Online Course
Joint Range of Motion During Gait
Discover the importance of joint mobility during gait and why it matters to clinicians and patients

1-1.5 hours





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Alexandra Kopelovich
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Dr. Alexandra Kopelovich is passionate about teaching biomechanics and kinesiology and promoting evidence-based practice.

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Gait depends on interactions between the nervous, musculoskeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems and it is affected by our age, personality, mood, and sociocultural factors. Gait involves multiple joints, and joint mobility is a key element in the functioning of proper gait. This course describes the various actions at the joints of the lower limb and the necessary range of motion during each phase of the gait cycle.


This course aims to review the necessary range of motion at the ankle, knee and hip joints for each phase in the gait cycle. It also discusses the influence of ground reaction forces on gait kinetics.


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 rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, Prosthetists, and Orthotists.


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 - 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 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:

  • compare the two main phases (stance phase and swing phase) of the gait cycle
  • identify the subphases of the stance and swing phases of the gait cycle
  • describe the required range of motion at the joints of the lower extremity for gait
  • discuss the kinetics during specific phases of the gait cycle
Featured reviews
It is a beneficial course to understand gait analysis in a simple way!
Purnima Bhosle
New Zealand