Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function

Third Party Event

Venue Zoom
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 12.5
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Intellectual Disability, Neurology, Pediatrics
Presenter Details Amanda Hall Received Her MPT From The University Of Washington In 2001. She Was Certified As A Pediatric Clinical Specialist In 2011, And As An Assistive Technology Professional In 2017. She Has Developed A Framework For Foot And Ankle Intervention Including Therapeutic Casting And Orthotic Design Based On Developmental Kinesiopathology, Differential Diagnosis, Manual Therapy, And Alignment For Therapeutic Gait. Amanda’s Clinical Practice Is At The HSC Pediatric Center In Washington, DC, Where She Provides Therapeutic Casting, Orthotic Evaluations, And Foot And Ankle Intervention, As Well As Clinical Consultation And Private Practice For Adult Casting, Orthotics, And Foot/ankle Management.  Amanda Has Presented Her Work Nationally, Including At APTA’s Combined Sections Meetings (CSM), American Academy Of Pediatric PT’s Annual Conference (APPTAC), And At The National Institutes Of Health (NIH).
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Free Event No
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Contact Person Clara Caplice
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Total Event Cost 255.00
Start Date 1 4 May 2021 13:00
End Date 1 4 May 2021 16:00
Start Date 2 6 May 2021 13:00
End Date 2 6 May 2021 16:30
Start Date 3 10 May 2021 13:00
End Date 3 10 May 2021 16:00
Start Date 4 17 May 2021 13:00
End Date 4 17 May 2021 16:30

Would you like to increase your skill with orthotic recommendations? Are you interested in increasing your treatment repertoire for the foot and ankle for patients with pediatric and adult neurological health conditions? 


This course presents a movement systems approach to management of the foot and ankle. Using a kinesiopathological lens, participants examine the effect of repeated movements, sustained alignments, cumulative micro-trauma, and altered relative flexibility on the function of the ankle.


This course presents a comprehensive approach to care based on differential diagnosis; it examines the evidence-based interventions that maximize the resiliency of the ankle complex through skeletal maturation and into adulthood.


Participants learn hands-on skills for an integrated approach, including mobilizations, how to strengthen the “foot core”, and how to stimulate neuroplasticity. Participants also actively use the ICF model to guide recommendations for targeted use of orthoses and therapeutic casts with regard to adaptive tissue-specific stresses.


Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the interplay of Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Movement System Diagnoses and neuroplastic changes on foot and ankle dysfunction.
  2. Describe the impact of altered foot and ankle function during development on the movement system.
  3. Perform a detailed foot and ankle examination including gait kinematics, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal structures.
  4. Develop a comprehensive plan of care for the foot and ankle to address task-related goals in the context of supporting the structure of the movement system. 
  5. Perform treatment techniques to address relative stiffness and flexibility in the foot and ankle.
  6. Design a progressive strengthening program to improve intrinsic stability of the foot and ankle.
  7. Make detailed recommendations for casting and orthotic interventions.
  8. Describe elements of the ICF model that may impact lower extremity orthosis recommendations.


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