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Orthopedic Examination and Joint Mobilization of the Ankle and Foot - PT73

Orthopedic Examination and Joint Mobilization of the Ankle and Foot

by Dawn T. Gulick, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


There are more than 31 orthopedic tests for examination of the ankle and foot. As a clinician, it is crucial to know the most appropriate tests and statistical values that influence each test’s ability to be used as a screening technique versus a diagnostic tool. Once the diagnosis is determined, the clinician must choose the most suitable joint mobilization technique to restore proper arthrokinematics.


The goal of this orthopedic examination continuing education program is to provide physical therapists with information about the orthopedic examination and joint mobilization techniques of the ankle. After studying the information here, you should be able to:
  • Describe the clinical decision process of ruling out a fracture of the ankle and foot
  • Identify at least four tests that can be used to differentiate a lateral ankle sprain from a syndesmotic sprain
  • Identify at least four mobilization techniques that can be used to increase mobility of the ankle/foot

Approval Information
This course is designed for physical therapists.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 17S5318 for 05/01/17 to 05/01/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE17-601160 for 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017; CE18-601160 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2017-190 for 05/04/17 to 05/03/18); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE012219 for 06/25/17 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 06/01/17 to 06/01/21.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/22/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2020


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Margaret B - Deer Park , TX  ·  Jun 06, 2018
very informative and in depth course
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Almario Alexis G. O - Jacksonville, FL  ·  May 29, 2018
Very informative course especially with special test!
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Raychal R - Saltillo, MS  ·  May 22, 2018
Great! very thorough
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Allen N - Irvine , CA  ·  May 21, 2018
Great review, incorporating video would be great
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Raymond W - San Diego, CA  ·  Apr 28, 2018
Well presented good review
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Price: $19.00
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