Certification Workshops

Workshop Description

A 2-day workshop of human footprint and it’s application in assessing and restoring foot function.

The human foot and the function of it’s arches, joints and muscles have long been subjects of scientific and clinical interest. The standard, external evaluation of the foot conducted in clinical settings provides little insight into foot function during movement or it’s structural integrity under load. In comparison, the human footprint provides a wealth of biomechanical data relating to the foot’s interaction with the ground, the forces and pressures it encounters and it’s capacity to provide stability, shock absorption and propulsion during gait. The ability to record and interpret the human footprint by means of a ‘Harris mat’ or ‘pedograph’ provides clinicians, coaches and therapists with a simple but effective method to assess the form and function of the human foot.

Goals and Objectives

  • The functional significance of foot type, arch type, hallux angle and plantar pressures and how to collect and interpret this information
  • Introduction to the ‘Foot Map’ (pedograph) and hands-on experience of setting up and recording footprints
  • Application of this information to client footwear education and exercise prescription

on Monday Morning you will be able to:

  • Assess your clients/patients foot type, arch type, hallux angle and plantar pressures using the Functional Foot Map system
  • Provide biomechanical counselling and prescribe exercises to restore foot function based on the Functional Foot Map assessment
  • Educate your clients/patients regarding the influence of footwear on foot function and provide functional footwear advice
  • Become listed as a certified Functional Foot Map practitioner
Berlin (DE) 14-15 September 2019 £650.00
Hamburg (DE) 9-10 November 2019 £650.00