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The Dynamic Foot and Ankle Complex
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The Dynamic Foot and  Ankle Complex

This course is presented in conjunction with the Tricounties District, CPTA and Institute of Physical Art (IPA)

7/25/2015 to 7/26/2015
When: 7/25/2015
8:00 AM
Where: Sansum Clinic
4151 Foothill Road
Building A
Santa Barbara, CA 
United States
Presenter: Ryan Johnson, PT, DPT, CFMT, FFMT, FAAOMPT
Contact: Kathy Zack, PT, DPT, Con Ed Chair for TriCounties District

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Target Audience

This course is intended for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Registration is limited. due to the lab component.

CEUs are pending. This course is eligible for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs.
Information is available from Kathy Zack, PT, DPT, Con Ed Chair for TriCounties District at Directions will be sent upon receipt of tuition fee and registration. Refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received by July 15, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds after July 16, 2015.

Sponsors reserve the right to cancel the course, with a liability of a paid tuition refund. Registration fee includes the course materials, refreshments and course certificate. Lunch on your own.

Mail payment and completed registration form to: Kathy Zack, 90 Eucalyptus Road, Nipomo, CA 93444
Checks are payable to TriCounties APTA District. Deadline July 15, 2015.
Cost: $295 APTA members $475 Non-members



Ryan Johnson graduated from UCSF with his MS-DPT. After graduating, Ryan enrolled in Institute of Physical Art’s (IPA) APTA Credentialed Orthopedic Residency program, mentoring under Michael Baum, PT, CFMT and Kent Keyser, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, ATC, FFCFMT, FAAOMPT. Ryan passed his Certification in Functional Manual Therapy (CFMT), with distinction. Ryan has completed IPA’s AAOMPT/APTA Credentialed Fellowship program studying under Dean Hazama, MPT, FFMT, FAAOMPT. Ryan is a faculty member for IPA, teaching PNF, Functional Mobilization II and Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant. Furthermore he sits on the research committee for the Functional Manual Therapy Foundation and is involved in multiple research projects. Ryan is VP of PR and Marketing for IPA Inc.

Course Description: This lab intensive course focuses on the foot and ankle complex, and its influence on the functional capacity of the human system. Within the Functional Manual TherapyTM (FMT) approach, managing the base of support is an essential component for the restoration of optimal mobility, alignment and motor control of the human body. The efficient foot and ankle model is presented as a mobile and dynamically stable base of support.

FMT treatment scaffolding includes the management of the mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function, and motor control of the human system. Participants will be taken through an evaluation and treatment system which demonstrates the impact manual treatment can produce on the mobility, shape, structure and function of the foot and ankle. Functional MobilizationTM will be instructed for the treatment of mechanical dysfunctions, including soft tissues, joints, and neurovascular structures. Functional MobilizationTM is a dynamic, three-dimensional treatment strategy which utilizes active, resisted and/or passive movements to specifically mobilize mechanical restrictions. Functional MobilizationTM is rooted in the principles of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), which is the foundation for the manual handling skills which will be instructed for the management of the neuromuscular function impairments (decreased efficiency of muscular initiation, strength and endurance) and motor control deficits.

Instruction of the FMT clinical reasoning framework for examination, evaluation, and treatment planning for the management of the patient with decreased function secondary to neuro-musculoskeletal impairments of the foot and ankle complex. The systematic FMT treatment approach allows for seamless transitions between evaluation and treatment of identified impairments as an ongoing process in a session-to-session (reflection-on-action) and moment-to-moment (reflection-in-action) basis.

Learning Objectives

Attain a clear understanding of the role of the foot and ankle complex in functional activities and its effect on the rest of the body.
2. Develop the palpation skills to identify and localize specific soft tissue and joint restrictions.
3. Develop the skills to specifically evaluate the structure and function of individual feet and develop a clear treatment strategy for management of the impairments identified.
4. Develop the manual skills for treatment of the mechanical, neuromuscular function and motor control components of the foot and ankle complex to enhance the function of the human system.

Lab Clothes: Due to the Lab component in this course wear appropriate clothing to view the foot and ankle.

Time Ordered Agenda Day 1
7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 - 8:30 AM- Introduction of instructors, introduction to IPA and MNM management
8:30 - 10:00 AM: Introduction to foot types and kinetic chain dysfunctions
10:00 -10:15 AM: Break and change into lab clothes
10:15 -11:45 AM: Evaluation of Foot / Ankle
11:45 -12:15 PM: Superficial fascia and bony contours over tibia demo and labs

12:15 -1:15 PM Lunch on your own

1:15 - 1:50 PM: Anterior leg soft tissues and fibular head demo and labs
1:50 - 3:15 PM Plantar surface and posterior leg soft tissues demo and labs
3:15 - 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM Calcaneus distraction demo and labs
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Calcaneus medial and lateral shears and tilts demo and labs

Time Ordered Agenda Day 2

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Questions and Answers
8:30 - 8:45 AM: Re-evaluation of ankle structures
8:45 - 10:15 AM: Talus distraction, medial and lat- ereal shears demo and labs
10:15 - 10:30 AM: Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM: Talus, tibia, and fibula AP and PA in supine and quadruped demo and labs
11:15 - 12:00 PM : Talus, tibia, and fibula and post soft tissues in 1/2 kneeling and standing
12:00 - 12:30 PM: Shoe and orthotics talk and evaluation
12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 PM: Navicular lead in and treatment of dropped navicular demo and labs
2:00 - 2:45 PM: Cuneiforms and supinated navicu lar demo and labs
2:45 - 3:15 PM: Cuboid demo and labs
3:15 - 3:30 PM: Break
3:30 - 3:50 PM: Demo of cuneiforms in standing and PNF patterns dictated by foot
3:50 - 4:10 PM: Forefoot considerations and alter nate treatment positions demo and labs
4:10 - 4:40 PM : PNF patterns demo and labs
4:40 - 5:00 PM: Home Program Considerations

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