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Common Foot/Ankle Biomechanical Problems
Over ten biomechanical common foot and ankle conditions will be explained with video and animations. Learn how to recognize the most common conditions, conduct a Closed Kinetic Chain Test and prescribe for long-term results. State of the art animation provides insight into Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis as well as common overuse conditions – the common complaints resulting from a patient's daily activities.
The Diabetic Foot
Pes Planus (flat feet), Morton’s Syndrome (short 1st toe) and Pes Cavus (high arch feet) are all conditions that create points of excess pressure on the plantar (bottom) surface of the foot. In the neuropathic foot, these pressures can lead to ulcerations. Learn to identify these foot types and understand their vulnerabilities. Custom made orthoses, specialized footwear, rocker soling, diagnostic tests and questions will be reviewed along with methods for prescribing effective shoes, custom orthotics and over-the-counter supports. Presented to Physicians across Canada, this program is particularly appreciated by wound care and diabetic specialists.
The Osteoarthritic Knee And Effective Treatments
Osteoarthritis has become the leading cause of disability in North America and with over one million people turning 65 each year, osteoarthritis of the knee has become a common reason for individuals to seek treatment from their physicians. The one hour interactive lecture is geared toward assisting physicians to prevent and treat osteoarthritis of the knee. Participants will be provided with risk factor assessment tips as well as a physical assessment tools including functional testing and gait analysis. The use of a WOMAC index paired with radiographs will be introduced to determine the degree of disability and extent of treatment required.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency And Lymphedema: Treatment And Management
Researchers have conclusively found compression stocking therapy to be an effective tool when treating and preventing various forms of venous and lymphatic disease. Edema associated with prolonged standing and/or pregnancy, varicose veins, venous hypertension and diabetic ulcerations are among those positively influenced. Through the use of video and animations, participants will be provided with a detailed explanation of the indications and contraindications of compression stocking therapy for each of these conditions as well as how to choose the best treatment.