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Master Level Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

Is it better to run with or without shoes? How do you know when you should utilize a custom foot orthotic versus an over the counter device to treat a lower extremity symptom? What makes certain ankle sprains seem to heal faster than others? How do you know if an orthotic actually made the patient better? If you have had questions about your patients like this in the past, then this is the course for you. This advanced level course is designed for clinicians (PT, MD, ATC, DO, DPM, CPed) who have completed the prerequisites listed below and wish to continue to advance their comprehension and functional treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Participants will review static and functional evaluation and screening techniques to guide differential diagnosis and promote thorough treatments with emphasis on forefoot pathologies and more complicated hindfoot disorders. This will include common clinical signs and symptoms of typical presentations, conservative treatments and various surgical techniques for diagnoses ranging from ankle sprains to neuromas. The participant will learn the advantages and disadvantages of custom foot orthotic utilization, as well as how to appropriately prescribe, assess and modify foot orthotics as well as over the counter shoe inserts and shoes. Dynamic functional testing will be used to determine orthotic and shoe effectiveness thus guide suggested treatment algorithms. This will be performed using the latest literature to guide course participants as well as open forum discussion/labs to maximize didactic learning. Manual therapy labs will focus on only high level techniques such as thrust manipulations of the talocrural, subtalar and midtarsal joints. This course is unique in its offerings of advanced manual therapy, advanced evaluation skills, as well as specific orthotic recommendations and prescriptions in an organized and clinically applicable format. Tuition includes professional DVD containing Evaluation and Treatment Techniques of the Foot and Ankle.

Prior to attending this course, take the Pre-Test to ensure that you understand the entry level requirements for course attendance. The Pre-Test can be found attached to the PDF course brochure, listed below.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Utilize a systematic approach to lower extremity biomechanical evaluation.
  • Demonstrate clinical differential diagnosis skills of the hindfoot and forefoot.
  • Recognize common clinical entities of the foot and ankle through differential diagnostic processes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in joint manipulation of the foot and ankle.
  • Identify appropriate modifications to over the counter shoe inserts.
  • Describe appropriate foot orthotic prescriptions based on biomechanical profiles.
  • Understand common surgical techniques of the foot and ankle and their relationship to postsurgical rehabilitation.
  • Describe easily applicable shoe modifications to improve patient comfort.
  • Instructor name

    Joshua Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Cped

    I utilize research from Physical Therapy, Pedorthics, Podiatry, as well as orthopedics in an effort to pinpoint and summarize what the mass of literature says, which I then integrate into my teaching
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    PT OT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

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    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Examination and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

    Price when purchased with registration: $ 99.95

    Delivery: DVD (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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