foot and ankle

Foot and Ankle Pearls

Lindsay Harris 

The foot and ankle are a complex part of our bodies, including 26 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments, 19 muscles and four arches. Often because of its complex anatomy and biomechanics we tend to avoid it.

In this presentation the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot are explained. The “core” of the foot is discussed, allowing us to understand why foot posture is so key to the treatment and rehabilitation of any foot pathology or dysfunction.

When treating any patient, we need to understand the importance of the kinetic chain, and how any dysfunction will seldom exist in isolation.

When treating foot or ankle dysfunction, we need to understand how deficits in range of motion of the ankle joint can influence the alignment of the knee, hip, and pelvis proximally.

Where do we start? Is it a “top—down” or “bottom-up” correction of biomechanics?

When assessing your foot and ankle patient – what is key to include in your subjective and objective assessments?

Also included is discussion on orthotics, kinesiology and the “yellow pages”, and learning about shoes. When is your shoe “done”, and what do you need to consider when buying a new pair?

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