Online Course
Gait Deviations Associated with Lower Leg and Foot Pain Syndromes
Learn to recognise important deviations in gait associated with pain syndromes in the lower limb

1-1.5 hours





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Damien Howell
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Dr. Damien Howell promotes evidence-based, patient-centred, effective, and efficient Physical Therapy services

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The human foot is designed for weight-bearing and force distribution and is a functional masterpiece for mobility and gait. However, it can also be the root cause of pain and dysfunction. This course, the third of nine in the Gait Analysis and Training Programme, continues to explore important gait deviations, this time travelling down the lower extremities to focus on the lower leg and feet. This course will compare the expected movement patterns of the lower leg and foot with deviant patterns, highlight gait features of the deviant movement, and describe commonly associated pain syndromes.


This course aims to enrich understanding of important gait deviations associated with lower leg and foot pain syndromes.


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:

  • describe the relevant anatomy of the human foot
  • discuss the secondary signs associated with common gait deviations of the lower leg and foot
  • explain important gait deviations associated with lower leg and foot pain syndromes

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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