Online Course
Exploring Foot Anatomy
Deepen your knowledge of foot movement and function

1-1.5 hours





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Daphne Xuan
Course instructor

Daphne is a physiotherapist who specialises in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice

Primal Pictures
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Primal Pictures strives to deliver best-in-class anatomical solutions that educate, engage and inspire

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Human feet allow bipedal locomotion, and they are an essential sensory structure for postural control. The foot structure is complex, consisting of many bones, joints, and ligaments. The foot is divided into three parts, and the muscles that cover the foot are separated into four layers. A clinician's ability to understand the anatomical structures of the foot is crucial for assessment and treatment planning. This course will explore all elements of foot anatomy using visual tools to explain the function of each part.


The course aims to introduce the functional anatomy of the foot.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify foot bones, joints and articulations
  • describe the origin, insertion, and roles of the key soft tissue structures of the foot region, including the ligaments and muscles
  • identify the nerves and blood vessels of the foot region

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Daphne Xuan: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
I used the course to practise for a school test; it helped me graduate.
Rene Surquin
I wish these courses had been available when I was a PT student! The anatomy review courses are well thought-out, organized, and beautiful. It was an excellent review of the basic knowledge needed for every clinician. Thank you!
Stacy Schiurring
Physical Therapist
United States