Splint Customisation of Foot and Ankle for Neurological Patients ’19 – ATHENS

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Information & Registration

LLLC1, “epimorfosis”, intends to organize course on “Splint Customisation of Foot and Ankle for Neurological Patients“.

The course lasts 2 days and will take place:

In Athens on ………………………, .. – .. 2020

The course fee is 280€.

An invoice will be issued by the full payment.

The material (value of 50 euros) that you will use in this course, is included to the course fee.

To register, please fill in the registration form electronically.

In order to finalize your registration and ensure a placement to this seminar, a down payment of 130€ 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): CRBAGRAA or
Eurobank of Greece: ΙΒΑΝ GR4502600370000010201090153 SWIFT(BIC): ERBKGRAA


You can also make your payments via DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (free of charge) from the below links:

money-coinDEPOSIT (130€) money-coinPAYMENT (150€) money-coinPAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE AMOUNT (280€)



Deadline date for registrations: ………………………, .. 2020

The rest amount of 150€ must be deposited in our bank account or via debit / credit card, at least one day 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).

epimorfosis_logoAthens’s Venue:
Course room «epimorfosis»
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 24 individuals. If candidates are more than 24 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.

Course language will be English with simultaneous translation to Greek.



ΑΥΤΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΝΑΤΘΗΚΑΣThe instability in the foot is often a major constraint to independent walking in patients after a lesion of the CNS.

We will discuss the biomechanical requirements of the foot during the different phases of locomotion. During this workshop participants will be introduced to fundamental principles of the assessment, management and specific treatment. These aspects will be also applied to a patient after a CNS lesion, by the course leader.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise in manual treatment techniques for the mobilization and the activation of the foot, under supervision.

Moreover, each participant will make a softcast inner shoe, under supervision. Softcast inner shoes are splints made of a casting tape (knitted fiberglass fabric impregnated with polyurethane resin), which are tailored individually according to the specific needs of each patient, providing a balance between stability and mobility during walking.

Watch the following videos for more information:

Walking without the splint

Walking with the splint



Monica Pessler PT, Bobath senior Instructor (IBITA)

1976-79 training as a physiotherapist at the state certified School for Physiotherapy in Erlangen
1979-85 work at the Neurological University Clinic of Erlangen as a physiotherapist
1985-88 additional pedagogical training at the governmental academy for teachers in Dillingen /Germany and 2 years of studies at the German Center for Public Health Care in Frankfurt
1985-89 work as full-time teacher at the state certified School for Physiotherapy in Erlangen
1987 qualified as Bobath instructor (IBITA)
1997 qualified as Advanced course instructor (IBITA)
2004 qualified as Senior Instructor (IBITA)
Since 1990 freelancing various neurological clinics in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark
Since 1987 teaching as Bobath instructor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Poland and Brazil
Since 2005 as a clinical supervisor in the Bobath concept at the Therapy Center in Burgau (D)
She has been awarded a Master of Sciences degree  from at the Danube University Krems (A) Neurorehabilitation (MSc) 2014


Κυπριώτης ΚωνσταντίνοςKostas Kypriotis PT, MSc, Bobath (IBITA) Instructor

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)
• 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

Didactic Work

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.

Time schedule

Day 1
08.30 Registrations
09.00 Welcome and introduction
09.30 Biomechanical aspects of the foot during locomotion
11.00 Break
11.20 Practical work
13.00 Break
14.00 Patient treatment by the course leader
15.30 Reflection of the treatment
16.00 Break
16.20 Practical work
17.30 End of the day

Day 2

09.00 Making a Splint
11.00 Break
11.20 Patient treatment by the course leader
12.40 Break
13.10 Practical work
15.00 End of the course


Suggested Hotels

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