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Foot Strengthening - Building a Foundation

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Foot Strengthening - Building a Foundation

Foot Strengthening - Building a Foundation

This course includes
55:26 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in November 2020


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.

Foot Anatomy:

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.

Practical Exercises:

Access a curated collection of advanced foot-strengthening exercises designed to be seamlessly integrated into your clinical practice.


Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will learn:

  1. Basic foot anatomy and how it is relevant to the overall biomechanics of the body
  2. The benefits of foot strengthening and the role it can play in treating different conditions
  3. 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.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Foot Strengthening: Building a Foundation
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Benefits of Foot Strengthening Programs
  • Exercises
  • Summary
  • Conclusion and Questions
  • References/Additional Resources
  • Knowledge Check
  • Next Steps
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Foot Doming in Standing
  • Bilateral Heel Raise
  • Short Foot
  • Intrinsic Toe Drops: Double Legs
  • Foot Gymnastics
  • Toe Gymnastics Part 2
  • Toe Curls
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