Models of Foot Function
This course will review the different models of foot function, clinically relevant tests for the ankle foot complex and the aims of management. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification
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 Some of these theories are outdated and others are in need for further investigations.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.
- Video presentation
- Reading activity
Course aimsThe aim of the course is to introduce the different models of foot function and the clinical significance when prescribing or referring for foot orthotics.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.2 hours of learning activities that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Physioplus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to do reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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.
Types of activitiesReading a Physiopedia page. Watching videos. Attempting a quiz. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (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.