Seminars and Events
“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 £650 (approx. 750€ inc VAT), this includes:
- Course Material
- Foot map & assessment material to use on your clients
- "Functional footman practitioner" Certification
Below you will find the details for courses within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For international courses please visit functionalfootmap.com
The Functional Foot Map certification course in Ludwigsburg is now available to book.
Date: 15th - 16th June 2019
Time: 9 - 5pm
Location: Hermann-Hagenmeyer-Straße 1, 71636 Ludwigsburg
Cost: £650 (approx. 750€)
Lee Saxby, the creator of the ‘Functional Foot Map’ will be teaching the 2 day course in English.
You can find the full course description above.
There are only 15 places available so please book now to avoid disappointment.
How to book:
Bookings are processed by the Functional Foot Map Team
Further course dates within Germany, Austria & Switzerland will be announced shortly.
To help us plan for future courses, please enter your details in the Registration form below.
Be sure to select your relevant country from the course drop down list.
As a registered customer, you will be the first to know when we announce new course dates.
No payment is required at this stage.
For Functional Foot Map certification courses outside of Germany, Austria & Switzerland, please visit functionalfootmap.com where you can find the locations and dates of workshops worldwide.
Restoring foot function begins with restoring foot ‘form’ or shape.
Many people use yoga and its postures (Asanas) as a form of physical exercise to improve balance, increase flexibility and relieve stress. A fully functioning foot is essential to perform the different weight-bearing postures with correct alignment, especially in the standing balance postures such as the ‘tree’ and ‘eagle’.
You will also get the chance to test drive our range of Joe Nimble functional footwear and understand the importance of the #toefreedom design on healthy foot function.
After your visit to the Joe Nimble booth you will come away with the next steps towards healthy foot function and maybe even a new pair of shoes!
Booth Location Visit Joe Nimble Functional Footwear in hall 2, booth 2E05
Friday, April 26, 2019, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A one-day-ticket starts from 12 Euro.
We hope to see you there!
Interested in attending a course? Please fill in your details below and we will contact you with further information regarding your most convenient course location.
Please note that no payment is required at this stage.
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