Calf, Ankle, Foot

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Introductory Webinar & E-book
June 6, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PDT
PDA & CEU approved

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Sat-Sun June 11-12, 2022, 9:00-6:00 PDT
16 PDAs & CEUs approved
(Includes Ebook--no need to purchase both)

Billed once per year until cancelled

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Clinical anatomy, kinesiology and the jing-jin ("sinew meridians" or myofascial tracts)

  • Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and neurology
  • Posture and motion dysfunctions
  • The arthritic progression: strain/sprain, derangement, degeneration

History-taking for the calf, ankle, foot: key diagnostic questions

  • "Red flag" symptoms of urgent/serious medical conditions potentially warranting referral to physician care: spinal neuropathy; fractures; joint derangement and instability; arterial compression, venous thromboses; complex regional pain and compartment syndromes
  • Differentiating symptoms of joint, muscles, tendon and nerve root injuries
  • Neural hypersensitization and psycho-social factors
  • Functional capacity questionnaires for reporting to managed care insurance

Physical exam of the calf, ankle and foot: how findings can guide treatment with acupuncture modalities

  • Observation of gait dysfunctions
  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Ankle and foot joint active range-of-motion, tracking and functional tests: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Ankle and foot passive range-of-motion and joint-play/end-feel stress tests
  • Muscle length and manual strength testing and referred pain pattern charts for 20 key muscles of the calf, ankle, and foot
  • Special orthopedic tests for the ankle and foot
  • Documentation of physical exam findings
  • Measuring and reporting functional capacity baselines and treatment outcomes
  • Clinical flow charts to facilitate efficiency and accuracy in examination

Diagnosis, Pattern Identification, and Treatment

Calf

  • Gastroc/soleus strains and plantaris ruptures
  • Achilles, tibialis anterior, peroneal, and toe extensor tendinitis and nodular tendinosus
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Medial tibial stress (“shin splints”) syndrome

Ankle joint

  • Ankle sprains
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Chronic ankle instability: ATF, PTF, and CF ligamentous laxity
  • Post-surgical adhesive capsulitis
  • Degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis
  • Sinus tarsi and lateral ankle impingement syndromes

Foot

  • Acute sprains/strains
  • Plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia
  • Turf toe and sesamoiditis

Peripheral neuropathies

  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Morton’s neuritis and neuromas
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome

Treatment modalities include:

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