Differential Diagnosis of the Ankle and Foot

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Differential Diagnosis of the Ankle and Foot

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Course detail: Ankle sprains, chronic pain , instabilities, dance injuries, sports injuries of ankle and foot are some of the most common diagnoses of the foot. In addition to these musculoskeletal diagnoses underlying conditions such as cancer, osteomyelitis, stress fractures, to name a few, presents with similar symptomatology which makes it difficult for a clinician to diagnose the real underlying condition.  With the introduction of direct access and privately owned Physiotherapy clinics and telehealth, Physiotherapists play an important role in screening other systems to refer patients to appropriate medical providers. The focus of this course is to differentiate between exclusive musculoskeletal origin or pain secondary to other systemic causes. This aids in providing effective timely treatment to the patient, identifying red flags thus saving time and resources.  

Course Objectives

  • Apply the knowledge MSK evaluation strategies  for ankle-foot joint clinically through identification of musculoskeletal injuries. 
  • Analyze red flags and yellow flags, referral criteria for the physician 
  • Differentiate between systemic and musculoskeletal differential diagnosis in order to identify the need for therapy or refer to the physician or emergency services. 



Audience: Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy students , Physiotherapy assistants , orthopedic nurses, Orthopedic students, Athletic trainers



Course content

videoAnatomy of the ankle and foot Start
videoMSK DD ankle and foot Start
videoMedial and Lateral Ankle Foot Pain Start
videoAnatomy of Ankle and Foot Start
videoMSK DD Ankle and Foot Start
videoMedial and Lateral Ankle Foot Pain Start
videoBonus: CPG Lateral Ligament Ankle Sprain Start
videoFeedback Form Start

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Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Course Instructor

Dr. Rina’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter; many of her courses are highlighted on Physiopedia/ Physio Plus. Her pocket books are now available on Amazon titled-- Orthopedic Assessments made easy

Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia.  Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. 



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