Module II: Foot, Ankle & Knee
Please note: Module II will not be taught in 2016
Course is completed.
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.
8:30-10:30 Clinical Significance of Foot, Ankle & Knee
10:45-12:30 Lab: Palpation of the Foot, Ankle and Knee
1:30-3:30Lab: Biomechanics of Plie and Releve3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Lab: Manual Therpay and Therapeutic Exercise for the Knee
8:00 NYCB Performance
8:30-10:30 Case Study: Ankle Sprain
10:45-12:00 Case Study: Tendinopathy
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Case Study: Stress Fracture
2:30 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15 Case Study: Posterior Impingement
4:15-4:30 Q & A/Closing Comments