Models of Foot Function
Research has provided many theories regarding how the ankle foot complex are functioning in weight bearing and non weight bearing activities. Some of these theories are outdated and others are in need for further investigations. When assessing a patient it is important to consider why and what you are testing and the clinical significance of these tests. This course will review the different models of foot function, clinically relevant tests for the ankle foot complex and the aims of management.
The aim of the course is to introduce the different models of foot function and the clinical significance when prescribing or referring for foot orthotics.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video presentation
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.
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 1.2 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- compare the 4 different models of foot function with regards to ankle foot complex dysfunction
- describe the 5 clinical relevant tests for the ankle foot complex
- discuss the 3 aims of examination and management of the ankle foot complex