Thinking on Your Feet


Thinking on Your Feet:
A Continuing Education course for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers and Manual Therapists

Course Description:

Learn from one of the nation’s clinical experts and finally, truly understand lower extremity biomechanics in a functional and clinically applicable system that will allow you to more efficiently and effectively treat all manner of lower extremity pathology and dysfunction.

In this course you will learn:

  • Comprehensive gait analysis
  • Common lower extremity compensation strategies and associated pathologies.  You will understand the biomechanical basis for common pathologies like:  SI dysfunction, trochanteric bursitis, ITBS, anterior knee pain, achilles tendinitis, and all foot pain and neuropathy diagnoses
  • Common lower extremity mal-alignments and how they impact/create coping strategies all the way up the kinetic chain into the Lumbar spine.
  • Treatment options:  Orthotic Rx AND in-clinic fabrication, Manual Therapy techniques, Exercise application, taping methods
  • Why research has failed to support orthotic efficacy and why custom “arch supports” are doomed to failure as an expensive treatment option.

Every therapist has had that hip, knee or foot patient who continues to have pain in spite of every treatment technique and excellent patient compliance…after this course you will understand why those symptoms stayed chronic and/or recurrent.

16 CEU hours

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About Dr. Tony:

Tony was raised in Mitchell, Nebraska and received his sports medicine training at the University of Wyoming. He then joined the Army and completed the Army-Baylor Masters of Physical Therapy program in 1994. In 2008 he went back to Baylor to earn his doctorate in physical therapy. Tony received his Certification in Athletic Training in 1994 and a certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2003.

Tony has worked with Olympic caliber athletes all over the world. He is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert in biomechanics of walking, running and orthotic fabrication. He is also a myofascial therapist and was recognized by the Surgeon General in 2009 as one of the best clinicians in the military. He has also completed many hours of biomechanics and running specific courses. Tony retired from the Army after 20 years as a Combat Veteran.

Tony enjoys helping patients to become pain-free and loves the challenge of helping patients who have been in pain for years or have given up hope. He has an amazing success rate with these patients! Tony also works with patients suffering from heartburn and a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms.

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