This is the first part of the two-day seminar that was held in February of 2020, right before the pandemic, in Moscow, Russia. The event was organized by the Russian education company “Game without Injury“.
CSKA’s physiotherapist Kosmas Kontongiannis and myself had the opportunity to analyze our current approach to foot assessment and the techniques we use with our basketball players to help them recover or prevent injury.
Why the foot?
The foot has become a central focus in our practice, since the majority of our chronic and acute injury cases involve the foot-ankle complex. Moreover, the foot, often neglected by trainers and physios alike, plays a pivotal role in the athlete’s musculoskeletal heath and performance.
In our daily practice, we assess the foot (including tow function) frequently and systematically and try to detect changes in pain perception, strength loss and/or muscle inhibitions. Exercise selection and treatment approaches usually follow such assessments. In this seminar, we presented simple and practical ways to evaluate foot function through an analysis of basic anatomy and joint kinematics.
Then we introduced our system to evaluate muscle function through manual muscle testing and presented simple – but targeted – exercises to address almost every muscle in the lower leg.
Finally, we presented simple exercise progressions to help practitioners advance their athletes/clients during all stages of their rehab or training.
- Foot Structure
- Pathology & Dysfunction (Theory & Practice)
- Muscle Testing (Theory & Practice)
- Exercise Progressions (from isometrics to high intensity exercise)
All exercises are explained and then performed by the participants.
Below you can access the introductory presentation (45 mins) for free!
The seminar’s language is English, but an immediate translation into Russian by a professional interpreter is provided. The English audio is not very laud, but it’s clear enough to understand the talks.
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