Using the Sensory Drives Motor Approach for the Foot and Ankle to Improve Pain and Performance

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Lesson Plan

Learn simple and effective techniques to influence variation, variability, and variety of sensory input into the foot to influence the brain. Easy assessment techniques that you can do on everyone with quick interventions to change pain and performance for your clients. You only move as well and as differently as you can sense the world around you. The feet are a big part of that environment. A lot of brain space is devoted to sensation in your foot and ankle, that should tell you how important it is. Don’t just focus on foot strength, focus on foot sensation to make a difference throughout the whole body. You don’t want to miss this one


  • Review 2-point discrimination sensory assessment for the foot complex and why it matters.
  • Recognize sensory awareness testing of the toes.
  • Review the use of kinesiology tape to enhance proprioceptive feedback to the brain.
  • Compression flossing for the ankle joint and foot nerves.
  • Recall nerve and pulse points of the ankle and foot.
  • Memorize the pressure points of the foot to change gait.

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Course Instructor

Perry Nickelston, DC Perry Nickelston, DC

Dr. Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA is owner of the Pain Laser Center, LLC in Waldwick, NJ and Stop Chasing Pain his educational company dedicated to teaching people how to move smarter, move better and feel great. Creator of Primal Movement Chains: Moving Beyond Mobility courses across the world. Advisory Board Member for the American Institute for Medical Laser Application. Teacher, writer and educator on all things movement.

Using the Sensory Drives Motor Approach for the Foot and Ankle to Improve Pain and Performance