Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex
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Ankle and foot injuries are common musculoskeletal injuries in the general population, as well as in athletes of all levels. Injuries may occur when movements are performed excessively, repetitively, and for a long duration, thus exceeding tissue capabilities. The primary function of the foot and ankle complex is weight-bearing. Other functions include maintaining balance, upright posture and recognising body position in space. A good understanding of the relevant anatomy is essential for diagnosing and treating ankle and foot injuries.
This course aims to present foot and ankle anatomy that can be easily incorporated into a clinical setting.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.