Pre Congress

Activities

SHORT COURSE: Gait Retraining for Running Injuries: Focus on the Foot

Date: April 5
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress and 50 USD for those NOT registered for the congress.
Details: The etiology of running injuries is multifactorial, however, faulty gait mechanics have been shown to play a role. The purpose of this workshop is to guide both clinicians and scientists in the process of gait retraining for injured runners.  This workshop will be divided into a lecture and a hands on lab, each approximately 1 hour in duration. 

The lecture portion will begin with a brief review of the literature relating to the relationship between running mechanics and injury, followed by a discussion of published gait retraining studies. There will then be a presentation of videos of individuals with gait deviations to improve observational gait skills.  The gait retraining process will then be described from the preparation phase, through the retraining phase, ending with the outside running phase.  The importance of adhering to motor learning principles will also be reinforced.

The lab portion will begin with some practice videotaping different participants in the course while they run on a treadmill.  We will choose 1-2 of those participants who present with gait deviations and review components of a preparatory phase for them.  We will then work with the participant to alter their gait pattern using visual and auditory feedback.  Finally, we will discuss the progression of the gait retraining program.

Speaker:

Irene Davis

Irene Davis

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - United States

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 5
Time: 16:00 – 18:30
Venue: Tivoli Hotel
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress and 50 USD for those NOT registered for the congress.
Details: The multi-segment foot models have been proposed to improve the kinematic analysis of foot segments. Kinematic alterations at foot joints other than the ankle, has been observed in both typically developing and clinical population.

This workshop will be divided into a lecture and a hands on lab, each approximately 1 hour in duration.

The lecture will guide the participants throughout history and state-of-the-art of multi-segment foot models considering the newest resources. It will begin with the features and issues in current multi-segment foot modelling and the clinical implications and applications of these models. The application of intracortical pins used for anchoring reflective markers will then be described.

The lab portion will begin with some practice in kinematic data collection with Vicon Cameras. The participants will attach the markers and the main issues will be discussed. Finally, we will work with the data processing and discuss the results of the acquisition

Theoretical:

Alberto Leardini

Alberto Leardini

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

Julie Stebbins

Julie Stebbins

Gait Lab - Oxford University Hospitals

Toni Arndt

Toni Arndt

Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences – Sweden; President of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB

Pratical:

Alessandra Matias

Alessandra Matias

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo – Brazil

Paolo Caravaggi

Paolo Caravaggi

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna – Italy

Lab Tours at University of São Paulo

or at Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine.

Date: April 5th, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Venue: USP – University of São Paulo
Meeting Point: Lobby of Tivolli Hotel at 8 am
Price: FREE for people registered for the congress.  Limited places, book during your registration.
Details: The Universidade de São Paulo Medical School is recognized for its pioneering and excellence in teaching and research built on a tradition of more than 100 years. FMUSP offers 4 undergraduate courses: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, and has 1,400 undergraduate students, 1,800 graduate students, 1,600 residents and 374 professors.

The Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy department is based on the Universidade de São Paulo Campus. The department is part of the largest scientific health research center in the country, with hundreds of research groups developing intellectual production in several areas.

The Hospital das Clínicas (HC) is part of the Medical School, and it is the largest hospital in Latin America, with more than 1,5 million outpatient visits, over 250,000 emergency room visits, and more than 50,000 surgeries per year. One of its specialized institutes, Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute is a national reference and a pioneer in many areas (spinal cord injuries, reconstructive microsurgery, limb reimplantations, microinvasive fracture surgeries, arthroscopy techniques, endoprosthesis, tissue bank-based reconstructions in large resections of musculoskeletal tumors, traumatology, and patient rehabilitation). It is among the largest hospitals of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Latin America and among the leading research centers in Brazil.

We will provide bus transportation to take a tour in the labs at the Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy department.

We will also organize an amazing tour to the Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute labs and facilities, in addition to the brand new Weight-Bearing CT laboratory. The Orthopedics and Traumatology Institute tour will leave from the Tivoli Hotel and we will guide you to a Metro transportation to the Institute.

All transportation leaves from the Tivoli Hotel at 8:00 am.

Pre Congress course

It’s time to think differently about footwear

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Keynote session

The Foot Core Paradigm: Let's Think Differently about the Foot

Date: April 8th - Wednesday

Irene Davis

PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center

Dr. Irene Davis is the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University. She is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years.

Dr. Davis’ research has focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. Her interest in injury mechanics extends to the development of interventions to alter these mechanics through gait retraining. She is interested in the mechanics of barefoot running and its effect on injury rates, and is a barefoot runner herself. Along with gait analysis, her research encompasses dynamic imaging and modeling. She has received funding from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office and National Institutes of Health to support her research related to stress fractures. Dr. Davis has given nearly 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 100 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during running.

Dr. Davis has been active professionally in the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Society of Biomechanics, and International Society of Biomechanics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. She has organized and coordinated international research retreats on topics of the foot and ankle, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellofemoral pain syndrome. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade and Time Magazine.

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Special session

Weight-Bearing

Date: April 8th - Wednesday

ALBERTO LEARDINI

He is Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli – Bologna (Italy). His initial research focused on methodological issues and clinical applications of gait analysis, including also three-dimensional videofluoroscopy, radiostereometry, and surgical navigation. He then received a DPhil at the University of Oxford on mechanics and prosthesis design of the ankle joint. He is now exploiting additive manufacturing and medical imaging for custom-design of orthotics and orthopaedic implants. He is author of 170 papers in peer-review journals (H-index 40; 9700 citations) and of 4 international patents.

He has been President of Siamoc, Technical Group 3-D Analysis of Human Movement, and Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network. He is in the Steering Group of the International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics community (i-FAB) since the foundation, in the Research Committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society, and in the Scientific Board of the Weight Bearing CT Society. He is now President – Elect of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB).

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Keynote

What’s happening in my Achilles tendon? The effects of running in different footwear

Date: April 6th - Monday

TONI ARNDT

Toni Arndt is a professor in biomechanics at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, where he is also Dean of research. Toni is President of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). He has a very international background with university studies in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and Sweden. Toni’s research career has predominantly been dedicated to Achilles tendon biomechanics, foot kinematics and lower leg function, both in terms of basic and applied science.

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Alessandra Matias

Alessandra Matias, PT
PhD candidate at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Alessandra is interested in potential treatments for various musculoskeletal disorders, including knee OA, sports injuries and diabetic polyneuropathy. Current, she is interested in biomechanical factors that contribute to running related injury, and injury-prevention strategies that can be applied in a physical therapy setting. Her work includes implementation, reliability and repeatability of multi-segment foot model. Her PhD project is a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of intrinsic muscles strengthening to reduce injuries associated with running. Alessandra was a researcher Fellow at Movement Analysis Laboratory,  Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute – Bologna, Italy and at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School – Cambridge, USA. 

Pre Congress course

Multi-Segment Foot Modeling Tutorial

Date: April 5th - Sunday

Paolo Caravaggi

Paolo Caravaggi has a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a thesis on the biomechanics of intramedullary nailing. He has worked for IBM where he contributed to the designing and implementation of the first web-farm in Italy. As engineer at the R&D of Wright Medical Technology, he has been responsible for several European funded projects, such as the BIOKER aimed at formulating novel alumina-nacomposites for ceramic-ceramic knee and hip prostheses.

In 2008 he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool under the supervision of Prof. Robin Crompton. His thesis focused on foot modeling and on the effects of walking speed on foot segment kinematics. In 2011 he took a post-doc position at the Joint Motion Lab at the Orthopedic department of Rutgers Medical School (Newark, United States). During this period, he supervised and managed all the laboratory activities and helped design custom setups for the in-vitro testing of bone and joints and for assessing the performance of fixation devices.

Since 2012, he has been working as research-engineer at the Movement Analysis Laboratory of Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna, Italy). His current research focus is on foot biomechanics, orthoses and the application of additive manufacturing to optimize the implant-to-bone interface of prostheses and implantable devices. He is collaborating with several industry partners to test and develop new orthopedic footwear.

He is author of more than 40 papers in different clinical and biomechanical peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the Samsung Research Award at the 2014 International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference.