LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize a Basic course of Functional Assessment of the Lower Limbs – Insoles Customization course under the auspices of Foot Science International Academy in corporation with Formthotics™ Academy.
The course lasts 2 days and will take place
In Athens on February, 02 – 03 2019
The course fee is 250€
An invoice will be issued by the full payment.
A personalized functional insole and educational materials (insoles) are included to the course fee, too.
Additionally, a “starter pack” (total value of 180€) will be delivered to every participants for FREE.
In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 100€ must be deposited to one of the following accounts:
National Bank of Greece: IBAN GR6801102170000021744103439 SWIFT(BIC): ETHNGRAA or
Piraeus Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR5501722380005238070348955 SWIFT(BIC): PIRBGRAA or
Alpha Bank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4801407080708002002013410 SWIFT(BIC): CRBAGRA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA
Beneficiary: KENTRO EPIMORFOSIS STELECHON YGEIAS OE
You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:DEPOSIT (100€) PAYMENT (150€) PAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (250€)
Deadline date for registrations: January, 28 2019 (CONTINUATION OF REGISTRATIONS)
The rest amount of 150€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least 2 days prior to the beginning day of the course.
In case of course cancellation, due to «epimorfosis», the deposit will be refunded immediately.
The realization of the course will be confirmed by email or/and sms to be sent to participants.
It is advised to not buy your flight tickets until you receive this confirmation email (or/and sms).
Course Room «epimorfosis» ,2nd Floor
105 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str. (ex Eleftherias), 18345 – Moschato – Athens
Tel. : +30 210 4829303
LLLC1 “epimorfosis” keeps the right to change the seminar venue and the Lecturers depending on their availability.
Number of Participants: The number of participants will not exceed 25 individuals. If candidates are more than 25, a waiting list will be kept based on the date of the finalization of participation (date of down payment).
At the end of the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued.
Printed material (handouts) will be provided.
The course is addressed to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors and other Health Professionals.
Course language will be Greek.
Impairments in the alignment, mobility and stability of the feet can be a causing factor for pain in the lower extremities, biomechanical alterations and reduced functional performance (e.g. balance). The aim of the seminar is to provide participants the foundation knowledge and practical skills for the effective assessment of foot deformities and the practical skills required in order to prescribe, fit and review foot orthoses. The clinical assessment focuses not only to the alignment, but also to neural, and myofascial components. In this way, passive, active and neural systems of foot stability are addressed.
The foot orthoses assessment and prescription system used in this seminar is provided by Formthotics™ . Formthotics™ wide range of custom fitted orthotics can be selected and adapted by a specialized therapist to the needs of the patient. They are heat moulded in order to optimize fitting and they provide the opportunity of ongoing modification through re-molding or the posting of special wedges. For more information you can visit (formthotics.com). Formthotics™ basic assessment process relies in the 6 TestTM, which forms a battery of 6 functional test required for customized orthotic prescription. Moreover, the basic course addresses topics such as: Common conditions associated with the foot, Gait analysis, Interrogation of footwear and reading the foot through deformities and skin adaptations.
More specifically after the completion of the basic seminar the participants will be able to:
• Be introduced to common conditions associated with the foot
• Understand key basic principles of gait analysis
• Learn to assess shoe properties and shoe wear
• Learn to read foot deformities and skin adaptations
• Assess Patients Confidently and Effectively using the 6 TestsTM.
• Identify any Limitations, Abnormalities or Conditions Impacting upon their Prescription of Foot Orthoses, when using the 6 TestsTM.
• Rationalise and justify the appropriate prescription and clinical application of foot Orthoses.
• List any contraindications, dangers & precautions.
• Confidently and appropriately issue, adjust and review foot Orthoses for a patient.
You can get more information from the links below:
Kostas lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is mainly treating adults with movements impairments related to lesions of the central nervous system and especially stroke and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, he is dealing with myofascial dysfunction presented in a range of pathologies.
Education – Specialization
At 2003, he graduated from the Physiotherapy School of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.
He has been awarded two Master of Sciences degrees; one from Brunel University of London (2005, MSc Neurorehabilitation) and one from the University of Athens (2011, MSc “Metabolic Bone Disorders”, Athens Medical School).
He has also attended clinical courses, such as:
• Maitland Concept (IMTA)
• PNF (IPNFA)
• Clinical Neurodynamics (NDS και NOI)
• Acupuncture (Norris Health)
• Kinematic Taping (IKTA)
• Fascial Manipulation (Stecco).
• Moreover, he has attended courses by Mark Jones, Paul Hodges, Lorimer Moseley and Angelo Maravita
After finishing his postgraduate studies in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University in London, Kostas attended at 2008 his first Bobath course for the treatment of adults with lesions of the central nervous system. Since then he took part in Bobath Courses in Greece, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, while he started to be trained as a Bobath Assistant Instructor by the International Bobath Instructors Teaching Association (IBITA). IBITA is an international teaching association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists regarding the Bobath Concept. Since 2017 he is an IBITA Basic Course Instructor.
On the parallel, he developed a special interest for the role of myofascial dysfunction in terms of motor control and movement dysfunction. At 2009 he started attending courses for myofascial dysfunction by Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®. IMTT (imtt.ch) is a Swiss association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists and Medical Doctors regarding the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. In 2010 after attending clinical education in Switzerland he awarded the IMTT Trigger Point Therapist certification and continued his education as an IMTT assistant instructor. In 2014 he has been awarded as an Instructor for courses of the Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®.
At 2015 he became an educational member of the Foot Science International Interdisciplinary group (footscienceinternational.co.nz). Foot Science is a multidisciplinary team which focus on the study of foot problems, as well as the management of these problems by the use of orthotics.
Publications – Conference Presentations
Kypriglis-Kypriotis K., Tsiringakis G., Lampropoulou S. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) Corticospinal Excitability Changes Following Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle in Healthy Humans. Proceedings of Physiological Society 1, PC18 Poster Communications.
Lampropoulou S., Tsiringakis G., Kypriglis-Kypriotis K. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) The Impact of Exercise on Performance of an Arm Flexion Force-matching-task. Proceedings of Physiological Society, 07/06 PC 50 Poster Communications.
Kypriotis K. (2007) Neuromuscular Dysfunctions in Myopathies. 17th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2008) Robotic Intervention for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity, after a Stroke. 18th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2012) The Pathway from Assessment to Treatment for the Physiotherapy Approach of Patients after Stroke. Workshop: 11th Oncologic Day. “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2014) The Myofascial System as Source of Symptoms in Spinal Pain. 28th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2015) The Role of Sensory Input to Postural Orientation. Clinical Relation to the Bobath Concept. 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.
Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Selective Movement of the Pelvis as part of the Postural Control and the Functional Activities in Adults. Workshop: 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.
Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Dynamic Stabilization of the Scapula on the Rib Cage for the Movement of the hand away from the Body. Workshop: 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2015) The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurological Patients in Activity Level. 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2016) The Influence of Myofascial Interventions to Pain and Movement Dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine. 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kypriotis K. (2016) Myofascial Applications to Pain and Movement Dysfynction of the Lumbar Spine. Workshop: 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.
Kostas Kypriotis (2018) “Post-traumatic plasticity after cerebral stroke: Update of Physiotherapy Intervention”. 28th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of PSF. Athens.
Tsiringakis Georgios PT, MSc, CGA
Graduate the Physiotherapy department of the Technological Institute of Athens, Greece. He continued studying in postgraduate level in the fields of Neurorehabilitation (MSc Neurorehabilitation, Brunel University of London, UK) and Clinical Gait Analysis (MSc, Leuven University, Belgium). Moreover, he has received training in concepts such as Maitland, Neurodynamics, Pain Management, Myofascial Trigger Point and Medical Taping). Since 2014 he is certified teacher of Formorthotics
His main clinical interest has to do with the integration of clinical biomechanics in the therapeutic plan built by concepts such as manual therapy and motor control in order to achieve better and longlasting therapeutic results.
As a clinician he is working in the IDIOKINISIS physiotherapy center in Athens.
08.45 – 09.00 Welcome and introductions
09.00 – 10.30 Background principles
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 12.00 Anatomy and hands on assessment of the foot
12.00 – 12.30 Common conditions affecting the foot
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 14.30 Gait Analysis
14.30 – 15.15 Patient presentation
15.15 – 16.00 Patient Management: overview and using formthotics
16.00 – 16.30 Psychology of patient care
09.00 – 09.30 Footwear review and assessment
09.30 – 10.30 Formthotics overview
10.00 – 10.45 Intro to 6 tests
10.45 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 12.30 Gait analysis
12.30 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 16.00 Practical with 6 steps
16.00 – 16.45 Bringing it all together and Questions
You can make your own reservation declaring the name of epimorfosis.
Hotel Delfini** single room B&B 45 €. More information:
Tel.: +30 210 9415364 & 9415373