, so I would always invite you to dig a little deeper.
Wooo this is a common one. People self diagnose, get incorrectly diagnosed. Lots of myths and misunderstandings to discuss here. We will also look at two conditions that can mimic fasciitis, how to distinguish them from each other and how we may need to treat them just a bit differently.
So all these conditions have some common patterns. When we treat the foot, we are often treating for manifestations consistent with either a supinated or pronated foot. This chart breaks it down; all the changes that happen at each part and what muscles are concentrically vs eccentrically loaded. Check out the downloadable chart here too.
In this section, we look at a handful of ways to get the foot moving better. Foot mobility is at the centre of many foot pain conditions. Getting the foot more mobile is the first step in any plan to improve foot function.
Improving foot function is not just about drills and treatment. Lasting improvements are seen when we consider all the factors that lend to poor foot function and change them ALL (or lots of them).
After completing the final quiz and assignment, if you need, or would like, a certificate of completion (besides the Udemy issued one) please email me with your full name (as you would like it to appear) and I will send you an electronic, printable, fancy looking certificate.
I have had the pleasure of learning from some amazingly talented and skilled people, including my patients. I hope that you have taken away a better understanding of foot function, and how to most effectively get results for your patients/clients.
I would like to thank all of my mentors, colleagues and friends who have helped me increase my knowledge and understanding, and all of my students who have challenged me and kept me on my toes.
(lol...see that pun? #intentional)
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