Course Description: Virtual interactive seminar, demonstration of hands-on manual therapy techniques designed to introduce and expand the concepts behind treating this most often injured part of the body. This seminar is designed to give the participant exposure to:
- Real World Biomechanics of the Foot/Ankle Spine
- Pronation v. Supination
- Biomechanics of Gait
- Evaluating functional movement of the foot/ankle
- Virtual Demonstration Hands-On! (Intro to Manual Therapy Techniques to treat foot/ankle conditions)
- Correcting over pronation
- Correcting over supination
- The Missing Links to the Foot/Ankle (When Things Go Wrong)
- Over pronation problems (tarsal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis)
- Over supination problems (chronic ankle sprain, Morton’s neuroma)
- Training Movement in the Real World (Exercise ideas for rehab of the functional foot/ankle)
By completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify over pronation and over supination scenarios and relationship to orthopedic conditions of the foot/ankle
2. Understand functional muscle function of the LE
3. Employ various manual therapy techniques to restore normal foot/ankle mobility
4. Understand, evaluate and treat common foot/ankle orthopedic conditions using a biomechanical treatment model
5. Design exercise programs to treat common foot/ankle orthopedic conditions based on biomechanical and movement deficits
Speaker: Sherry McLaughlin MSPT, CSCS
1990 graduate of Andrew’s University in Barrien Springs, MI, Sherry has practiced in out-patient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics in Southeastern Michigan for over 25 years. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member for Macomb Community College since 1993, instructing courses in orthopedic Treatment Techniques and Kinesiology for physical therapist assistants. She is an orthopedic certified specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently added to the staff of the Army Baylor Physical Therapy Program, consulting with Doctoral PT Residents and physical therapists serving at West Point Military Academy, Camp Lejeune and Portsmouth Naval Hospital.
In 1998, Sherry founded the Michigan Institute for Human Performance (MIHP), a consulting and training company specializing in injury prevention, sport-specific conditioning and orthopedic rehabilitation. In 2005, she developed TriPLAYnar Technology, the methodology of the MIHP Think Tank that is now the basis of the MoveWell Pain-Free Corporate Solution, MIHP’s corporate consulting division. She has served as a consultant to UAS Michigan Volleyball and Detroit Vipers Hockey Organization and is featured on the PBS Shows Zonya’s Health Bites and Get Up and Get Out. She also is a corporate partner with the Health Alliance Plan (HAP).
Sherry is known by her students, peers and seminar participants as a thought leader in biomechanics through her insightful methods in orthopedic rehabilitation, injury prevention and sports-specific conditioning. She is prolific in her ideas of innovative techniques and has captured them in workbooks, video and articles that she produces to support her practice and teachings.
Her passion for the field is evident in the energy and inspiration she brings with each presentation.
9:00 - 9:30 The Why Behind the What
9:30 - 10:00 Functional Anatomy of the Foot/Ankle
10:00 - 11:00 Running Mechanics
11:00 - 11:30 Movement symmetry Assessment
11:30 - 1:00 Manual Therapy and Exercise Solutions for Common Injuries
Instructions to access the webinar will be included as handouts in your confirmation email.