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Drop Foot

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Course Description

In this short one hour course, you will learn the basics of how to deal with clients with Drop Foot in a movement studio setting. You will learn the main causes behind Drop Foot and how it will affect the quality of life of your client.

The course will go through some of the more common neurological pathologies that can cause Drop Foot as well as explaining the difference between a musculoskeletal and neurological reason for Drop Foot and why you might need to program differently depending on the cause.

Most of the course focuses on practical applications and exercises that you can start implementing immediately in the studio with your clients. You will learn exercises for increased balance, reaction times and strength. All of them are specifically tailored for clients with Drop Foot as well as with different other needs associated with Drop Foot.

All the repertoire is filmed and the videos contain information about the focus and purpose for each exercise as well as cueing tips and other useful information.

Who is this course for

Any movement teachers wanting to expand their knowledge when working with clients with stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, diabetes, peripheral neuropathies from cancer treatments, and any other conditions that can lead to Drop Foot. The strategies learnt in this course are also great to start incorporating in the healthy client group to support strength, balance and posture as they age.

What you get

When purchasing the Drop Foot course you will receive 3 year access to all course material. This includes the online video lessons, covering theory and exercise strategies.

In this course we use a number of different Pilates equipment and small apparatus. It is not necessary to have access to all of these in order to get value out of the course. Many of the exercises and principles can be used with just a mat, a stool and a small ball. Below you can find a list of all the equipment used. If you would like to purchase any of the products that are available through us, you will receive a 10% discount as a course participant in any Body Organics course.

Equipment List

Pilates Equipment
  • Wunda Chair
  • Trapeze Table
  • Fuse ladder
  • Long box
Small Apparatus
    • Sandbag or ankle weight
    • Loop band
    • Makarlu
    • Foam roller
    • Yoga block
    • Stick
    • Pilates ball
    • Yoga strap
    • Theraband
    • Pipe cleaner