The Foot and Ankle: Injuries, Treatment and Taping Techniques
There will be approximately 1 million ankle injuries this year alone. A third to two thirds of those injuries will experience continued problems or repeat injuries. Are we doing enough to help them? Are we missing the differential diagnosis and instead just treating an average ankle sprain? What role could prevention play? Mark Flinders, PT, ATC, SCS will guide you through the process of doing an effective evaluation and differentiating between causes and appropriate treatment for foot and ankle injuries.
This course will help you:
-Understand the ankle/foot anatomy
-Understand the common injuries seen for the ankle/foot joints
-Understand the examination and treatment strategies for treating common ankle and foot injuries
-Understand the role of taping in helping correct biomechanics and assisting in injury recovery for the ankle/foot joints
-Understand and apply simple ankle/foot taping procedures that will be immediately useful in the clinic
Methods of Instruction:
Online video course
Mark Flinders, PT, ATC, SCS
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify pertinent ankle/foot anatomy including the Talocrural Joint, Subtalar Joint, Tibiofibular Syndesmosis, Anterior Talofibular Ligament, Calcaneofibular Ligament, Posterior Talofibular Ligament, Deep Ligaments, Medial/Deltoid Ligament, Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament, Posterior Tibiofibular Ligament, Nerves and Muscles.
- Recognize the characteristics, incidence and prevalence of the most common ankle injuries
- Differentiate between the Ottawa Ankle Rules and the Ottawa Foot Rules and the subsequent appropriate treatment
- Differentiate between grades of ankle injuries and appropriate treatment
- Recognize types of treatments and special tests appropriate for foot/ankle injuries
- Recognize the possible differential diagnoses for “the ankle sprain that will not heal”
- Identify injury candidates for surgical repair and differentiate between types of surgical repair
- Identify appropriate candidates for ankle taping, understand how taping helps treat/prevent and recognize how to tape for different ankle/foot injuries
- Differentiate taping/treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fascia Injuries and Plantar Calcaneal Spur
- Identify exam, treatment, and taping strategies for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test
AdvantageCEUs.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID # 7332. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by the AOTA.