Courses and Workshops

Foot and ankle in sport and dance

Foot and ankle injuries are common in athletes and dancers. Yet physiotherapists often state that they don't feel confident treating the foot and often refer onto podiatrists for management.

This course has a strong focus on hands on skills and exercise prescription, giving you tools that can be applied to athletes and general population with foot and ankle pain. Improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in the assessment and treatment of common injuries to the athletic ankle and foot.

Including a review of the anatomy of the foot and ankle, by the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • describe clinical presentation of foot and ankle injuries and discuss when medical referral/imaging would be appropriate
  • describe contributing factors to foot and ankle injuries, such as shoe fit faults in sport and ballet
  • outline treatment and rehabilitation principles for the foot and ankle
  • describe, demonstrate and practice assessment of the foot and ankle, including sports and dance specific testing
  • describe, demonstrate and practice soft tissue techniques, joint mobilisation and taping techniques for the foot and ankle
  • describe, demonstrate and practice exercises to support the foot and ankle, applicable to the general, sporting and dance populations.

This course is taught by an internationally renowned expert in the field, who has worked with professional dancers for over 25 years and has consulted for AFL, Cricket Australia, & Victorian Institute of Sport.

Learning outcomes

  • Diagnose foot and ankle complaints in sport and dance
  • Identify when onward referral is required
  • Identify contributing factors to ankle and foot injury, such as errors in sporting and ballet shoe fit
  • Demonstrate an appropriate clinical assessment of a patient with a foot or ankle complaint
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual treatment for foot and ankle complaints including soft tissues release and joint mobilisation
  • Demonstrate appropriate taping techniques for the foot and ankle
  • Demonstrate appropriate exercise prescription for foot and ankle complaints

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.

Presenters

Sue Mayes


Dr Sue Mayes has been the Principal Physiotherapist of The Australian Ballet since 1997 and is the Director of Artistic Health. Sue has also consulted for AFL, Cricket Australia, Victorian Institute of Sport, NBL and professional sports teams overseas. Sue was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University following completion of her PhD in 2017 and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in 2018. She has published papers from her PhD, titled: ‘Hip joint health in professional ballet dancers', and co-authored ballet injury related publications. She is currently researching ankle, foot and hip joint health, and wellbeing in professional ballet dancers and athletes as part of the partnership between The Australian Ballet and La Trobe University. Sue has been invited to speak at international conferences, including the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and lectures throughout Australia and Europe. Sue was awarded an Order of Australia in 2020.

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Courses and Workshops
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Sat 21 - Sun 22
May
08:00AM - 06:00PM AEST
Level 1 1175 Toorak Road
Camberwell VIC 3124 View map
Price: Non Member: $1,284.00
APA Member: $884.00
Sports and Exercise Group Member: $829.00
Distance Discounts: $829.00
Registration closing date: 13 May 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 14.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Price: Non Member: $1,284.00
APA Member: $884.00
Sports and Exercise Group Member: $829.00
Distance Discounts: $829.00
Registration closing date: 13 May 2022 Event status: Closed CPD hours: 14.00 * Early bird prices close 4 weeks prior to the course start date
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Presenters

Sue Mayes


Dr Sue Mayes has been the Principal Physiotherapist of The Australian Ballet since 1997 and is the Director of Artistic Health. Sue has also consulted for AFL, Cricket Australia, Victorian Institute of Sport, NBL and professional sports teams overseas. Sue was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University following completion of her PhD in 2017 and received a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in 2018. She has published papers from her PhD, titled: ‘Hip joint health in professional ballet dancers', and co-authored ballet injury related publications. She is currently researching ankle, foot and hip joint health, and wellbeing in professional ballet dancers and athletes as part of the partnership between The Australian Ballet and La Trobe University. Sue has been invited to speak at international conferences, including the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and lectures throughout Australia and Europe. Sue was awarded an Order of Australia in 2020.


Learning outcomes
  • Diagnose foot and ankle complaints in sport and dance
  • Identify when onward referral is required
  • Identify contributing factors to ankle and foot injury, such as errors in sporting and ballet shoe fit
  • Demonstrate an appropriate clinical assessment of a patient with a foot or ankle complaint
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual treatment for foot and ankle complaints including soft tissues release and joint mobilisation
  • Demonstrate appropriate taping techniques for the foot and ankle
  • Demonstrate appropriate exercise prescription for foot and ankle complaints
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • This course is only available to qualified and AHPRA registered physiotherapists.
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