Managing Movement:
impairments of the lower leg


Full Programme
Managing Movement:
impairments of the lower leg

  • Functional implications of double and single leg support
  • Acceleration and deceleration
  • Weight transfer
  • Fascias as energy storage systems
  • Issues in the sagittal plane
  • Issues in the axial plane (rotation compensation)
  • Control of midfoot and medial longitudinal arch
  • Functional adaptations for shock absorption and propulsion
  • Function of plantar fascia, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior, foot intrinsics
  • Dysfunction during gait
  • The 'sagittal blockade'
  • Static lower quadrant alignment
  • Dynamic lower quadrant alignment
Structural vs functional faults and tests
  • Functional alignment of lower limb (small knee bend tests )
  • Testing for structural changes
  • Anteversion & Retroversion versus functional hip rotation
  • Genu varum & valgus, tibial varus and tibial torsion versus functional tibial rotation
  • Pes cavus and structural equinus versus functional rearfoot and midfoot rotation
  • Structural hallux rigidus versus functional hallux limitus
Knee Control Impairments
  • Tibial rotation dysfunctions
  • Tests: Principles - Control of Direction, Through Range and Extensibility
  • Correction (global)
  • Patello-femoral control dysfunctions / Malalignment
  • Medial - lateral imbalance
  • Tibial lateral rotation
Ankle & FootControl Impairments
  • Rearfoot, midfoot & forefoot control dysfunctions
  • Tests: Principles - Control of Direction, Through Range and Extensibility
  • Correction (global)
  • Clinical issues associated with the pronated foot and the supinated foot


Course Highlights

  • Gait and lower limb alignment analysed from the perspective of restriction and compensation developing into movement control impairments
  • The development of dysfunction-specific retraining programmes to regain functional movement control of the lower leg based on a clinical reasoning framework


'Absolutley brilliant - kept my attention all the time.'

'Putting theory into practice.'

Kinetic Control courses are designed for medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc registered with the HPC. In exceptional circumstances experienced non medical health professionals may be allowed to attend Kinetic Control courses but these participants MUST be able demonstrate that the course material is within their scope of practice and that they have appropriate professional liability insurance to cover them for their attendance at the course and the course content.

This course has both theortical and practical elements. Please come prepared for the practical work.