Online Course
Functional Anatomy of the Ankle
An anatomy lesson that sheds light on the incredible feat of engineering in the foot and ankle

1.5-2 hours

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Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

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Introduction

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.

Aims

This course aims to present foot and ankle anatomy that can be easily incorporated into a clinical setting.

Outline

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.

Practicalities

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 1.5-2 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.6 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:

  • discuss the components of the active and passive foot and ankle systems
  • describe the location and role of the ankle and foot ligaments
  • detail the anterior, posterior and lateral lower leg compartments
  • discuss the role of the plantar fascia
  • identify neural and vascular connections of the ankle and foot
Featured reviews
It is an incredibly relevant course for anyone looking to further their clinical and theoretical knowledge!
Ridhi Verma
Physiotherapist
United Kingdom
It is a fantastic and helpful course for all therapists interested in ankle rehabilitation. It provides clinical information and a new explanation of the functional anatomy of the ankle joint.
Mina Mekaeel
Physiotherapist
Qatar
Helene articulates so clearly! She builds a trust with her audience that she knows what she is talking about. Helen has an enthusiastic and fun approach to explaining relevant biomechanics.
Physiotherapist
Ireland
I have gained a lot of clinical knowledge, which I believe would enhance my therapy services!
Esther Ntsiful
Physiotherapist
Ghana
Simple and easy way to understand the functional anatomy of the ankle!
Habibu Salisu badamasi
Physiotherapist
Nigeria

Online Course: Functional Anatomy of the Ankle

An anatomy lesson that sheds light on the incredible feat of engineering in the foot and ankle

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Course instructor:

Helene Simpson

Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

1.5-2 hours
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Participants

Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

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.

Aims

This course aims to present foot and ankle anatomy that can be easily incorporated into a clinical setting.

Outline

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.

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