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About the course
The biomechanics of the lower limb will be explored as applied to common function such as gait. The integrated nature of the body mechanics and its physiological components will inform an osteopathic approach to the evaluation and treatment of different conditions.
Starting from a review of relevant literature in the fields of fascial sciences and neurobiomechanics, the course will focus on the practical applications of this theoretical framework in everyday practice.
The biomechanical understanding of human movement is based on the concepts of Applied Functional Science® (Gray Institute, USA).
- Review of relevant lower limb anatomy and osteokinematic
- Understand the neurophysiological principles of myofascial biomechanics and their application in clinical practice
- Understand the biomechanics of gait
- Learn how to evaluate biomechanical patterns of function using functional testing
- Learn how to create specific functional contexts for the treatment of a range of dysfunctions
- Understand the role of orthotic prescription within clinical practice
About the course leader
Francesco Contiero is a Physiotherapist and Osteopath based in London. Francesco started his career in Italy as a physiotherapist. He has completed a Diploma and a postgraduate Master degree in Osteopathy. In addition, he has completed an intensive training program in functional biomechanics developed through the Gray Institute and has earned the distinction of Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS).
Francesco is the Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology Lecturer at the University College of Osteopathy. His academic areas of expertise are neurosciences, sports biomechanics and fascial sciences.