Exercise Rehabilitation of the Ankle and Foot

After an injury or surgery, your body will often need time to recover. That doesn’t just mean rest and relaxation — it also means getting back into your old activities. For some, that might take a little bit of extra planning. Ankle and foot injuries can be especially difficult for people to accept because they’re so visible. Your ankle and foot aren’t just their most visible parts, either; they’re also the weakest in that part of your body and are at risk of re-injuring it easily if you do something with too much force or momentum. To get back into the swing of things after a serious injury or surgery to your ankle or foot, check the course below:


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.


  • 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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