Amanda Hall Presents: Ambulation, Activity, and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function
Third Party Event
|Venue||Green Isle Hotel, Dublin|
|Specialities||Gerontology, Intellectual Disability, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pilates, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine|
|Presenter Details||Amanda Hall received her MPT from the University of Washington in 2001, and she re-certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2020. Her clinical practice is at the HSC Pediatric Center in Washington, DC. Amanda also provides continuing education instruction in therapeutic casting, orthotic design, and treatment of the foot and ankle, with a framework based on PNF principles, therapeutic alliance, neuroplasticity, manual therapy, therapeutic gait, and developmental kinesioplasticity. Her framework has a strong focus in patient-centered treatment and adaptive design. As a result, she has received popular media attention as the “Madcaster,” including features in MTV, UsWeekly, and ABC. Amanda has presented internationally, with special emphasis on serving patients with complex presentations and “outliers,” including at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Pediatric PT’s Annual Conference, and at the National Institutes of Health.|
|How to Book||Email or complete booking form in the link|
|Contact Person||Clara Caplice|
|Contact Email||[email protected]|
|Pre Course Requirement||None|
|Date||11 Aug 2023 08:30 - 12 Aug 2023 17:00|
Would you like to increase your skill with orthotic recommendations? Are you interested in advanced treatment of the foot and ankle for patients with pediatric and neurologic diagnoses? This course presents a dynamic multi-pronged approach to addressing the ankle to enhance function. Using a kinesioplastic lens, participants examine the effect of repeated movements, sustained alignments, cumulative micro-trauma, and relative flexibility on the function of the foot and ankle in the context of altered neurological function. This course presents a comprehensive approach to care based on individual movement analysis, while examining the evidence for interventions which maximize the resiliency of the foot and ankle complex through skeletal maturation and into adulthood. Participants learn hands-on skills for an integrated approach including: joint and soft tissue mobilizations to promote efficient relative flexibility; improving stability through progressive strengthening of the “foot core” and leg musculature; and interventions to positively impact neuroplastic changes. Finally, participants will learn to actively use the ICF model to guide recommendations for foot and ankle orthoses to enhance function. Case studies and patient demonstrations are incorporated throughout the course for practical application of concepts, and participants are encouraged to submit their own cases for group problem-solving. This course is a recommended prerequisite for Therapeutic Casting for the Lower Extremity.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize the interplay of the musculoskeletal and neuroplastic changes on foot and ankle function for adult and pediatric patients.
- Describe the impact of altered foot and ankle function during development on the structural outcome of the movement system.
- Perform a detailed foot and ankle examination including gait kinematics, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal structures.
- Develop a comprehensive plan of care for the foot and ankle to address task-related goals in the context of supporting best long-term outcomes of the movement system.
- Perform treatment techniques to address relative stiffness and flexibility in foot and ankle mobility and function.
- Design a progressive strengthening program to improve intrinsic stability of the foot and ankle.
- Make detailed recommendations for orthotic interventions.
- Describe elements of the ICF model that may impact individual goals in regards to lower extremity orthosis recommendations.