Foot Strengthening - Building a Foundation
This online course, designed for orthopedic clinicians, including physiotherapists, chiropractors, and kinesiologists, includes a brief overview of foot and ankle function in supporting lower extremity biomechanics.
Led by Dr. Jena Ogston, an expert with a Master's in Physical Therapy and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, this course involves a review of current literature on foot-strengthening interventions and the influence of footwear. Informed by recent research, the development of a progressive foot-strengthening program will be a focal point of this course, offering practical knowledge that can be applied to your patients throughout their lifespan.
Here is what you can expect from the course:
Understanding the Foot:
Dive into the anatomical importance of the foot, exploring its structure, function, and its integral role in overall well-being.
Gain valuable insights into the intricate muscles that compose the foot, understanding their functions and their impact on stability and mobility.
Benefits of Foot Strengthening:
Explore the multifaceted advantages of implementing a targeted foot strengthening program, from optimizing posture and balance to enhancing athletic performance.
Access a curated collection of advanced foot-strengthening exercises designed to be seamlessly integrated into your clinical practice.
In this online course, you will learn:
- Basic foot anatomy and how it is relevant to the overall biomechanics of the body
- The benefits of foot strengthening and the role it can play in treating different conditions
- Specific foot strengthening exercises and how they can be implemented into a complete exercise program
This online course is for orthopaedic clinicians including physiotherapists, chiropractors, and kinesiologists.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jena Ogston
Dr. Jena Ogston obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Since starting in full-time academia at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, she has developed her research agenda focusing on community clinical outcomes and foot and ankle biomechanics in the Health Science Sensorimotor lab. Her teaching expertise resides in Biomechanics, Orthopedics and Evidence Based Practice. She is currently Program Director of the transitional DPT program that serves physical therapists nationally and internationally.
Patient Exercises included in this course
Foot Doming in Standing
Bilateral Heel Raise
Intrinsic Toe Drops: Double Legs
Toe Gymnastics Part 2