The neurogenic foot is
problematic for people engaging in both low and high level mobility, and a
consensus understanding on physiotherapy, pedorthic and surgical intervention
in paramount of optimal long term patient outcomes. This webinar will endeavour
to provide an overview of normative gait kinematics including a brief refresher
of biomechanics in gait, and then review a range of neuromuscular conditions
which affect the neurogenic foot and thus deviate from normal gait patterns.
Case discussions and examples about how gait and feet change over time in
neuromuscular conditions will discuss the importance of collaborative input in
determining when non-invasive pedorthic and physiotherapy intervention is
necessary, or for how to identify when to refer for invasive surgical outcomes.
A brief summary of post-surgical pedorthic and physiotherapist role will also
be included in the webinar, with an overall summary provided and time for
questions and comments at the end.
Guest Presenter Catriona Clark
Catriona is an Australian
Physiotherapy Association Titled Neurological Physiotherapist, and co-founder
of a private rehabilitation clinic in the Northern Beaches of Sydney,
Australia. Graduating from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied
Science (Physiotherapy) she has worked predominantly with neurological
conditions in all stages of rehabilitation in acute, subacute and community
settings. Discovering early in her career that she had a genuine passion for
providing therapy services to people with neurological conditions, Catriona has
gained experience in a wide range of neurological conditions, and is committed
to providing quality and holistic care. Catriona has dedicated herself to
specializing in her field, completing her Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation
(Neurological Physiotherapist) with research into physiotherapy for people with
Parkinson’s Disease. Whilst managing a varied caseload of neurological
conditions, an area of special interest includes the management of the spastic
equinovarus foot, which includes consulting on a variety of conditions
affecting the foot and their management.
Catriona has presented
academic research at the Australian-Pacific Post-Polio Conference in 2016, and
at the most recent Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference in
2019. She is excited to be presenting to the Pedorthic community this
year via webinar.
This event has been assessed
for 1.5 Structured Continuing Education Points from The College of
Pedorthics of Canada.
Free registration for PAA and
$50 registration for
*The access link will be
sent to those that have registered the week of the event.