Lower Limb Biomechanics & Orthotic Treatment
Brian Hoke, DPT, received his degree in Physical Therapy from Indiana University and earned his post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. He is board certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities. In addition to lecturing extensively in the US and Internationally, Brian is co-owner and Director of Atlantic Physical Therapy, a private practice in Virginia Beach, Viginia.
The Rear Foot:
Nature versus Civilisation, the Gait Cycle, Triplane motion, the Subtalar joint – what is it, where is it and what does it do? Biomechanical dysfunction in relation to common conditions; plantar fasciitis, Achilles related pain, shin splints, knee pain, low back pain and leg length discrepancy.
The Fore Foot: Evaluation: fore foot/ rear foot relationship, mid tarsal joint, common conditions: metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, fore foot varus/valgus, plantar flexed /dorsi flexed 1st ray.
Sagittal Plane: Biomechanics and function – The Rocker theory, Hallux limitus/rigidus, Functional Hallux Limitus (Fhl) evaluation and treatment.
Practical: Subtalar neutral, heat moulding, fitting, posting and patient compliance.
Attendees will complete this course with a thorough understanding of:
• Biomechanical terminology of the foot and lower limb.
• Assessment techniques for the rear foot
• Diagnosis and treatment of common lower limb biomechanical related conditions
• Understanding of the Gait cycle
• The importance of 1st ray function
• Subtalar joint function
• Heat moulding and fitting orthotics
• Posting techniques
• Fine tuning orthotic prescription
• Patient compliance
• Valid for 6.5 CME’s for DC’s