“the human foot really is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art“- Leonardo da Vinci
If you want to learn how to assess foot function to be better able to advise your clients and patients on appropriate footwear choices and corrective exercise then this is the place. Discover more information on popular seminars and register your interest in attending a course.
We also host the occasional pop up booth at famous events, trade shows and exhibitions. Come and join the Be Nimble team for a foot function assessment and test drive our unique functional footwear.
What is the Functional Foot Map
‘The human footprint is more than an impression of the foot, it is an expression of the forces acting through the foot’Lee Saxby
The Functional Foot Map has been inspired by the original foot printing equipment and techniques used by Harris and Beath in their monumental ‘Army Foot Survey’ conducted in 1947 on 3,169 Canadian soldiers. Since 1947 various versions of the ‘Harris Mat’ or “pedograph’ have been produced which have varied considerably in their accuracy and durability due to their design and materials selected in their construction.
The Functional Foot Map has been created to be not only the best ‘Harris Mat’ in production but also the most accurate and durable clinical tool available to record and qualify the human footprint.
Why attend the course
The Functional Foot Map has been designed for therapists, trainers and coaches who understand the importance of the foot in human movement and require an efficient, repeatable and reliable method to assess foot function which can be easily integrated into their business and practice.
Who should attend the course
This course is aimed at therapists, trainers and coaches.
What you will learn
The Human Foot: Form is function. Learn why the human foot needs to be ‘foot-shaped’ to be functional and why the ‘shoe-shaped’ foot is the biggest challenge to functional, pain-free movement.
The Human Footprint: Learn what the human footprint represents biomechanically and how it can be used to qualify foot shape, arch types, and basic foot loading kinetics and what this data tells us about the function of the foot.
The Functional Foot Map: Learn how to set up and operate the functional foot map to accurately collect footprints and how to apply a simple and visual analysis to help interpret the data and educate the client on their current level of foot function.
Restoring Foot Function: Learn how to restore the function of the human foot by the habitual use of correctly fitted, anatomically intelligent, functional footwear and the application of restorative soft tissue techniques, mobility drills and corrective exercise techniques.
Our 2 day course (14 hours) is 499€, this includes:
- Course Material
- Foot map & assessment material to use on your clients
- "Functional footman practitioner" Certification
Location and dates for autumn to be announced. Please register your interest and we will contact you with the details of your nearest course. No payment required at this stage.
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Lee has co-authored an ebook on the importance of foot structure and function with biomechanics researcher Dr Mick Wilkinson which is free to download