Ankle, Leg and Foot

Tuition: $79
Hours: 4


Course Description

This four-hour distance based course will provide health care providers with current information regarding common conditions of the ankle, leg and foot. Topics covered will include the epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, active and passive treatment approaches to these conditions. The learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically. A learning outcome examination is administered at the termination of the course materials. You must obtain a minimum of 75% in order to pass.


Hour 1

Ankle functional anatomy, pathomechanics, physical exam and imaging

Hour 2

Management of ankle injury with exercise and manual therapy

Hour 3

Conditions of the leg

Hour 4

Tendinopathy and conditions of the foot


In this course the learner will:

1. Learn the functional anatomy of the ankle.
2. Consider the key risk factors for ankle sprain.
3. Study the pathomechanics of ankle sprains and Lisfranc injury.
4. Survey rehabilitation techniques used in return to play after ankle sprains and achilles tendiopathy
5. Review the terminology of tendinopathy
6. Consider current best practices in treatment of tendinopathy
7. Become acquainted with manual therapy to restore ankle mobility
8. Learn the concepts of exercise prescription for prevention of ankle injury


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.