The Vital Importance of Intrinsic Foot Muscle Strengthening

Please join us for our next webinar event with Dr Sue Mayes, Principle Physiotherapist with The Australian Ballet Company since 1997

Sue Mayes treating Lana Jones Photo Kate Longley

Wednesday June 23rd 2021 6.30 – 8.00 pm AEST via ZOOM

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Webinar Description:

Intrinsic Foot Muscle (IFM) strengthening is a hot topic & musculoskeletal clinicians are turning to dance to learn more. 

Dance clinicians have been using IFM strengthening in rehabilitation & prevention programs for dancers for many years. 

Research is emerging that supports the implementation of IFM strengthening for injury rehabilitation & optimising performance in sport and the community. 

Dr Sue Mayes has worked in ballet for over 25 years & in recent years she has applied her knowledge to managing foot & ankle injuries in both the athletic & the broader non-athletic communities. 

She will explain why foot intrinsics training is important & provide an update on the current research on IFMs. 

Foot & ankle injuries can be challenging & IFM strengthening should be implemented in all lower limb rehabilitation programs. 

The Vital Importance of Clarity

Historically, IFM exercises have been difficult to teach, but Sue will demonstrate a simpler method that has been successful at all levels of sport & in the community. She will also discuss other practical considerations for the clinical management of foot injuries such as taping and footwear. 

Sue will share plenty of clinical pearls that can be immediately employed in the clinic. 

Cost is $42

Booking Link:

The ZOOM link will be sent to you on your Booking Confirmation email

Here is a brief summary of Sue’s achievements:

Dr Sue Mayes has been the Principal Physiotherapist of The Australian Ballet since 1997. Sue was appointed Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University following completion of her PhD in 2017. She has published papers from her PhD, titled: ‘Hip joint health in professional ballet dancers’ & co-authored ballet injury related publications. Sue has been invited to speak at international conferences, including the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport & the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science & lectures throughout Australia and Europe. Sue was awarded an Order of Australia in 2020