Webinar - Gastrocnemius Contracture and Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries

November 22, 2023


7:30 PM (EST)

For CATA members, please register using the email affiliated with your CATA account to receive member pricing.

Isolated Gastrocnemius Contraction (IGC) and resulting restriction of ankle joint motion has been linked to a number of foot pathologies, such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, neuroma, and stress fracture and may transmit increased force through the Achilles tendon contributing to development of painful overuse foot pathologies.

This webinar will provide biomechanical rational for kinetic chain maladaptation associated with isolated gastrocnemius contracture and a framework for IGC as potential predisposing mechanism to lower extremity overuse injury in  athletes. Attendees will also gain  insights into the clinical application of ICG assessment and the role this assessment may have in potential injury intervention strategies.

Speaker:  Nicole Chimera

Nicole Chimera, PhD, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at Brock University in Ontario, where she primarily teaches in the areas of athletic therapy and professional kinesiology. She has over 15 years of clinical athletic training experience and more than 30 clinically relevant publications. In addition to being a certified athletic therapist, Dr. Chimera is a clinical biomechanics researcher with a focus on understanding lower extremity movement patterns to enhance injury prevention.

CATA members will earn 0.6 CEUs for attending the full webinar and submitting a post webinar survey.

This webinar will be presented entirely in English.