09 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017    
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Metropolitan Golf Club
Fritz Sonnenberg Drive, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Helene Simpson
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14 Ceus applied for plus 6 free optional Ethics Ceus
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Foot and Ankle Course with Helene Simpson; Cape Town; 09-10 Jun 2017

Course times: 12.30 to 8pm on day 1 & 8am to 5pm day 2


Course material


14 Ceus applied for plus 6 free optional Ethics Ceus (complete the course questionnaire and pass with >70% for your extra 6 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 midfoot sprains, plantar heel pain, and the acquired flat foou and 〜weak and unstable” ankles will be preseoted.

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 lecture time
12h30 13h00 Registration:  Introduction and welcome
13h00 “bottom”>15h00  Anatomy: functional anatomy (practical)


15h00 15h15 Tea
15h15 17h15 Assessment of the ankle foot complex                120
17h15 17h45 Management of acute ankle sprains


17h45 18h15 Lunch
18h15 19h15 Complications of ankle sprains; impingments, instabilities                  60
19h15 20h00 Manual mobilisation of the ankle foot (practical)


Day 2
8h00 8h30 Manual mobilisation of the ankle foot (practical)


8h30  10h00  Syndesmosis, Ankle fractures                  90
10h00 11h00 Tibialis posterior dysfuction and plantar heel pain


11h00 11h15 Tea
11h15 13h15 Rehabilitation (practical)


13h15 13h45 Taping/ or foot injuries: lis franc, sesamoiditis                 30
13h45 14h30 Lunch
14h30 15h00<%2Gtd> Midfoot sprains and toe injuries                  30
15h00 16h30 Case studies (practical)                  90
16h30 17h00 Questions and close                  30


Total lecturing hours

14.25 hours

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

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  • Day 1: 12:30 – 8:00pm
  • Day 2: 8:00am – 5:00pm



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