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Below the Knee: Clinical Anatomy of the Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot (CAD)
University of St. Augustine
5401 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

A thorough understanding of human anatomy is a prerequisite to understanding the musculoskeletal system, functional movement and the evaluation and examination of movement impairment. 4CCUs

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

1.Describe the regional anatomy of the lower leg, ankle, and foot with specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures and their clinical relevance.
2.Discuss the presence of MRI abnormalities of the lower leg, ankle, and foot in asymptomatic individuals.
3.Describe common regional anatomical variations.
4.Apply evidence-based loading strategies to the lower leg, ankle, and foot.

Allan Besselink, PT, DPT, Dip. MDT is a physical therapist and assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin. He is the lead lab instructor for both Gross Anatomy I and II and the course coordinator for Gross Anatomy II.Dr. Besselink is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada in 1988. He has been in Austin, Texas, since 1990. During that time, he has developed a unique perspective on sport- and fitness-related injuries and primary prevention for both the recreational and elite athlete. He has coached a wide variety of athletes in events ranging from the 800 meters to 100-mile ultraruns and Ironman triathlons. He is the author of RunSmart: A Comprehensive Approach to Injury-Free Running.Dr. Besselink is one of 400 practitioners internationally that have attained the Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy from the McKenzie Institute International in New Zealand, the highest level of training and achievement in the McKenzie Method. His clinical practice is one of the few in the world that specifically focuses on the application of MDT to a sports population.In his 30 years as a physical therapist, he has lectured extensively on a variety of topics including MDT, clinical and functional anatomy, clinical reasoning, and sports medicine at regional, national, and international conferences and post-professional continuing competency/education programs.

8:15-8:30 Check-in; breakfast provided
8:30-12:30 This four-hour course will be broken into three components.

The course will begin with a review of the clinical anatomy of the lower leg, ankle, and foot utilizing cadaveric dissection and digital visualization. Discussion will address the presence of MRI abnormalities in asymptomatic individuals as well as common regional anatomical variations. Finally, participants will explore relevant clinical applications focusing on the application of evidence-based loading strategies to the lower leg, ankle, and foot.

PT/PTA Members: $50
PT/PTA Non-Members: $100
**Clinicians only; no students**
Course limited to 20 participants

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Cancellation Policy 
No refunds after 2/9/2019.

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Contact: Ronna Ross Keagle, PT, DPT at [email protected]