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Effective Treatment Strategies & Techniques for Bunions, Heel Pain & Fallen Arches

Improve your treatment of foot pain by exploring common surgical techniques and post-op protocols, including proximal medial gastrocnemius release, and TMT fusions, as well as evidence for PRP vs. steroid injections.  Learn the latest options for post-op bracing, dynamic AFO, foot orthoses and footwear.  Discover the most important manual techniques for proper healing, including IASTM, joint mobilizations, and dynamic cupping. Go beyond the standard elastic band exercises with “yoga toes” and “arch pull-ups” to get your patients back on their feet. This is an information-packed, must-attend session.
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Faculty:
Sue DuPont
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 29, 2020

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Improve your treatment of foot pain by exploring common surgical techniques and post-op protocols, including proximal medial gastrocnemius release, and TMT fusions, as well as evidence for PRP vs. steroid injections.  Learn the latest options for post-op bracing, dynamic AFO, foot orthoses and footwear.  Discover the most important manual techniques for proper healing, including IASTM, joint mobilizations, and dynamic cupping. Go beyond the standard elastic band exercises with “yoga toes” and “arch pull-ups” to get your patients back on their feet. This is an information-packed, must-attend session.

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Outline

Pathologies of the Most Common Foot Problems

  • Key structures
  • Impact on functional mobility
  • Bunions, plantar fasciitis, post tib tendon dysfunction

Current Treatments and Evidence

  • Conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis, bunions and fallen arches/PTTD
  • Gastroc release
  • Surgical interventions like TMT fusion
    • Post op protocols
    • Precautions
  • PRP, Cortisone, etc - do they work?
  • Bracing/foot orthoses

Restore Function and Reduce Pain

  • Key areas for dysfunction and pain
  • Assessing the rest of the kinetic chain (check the hips!)
  • Novel manual techniques
    • Dynamic cupping
    • IASTM
    • Mobilizations
  • Exercise prescription 
    • Exercise without bands
    • Yoga toes
    • Arch pullups
    • Progressing weight-bearing

Faculty

Effective Treatment Strategies & Techniques for Bunions, Heel Pain & Fallen Arches

Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC Related seminars and products: 6


Sue DuPont, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, is an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with over 30 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all ages and activity levels. She holds multiple degrees including a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, an M.S. in Biology specializing in Biomechanics, a post-baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Ms. DuPont was on the Medical Staff at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and awarded a 1-year fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She has worked with various professional and elite athletes, from WTA pro tennis to World Cup Figure Skating. While working with the U.S.O.C. Biomechanics Division, Ms. DuPont researched and developed a Clinical Plyometrics protocol and presented the findings at the APTA National Conference.

Ms. DuPont has taught courses specifically for seniors on healthy aging and wellness. She is a veteran ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, teaching Pilates, kickboxing, and many other fitness courses for over 20 years. Ms. DuPont has performed extensive research on the spine, aging, balance, and fitness. In her clinical practice, she utilizes advanced clinical techniques in manual therapy, taping/strapping, active stabilization, and soft tissue release to improve functional movement patterns. Currently, Ms. DuPont teaches continuing education courses nationwide. When home in Florida, she treats patients/clients for physical therapy and wellness and sits on the Advisory Board for Southwest Florida University's PTA program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sue DuPont has an employment relationship with Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sue DuPont has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.