Courses Spring 2023

At PPL we pride ourselves on being the leading provider of post-graduate biomechanics courses in the country. We conduct regular educational seminars and courses at various destinations around the country. 

Our clinical team and course tutors are Joanne and James McKenna (PPL owners & Podiatrists), Christine Kiernan (BSc. MSc. Podiatry) and Sharon Morris (High Performance Physiotherapist & Biomechanist) from Galway City Physiotherapy. 

These courses are expansive and suitable for many types of practitioners, working with different patient profiles, with varied levels of experience. Programs are aimed at providing up-to-date training on biomechanical assessment, lower-limb biomechanics and prescription of orthotic devices, footwear, offloading devices and rehabilitation products.

We also run courses tailored to the needs of specific organisations such as the HSE & special interest groups, for which we design and present a bespoke program. 

Lower Limb Biomechanical Assessment & Prescription Writing Course

2-Day Course

This two-day course is delivered in person and has been developed specifically for Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and medical practitioners with some experience in foot orthotic device prescription. The program focuses on foot assessment, posture and mechanics and the link to overall kinetic and kinematic function

This multidisciplinary course is delivered jointly by Sharon Morris Physiotherapist (MSc Biomechanics) Galway City Physio, Joanne McKenna, (Podiatrist and Biomechanist) and Christine Kiernan (MSc. in Podiatry).

This intensive workshop-based course a will encompass theory and practical workshops which aims to enable practitioners to: 

  • understand the principles of functional foot biomechanics.
  • understand how the main functional units of the foot behave in gait.
  • undertake a biomechanical assessment of the foot.
  • identify pathological standing posture & gait patterns.
  • identify if orthotic therapy is required and determine referral pathways.
  • become confident in foot casting and capture techniques
  • clinically reason functional elements and materials required in orthotic device prescription.

Applicants should hold a medical qualification of Level 7 upwards or equivalent, (such as BSc. Podiatry, BSc. Physiotherapy etc.) and be actively working in or applying to work in Irish Healthcare. 

This course costs €600 which includes lunch, tea / coffee, printed notes, a PPL Prescription Platform Kit and a free pair of Casted Custom Orthoses*. CPD point value of 14. Discounts available for recent graduates and group bookings. Contact us for further details. 
*This free pair should be used on a patient and is not intended for the delegates. The order must be sent to PPL within 30 days post-course. 

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