07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019    
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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HG Physio Clinic
Suite 401 The Medical Centre, Gateway Private Hospital, , 36 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, Durban, 4319
Helene Simpson
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Craig says - every so often a course comes around that is just right - an experienced specialist lecturer, excellent content backed up by clinical experience and research making this course probably the best foot and ankle course in SA!
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14 Ceus applied for plus 2 free optional Ethics Ceus
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Foot and Ankle Course with Helene Simpson; Durban; 7-8 September 2019

Course times:  8am-6pm on day 1 and 8am to 2pm on day 2.

Venue; HG Physio, Suite 401 The Medical Centre, Gateway Private Hospital, 36 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4319


Course material


14 Ceus applied for plus 2 free optional Ethics Ceus  (complete the course questionnaire and pass with >70% for your extra 3 exam ceus.

FOOT AND ANKLE COURSE – Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

This course will present an update on the functional anatomy of the foot and ankle and how this influences the choice of treatment and management outcomes for foot and ankle pathology and injury. A practical protocol to managing acute ankle injuries will also be presented and discussion around several case studies and treatment regimes will also take place.

The treatment and rehabilitation of more complex and long standing foot and ankle injuries with a special input into “weak and unastable” ankles will also be presented incorporating foot wear, orthotics, braces and taping and rehabilitation strategies. This course is practical and easy to implement in your practice and will assist you in making correct and informative decisions regarding your patients’ foot and ankle problems.


Helene is foremost a clinician who is passionate about evidence based clinical practice.  The course aims give tips and guidance based on the clinical knowledge she has amassed and her on-going research.

The workshop will kick off with an update on the functional anatomy of the foot and ankle and how this influences the choice of treatment, management and functional outcomes.

Helene wants to assist physiotherapists with their clinical reasoning in grading ankle sprains, assessing acute ankle injuries and concomitant injuries. We will discuss the most useful clinical tests, the importance of the Ottawa Ankle and foot rules in excluding fractures, and how to assess a patient’s functional performance, inclusive or return to sport.

An evidence based protocol in managing acute ankle injuries will be presented and various treatment regimens will be discussed. We will discuss when and for how long an ankle should be immobilised and the immediate treatment following an ankle sprain.

A comprehensive rehabilitation workshop will address the important components to be included in a rehabilitation regime. Treatment and rehabilitation of complex and long standing foot and ankle pathologies such as recurrent ankle sprains, ankle instability and impingements, osteochondral lesions and a short introduction on mid-foot sprains, plantar heel pain, and the acquired flat foot and “weak and unstable” ankles will be presented.

She will discuss/ debate foot wear, orthotics, preventative braces and taping. This is in essence a hands-on/ practical/ interactive course (and usually a lot of fun). The rehabilitation skills are easy to implement in your practice.

Day 1
7h30 8h00 Registration
8h00 8h15 Introduction and welcome
8h15 9h00 Anatomy: functional anatomy (Lecture)
9h00 10h00 Anatomy: functional anatomy (Practical)
10h00 10h15 Coffee break
10h15 11h15 Assessment of the ankle foot complex inclusive of surface anatomy, special tests, postural and gait analysis (Lecture)
11h15 12h00 Assessment of the ankle foot complex inclusive of surface anatomy and special tests (Practical-Interactive)
12h00 12h30 Quick lunch
12h30 14h30 How to improve dorsi-flexion of the ankle? A workshop of manual techniques. Cuboid manipulation etc.(Practical)
14h30 15h30 sprains and complications of sprains, OCL lesions, medial ligament sprains
15h30 16h00 tea coffee
16h00 18h00 midfoot sprains, problems with toes: sesamoiditis, hallux valgus
Day 2
8h00 9h00 Achilles tendinopathies, Tibialis posterior dysfunction and plantar fasciopathy (lecture and discussion with cases)
9h00 10h00 Ruptures of achilles tendons and conservative management (lecture)
10h00 12h00 Principles of rehabilitation (Lecture 15 minutes and practical)
12h00 12h15 tea
12h15 13h15 Rehabilitation principles cont. and  exercise prescription with application there-of to case studies (group discussion and practical demonstration of exercise regimes)
13h15 14h00 Questions and feedback
TOTAL HOURS = 14.5hours

Past Course Testimonials

  • Helene is a brilliant teacher & explains things very practically with lots of clinical/patient experiences to help us understand. She also demonstrates wonderful fresh ideas for assessment and rehab, thank you – Belinda
  • Even after 20 years experience there are new research results & treatment possibilities! – Regina
  • A fantastic course. Very informative & practical. Will definitely be better at treating/rehab ankles now, thank you – Lindsay
  • Uitstekende kursus, uitstekend aangebied. Kan definitief met meer vertroue ‘n problem enkel aanspreek! – Mariana
  • Unthreatening learning environment – difficult anatomy made clear & new rehab exercises – Julie
  • I enjoyed the course – the information was highly transferable to the clinical settings – Linda


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  • Course times:  8am-6pm on day 1 and 8am to 2pm on day 2.



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