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Review and understand the ancient practice of reflexology with a focus on treatment of the foot to positively affect the rest of the body. Incorporate our modern understanding of anatomy and physiology with acupressure points and energy meridians to develop a start to finish treatment for the foot that can positively affect the rest of the body based on the most recent science and understanding of the human body.

Learning Objectives*

Students will learn detailed anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex with myofascial meridians included in our understanding of anatomy.  

Students will learn how to evaluate the foot and ankle from a postural perspective.  

Students will learn how compensation at the foot can lead to aches, pains, and dysfunction further up the kinetic chain in predictable patterns.   

Students will learn the Reflexology “road map” of the foot as it relates to the rest of the bodies systems.   

Students will learn the history and theory behind reflexology, how it works, why it works, and its origins.   

Students will learn reflexology from an acupuncture meridian point of view, western medicine point of view, and traditional point of view.   

Students will learn how to treat a few common medical conditions with a reflexology approach.   

Students will learn an integrated approach to treatment of the foot from beginning to end to affect distant regions and systems of the body.  

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