Exercise Rehabilitation of the Ankle and Foot

Recovering from an ankle and foot injury or surgery is a slow process. Patients need time to recuperate and rejuvenate. In addition to rest and relaxation, they must regain their old lifestyle or daily routine. It is not as simple as we assume to return to the things we used to do. They will have a difficult time returning to what they used to do. Planning an extra mile might be necessary for some.

It’s hard to accept ankle or foot injuries because they are such an important necessity. Your productivity will be greatly reduced if your ankle or foot is injured, reducing your mobility. You can’t hide this fact, so it may be frustrating.

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Furthermore, the ankles and feet are the most visible parts of the lower limbs, as well as the most vulnerable. It would be tragic to injure any of these parts, and yet it’s true. Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially because the ankles and feet are more vulnerable to injury and re-injury. You may injure your ankle by doing anything with too much force or momentum, such as playing sports, working, or even doing daily household chores.

It’s great to see you back on your feet! Please take this course to ensure a smooth recovery from an ankle or foot injury or surgery.


The ankle and foot are common areas injured during daily activities, work, and sport. According to US National Center for Health Statistics, more than 11 million physician visits for foot, toe, and ankle problems in 2003. Of those, 2 million visits were for ankle sprains/strains due to ankle fractures. This four-hour course will discuss critical structures, assessment, and exercise techniques, covering the most effective ways to design an exercise program for clients recovering from inversion sprain, eversion sprain, Achilles tendonitis, and high ankle sprain or ankle fracture.

The Ankle and Foot Exercise Rehabilitation curriculum is a four-hour course that discusses critical structures, assessment, and exercise techniques. This course describes how to design an appropriate rehabilitation regimen for clients recovering from inversion sprains, eversion sprains, Achilles tendonitis, high ankle sprains, or ankle fractures.


  • Identify the key structures involved in the ankle and foot
  • Assess the ankle and foot to determine exercise readiness and progressions
  • Discuss the five most common foot and ankle injuries – inversion sprain, eversion sprain, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprain, and ankle fracture
  • Rehabilitation exercises and contraindications for the five most common ankle and foot injuries will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced.
  • LOCATION: Douglas College (Royal Ave & 8th St) – New Westminster, BC
  • ROOM: 1630
  • DATES: Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 8:45 am to 1:15 pm (4 contact hours)

**  Please note, this course will not be offered again until 2013 **

Course fee:

  • $77 plus HST – pre-registration, before May 2
  • $97 plus HST – late registration after May 2

The course fee includes a comprehensive and detailed course manual.

About The Presenter:

Rick Kaselj – MS, BSc, PK, CPT, CEP, CES

Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, therapy, and corrective exercise. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings, training injured people who have been at work, in car accidents, and during sports activities. His clients and group exercise participants include a wide variety of individuals from healthy and special populations. Rick has given over 233 presentations to 4,531 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada while working in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs, and personal training studios. Rick recently completed his Master of Science degree, focusing on corrective and therapeutic exercises for the rotator cuff. To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses, please visit ExercisesForInjuries.com.

Course Schedule:

  • 8:45 am – 10:00 am
  • 10:00 am-11:00 am
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
**Participants – if you have your yoga/stretch mat and foam roller, please bring them to class.

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