Module II: Foot, Ankle, and Knee
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the anatomy, biomechanics and pathomechanics of common injuries in dancers at the foot, ankle and knee.
- Identify typical presentations of commonly seen injuries/conditions including predisposing and precipitating factors, diagnostic presentation, typical interventions and prevention.
- Apply effective intervention strategies to typical injuries/conditions at the foot, ankle and knee in dancers including exercise, motor control, technique re-education, myofascial release, taping/padding and use of supports.
- For those licensed to do graded passive movement at the joints: Apply effective intervention strategies to typical injuries/conditions at the foot, ankle and knee in dancers including joint mobilization/ Grade V movements.
- Improve observational skills with a focus on the biomechanics of the foot, ankle and knee and integrate this skill into intervention programs for the performing dancer.
8:00-8:30 am Registration
830-9:00 am Introduction to the Foot & Ankle
9:00-10:30 am LAB: Surface Palpation of the Foot & Ankle
10:30-10:50 am Break
10:50- 12:30 pm LAB: Assessment of Alignment, Strength & Motor Control of the Foot & Ankle
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:15 pm LAB: Assessment of Alignment, Strength & Motor Control of the Foot & Ankle
2:15-3:30 pm Lecture: Ligamentous injury and Instability in the Dancer
3:50-5:30 LAB: Ligament Stress Testing, Taping of the Foot & Ankle
8:30 – 9:30 Lecture: Ankle Impingement in the Dancer
9:30-10:30 Lecture: Stress Fractures in the Dancer
10:50-12:30 LAB: Joint mobility Assessment, Mobilization/Manipulation of the Foot & Ankle
1:30-2:30 Tendinopathy in the Dancer
2:30-3:45 LAB: Joint mobility Assessment, Mobilization/Manipulation of the Foot & Ankle
4:00-5:15 Lecture/LAB: Clinical Significance of the Knee including manual therapy intervention, neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise
5:15 -5:30 Closing Comments/ Q&A