Getting Athletes Back on Their Feet

Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Central Time


Presented in collaboration with the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), Getting Athletes Back on Their Feet is a virtual course for advanced health practitioners on the foot and ankle orthopaedic team. Our faculty of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists will examine surgical and non-surgical strategies to manage foot and ankle injuries in athletes. Topics include Achilles, Running and Stress Fractures, and The Athlete with Forefoot Pain.

Registration Fees

  • AOFAS Member: $75

  • AOPT Member: $75

  • Nonmember: $100


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the various surgical and non-surgical management options for Achilles Rupture

  • Understand the unique loads placed on the foot when running and how these are altered with shoes or landing mechanics

  • Describe non-operative treatment strategies to off-load the painful forefoot

  • Identify the signs of stress fractures


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association. The AOFAS designates the live activity for a maximum of 4.0 hours/CEUs.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 4.0 hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and education policies, visit the Overview and Objectives page.



10:00 – 10:15 am Central Time
Introduction and Welcome


10:15 - 11:30 am Central Time

Achilles Overview
Amanda J. Fantry, MD


  • Achilles Specific Rehab Protocols (PT Breakout)
    Ashley Waite, DPT

  • Non-Operative vs Operative Treatments (PA/NP Breakout)
    Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

Panel Discussion and Case Review


11:30 am - 12:45 pm Central Time
Running/Loading/Stress Fractures

Running Mechanics
Lindsay Wasserman, DPT


  • Rehab for Running Injuries (PT Breakout)
    Lindsay Wasserman, DPT

  • Stress Fractures Diagnosis and Management (PA/NP Breakout)
    Richard A. Zell, MD

Panel Discussion and Case Review


12:45 - 2:00 pm Central Time
The Athlete with Forefoot Pain

Differential Diagnosis and Surgical Options
Paul G. Talusan, MD

Non-Operative Management of Forefoot Pathology
Stephen Paulseth, DPT

Panel Discussion and Case Review


Questions? Contact the AOFAS Education Department at