Individual Event of training ESP® prevention and rehabilitation therapist – Training


In ADL, at work, hobbies and sports often leads to foot injuries. This course gives an insight into the different types of injuries such as distorsion, instability, and osteochondral lesions, tendon injuries, etc. The rehabilitation places high demands on the entire rehabilitation team. What tests can I make the diagnosis optimal as extending the healing process, how and and what can I to during rehabilitation? Questions that come up again and again and answered in this course.


The participant can expertly advise by applying the newly learned diagnostic tests and methods of intervention patients and apply a different indications motion therapeutic interventions with the different forms of injury (instability, tendon, cartilage) on foot. In conversation with colleagues and other medical disciplines a professional level can be taken. After this course, patients and customers can be competent and professional support and advice with foot injuries in the diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive process.


Medical education area
The / the participant knows the specific physiology and function of the connective tissue capsule, ligaments, tendons and cartilage: Also known is the anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and the clinical relevance thereof for diagnosis and treatment.

Physiotherapy educational area
The / the participant knows the most common injuries to the foot, and the different physiotherapy tests on the various injuries. The guidelines for active rehabilitation in patients with foot problems are known and can be applied clinically. The most important exercises of the lower extremity are known and may be practiced.

Check Your Understanding
Using peer feedback and feedback from the instructor during the practical training and self-regulation of learning objectives based on a case. During the course, a repetition of the learning is performed by means of a short self-reflection regularly.


  • Specific physiology of the connective tissue
    Anatomy and biomechanics of the foot
    different pathologies / injuries
    Physiotherapy test (practical implementation)
    Physiotherapy models
    Guidelines for active rehabilitation
    Relevant exercises of the lower extremity (practical implementation)
    case studies


The course consists of 3.5 hours each day of 60 minutes each theory in the form of input units, followed by 3.5 hours of practical applications in small groups. The theory is preparing the basis for practical implementation. In practice various skills and rehabilitation methods are practiced and deepened methods. It will be delivered to the participants various tasks to deepen understanding and control.

Training time
The course takes 2 days. It is expected that the participant takes 4 hours
Self-study in preparation.
Total learning time: 14 contact hours and 4 self-study hours

Maximum group size

24 participants at a teacher.


Marcel Enzler: is sports physiotherapist, Deputy Head of Physiotherapy and team leaders shoulder at the Zurich Balgrist.

René Giger: MAS is sports physiotherapist, team leader of the Lower Extremity at the Zurich Balgrist.


Physiotherapist / doctor / doctor / physical education teacher / sport and exercise scientists
The course builds on the curriculum of colleges for physical therapy. It is expected, therefore, that the knowledge and skills to be mastered on the basis of anatomy, physiology of the foot. Also sports Scientific Basis skills are in the area of mobility, coordination and strength is assumed.


Please bring sportswear for indoor and outdoor .


Marcel Enzler
René Giger