Events > 2016 > October > Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp; Vancouver, Canada; 16 and 17 October 2016

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Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp; Vancouver, Canada; 16 (Sunday) & 17 (Monday) October 2016

Please Book Early to secure a place.


This is version 3.0 of the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camps, which is a complete rewrite of previous versions!

Discussion and feedback on previous Boot Camps


Selected Content (content is constantly evolving and being added to):
• Short or long term use of foot orthotics?
• Deconstruction all the social media crap on foot orthotics and running form
• Why do overuse injuries occur?
• Lower the force or increase the ability of the tissue to take the force?
• How to increase the ability of tissues to take the force, so maybe orthotics aren’t needed.
• How to spot cherry picking, confirmations bias and the usual trope of argumentative fallacies in foot orthotic debates
• Toning Shoes
• Minimalism vs Maximalism
• What’s more important: Proximal or distal control of the lower limb? (ie is it the foot or is it the hip?)
• Tabulation of foot orthotic design features for prescription variables
• When to run which way; deciding which running ‘form’ is better for which individual
• Making clinical decisions in the context of all the online and media driven rhetoric and propaganda about foot biomechanics, orthotics and injury
• Running shoes, foot orthotics and their effect on muscle strength (myths vs the science)
• Advising runners and facilitating the transition to different running forms
• Increased understanding of the role of fascia in foot biomechanics
• Trends vs Fads; the gullibility of the athletic market
• The running shoes and knee osteoarthritis debacle
• What role do impact forces really play in injury?
• “I read on a blog that orthotics are evil and should be banned
• What to do in the absence of evidence
• Solving the problem of which running shoe prescription when
• Role of forces vs role of motion; the pronation myth; the foot orthoses paradox
• Clinical tests to derive orthotic prescription variables
• Foot orthotic design features to deliver the prescription variables
• Supination resistance; axis variations; lunge test; windlass forces; role of ‘stiffness’
• Pathology specific prescribing
• Patellofemoral pain syndrome; medial knee osteoarthritis; Achilles tendinitis
• Negative model method; positive model production
• Custom vs library vs prefabricated; different approaches (MASS; FTT; etc)
Break out practical sessions are held to demonstrate and practice clinical tests.

Cost: The cost is CAD$390.00 which includes includes notes and food/drink etc

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Venue: Venue will be announced as soon as we get a better indication of numbers, so please register soon. There is no need to register on this site, just use the PayPal link below.

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