Managing Soft-Tissue injuries – An Integrated Approach: Foot and Ankle Live Online with Tom Myers and Dr. Ammar Saymeh


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  • May 20 – 20, 2023
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Thank you for your interest. Registration for this module is now closed. If you would like to purchase Module 2, click here. Otherwise please email with any questions. 

Anatomy Trains is excited to announce, in partnership with Bill Parisi and Fascia Training Academy, two brand new live webinars on managing soft-tissue injuries!

Managing Soft-Tissue injuries – An Integrated Approach

Module 1 – Foot and Ankle Live Online with Tom Myers and Dr. Ammar Saymeh

Join us for this brand-new collaboration with Anatomy Trains author Tom Myers and foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Ammar Saymeh, of Alliance Orthopedics, exploring the interface between deep-tissue approaches and innovative medical interventions for persistent injuries in the foot and ankle

Together we explore why, when, and how the human foot handles both force transmission and force absorption – and what commonly ‘goes wrong’ in the 30 or so bones and dozens of joints in the foot and ankle.

First, enjoy an overview of skeletal and soft-tissue relationships in our lower extremity, illustrated with recent supporting fascial dissections, with emphasis on the cascade of joint events essential to walking and running. Then we will get down to specifics:

· How lack of dorsiflexion predisposes for injury

· The big toe’s role in maximizing glut activation and propulsion and how to train it

· The universal joint inside the ankle: Inversion, eversion, and change of direction

· Conscious vs unconscious competence

· Muscle, bone, and soft-tissue responses to loading – fascial elasticity, plasticity, and remodeling applied to training protocols

· When are more conservative or more invasive procedures appropriate?


This quick course is a guided tour of foot mechanics in performance, aging, injury, and recovery.

Your foot and ankle are marvelously adapted to deal with the forces coming down from your body and resistance coming up from the earth as gravity pulls you in.

Opening, balancing, and training this complex to maximize its ability to safely transmit and absorb these forces is essential for athletes to maximize potential – and for the rest of us who need feet that work successfully for a lifetime.

Of course our feet are not universally adaptable, and injuries occur when the forces are extreme, or when misuse accumulates over years. Learn how to enhance the body’s miraculous ability to remodel and heal from both injury and surgery.

Available to purchase as a discounted bundle with Module 2 here.

This course will be held live over Zoom webinar, with time for Q&A.

Note: If you cannot attend live, this webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive access to the recordings for 45 days! 

Webinar Schedule

Saturday, May 20, 2023

12:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US)

About Tom Myers
Author of Anatomy Trains, Tom offers courses worldwide in soft-tissue manipulation.
About Ammar Saymeh, DPM
Foot and ankle surgeon Ammar Saymeh, DPM, is the Director of Lower Extremity Services at Alliance Orthopedics. He sees patients of all ages, ranging from pediatrics to the adult population at the practice’s locations in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, New Jersey.
His surgical and clinical interests include sports injuries, which include ligament and tendon injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, ankle sprains, and strains, arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive bunion, and hammertoe surgery, reconstructive flatfoot surgery, post-traumatic arthritis, fracture repair, and deformity correction of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Saymeh attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 2010. He then attended Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. After completing his education at Temple, Dr. Saymeh completed his three-year surgical residency training at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, a Level 1 trauma center.
Before joining the Alliance Orthopedics team, Dr. Saymeh worked in private practice in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Licensed to practice in New Jersey, he is board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Saymeh remains active in teaching both students and residents and attends multiple conferences throughout the year in order to remain up to date on the newest and best surgical techniques. He is certified in the Arthrex MIS (minimally invasive surgery) Course Level III and the ProStep Minimally Invasive System by Wright Medical in techniques for both forefoot and rearfoot minimally invasive procedures.
He most recently completed training at the world-renown Duke Orthopedics in the Exactech Vantage Total Ankle System. He is also certified in the Zimmer Trabecular Total Ankle Replacement System and has completed the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy course.
DatesMay 20 – 20, 2023
LocationOnline course
Class Times

12:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Teacher(s)Tom Myers, Ammar Saymeh, DPM
TuitionEarly bird price of $99 held until May 18, 2023 / $125 thereafter.
Credits Earned2 CEs NCBTMB, pending; 2 CEs NPCP (PMA), pending; 0.2 CEUs NASM, pending; 2 CEs IASI Cat. 1
Cancellation FeeFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.
ContactFor cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the course, full tuition credit to applied towards a future workshop or product. Cancellations within 24 hours before the start of the course, no refunds.

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