Instructor: Roberta Nole, MA, PT, C.Ped
This course is for practitioners only
This webinar reviews the intricate effect on gait that occurs when an Uncompensated (supinated) Rearfoot Varus, is coupled with a Rigid Forefoot Varus. This is compared to what happens when someone has a Compensated (pronated) Rearfoot Varus along with a Forefoot Varus or Forefoot Supinatus. The golden rule that, “When a foot can pronate it will”, is examined and the different compensation methods between these foot types are discussed in detail. A rigid foot that is unable to compensate in a static standing position functions differently to how a compensated rearfoot functions thus affecting gait. This webinar will explain the functional compensations that occur dynamically during contact, midstance and propulsive phases of gait; and the resultant pathologies that can occur. The instructor compares and contrasts the differences between a flexible forefoot supinatus, and a ‘true’ (typically congenital) rigid forefoot varus. The instructor will explain why foot orthoses for these foot types will require extrinsic medial forefoot posting, as well as other specific orthotic design features necessary to control gait and balance the body. Athletic footwear recommendations are also discussed.
Participants will be required to complete and submit a post webinar quiz for CEU eligibility.
1 Hour Program
Pre-Approved by ABC for 1.5 Category 1 Credits Each Webinar for Certified Pedorthists, Certified Orthotists, Orthotic Assistants, Orthotic Technicians and Orthotic Fitters.
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The Science Behind Forefoot Valgus: A & B Foot Types
The Science Behind Understanding the Rearfoot: C & D Foot Types
The Science Behind Forefoot Varus: E & F Foot Types
Roberta Nole, MA, PT, C.Ped is owner of Stride™, Inc. Custom Foot Orthotics, Stride Physical Therapy & Pedorthic Center, and Nolaro24™, LLC (Middlebury, CT). She is a
graduate of the University of Scranton; the University of Connecticut; and received her training in Pedorthics at Northwestern University through the Board for Certification in Pedorthics and is credentialed by ABC.
Roberta Nole is the inventor of the 24 foot-typing algorithm. Since 1989 she has specialized in biomechanical gait examination and rehabilitation of the foot and ankle. She has developed an educational training program entitled Clinical Analysis of 24 Adult Foot Types. Nole’s basic and advanced level educational programs are based on her original technology. She lectures nationally on her foot classification methodology, including the utilization of visual weight bearing assessment and video gait analysis. She is a member in good standing of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Pedorthic Footwear Association.