Differential Diagnosis of the Ankle and Foot

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Duration 1 h 31 m 17 s

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£ 30
Differential Diagnosis of the Ankle and Foot

About Course

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. 


Unlock the expertise you need to excel in ankle and foot physiotherapy with our comprehensive course. Learn to apply advanced musculoskeletal evaluation strategies to pinpoint and assess injuries effectively. Discover how to identify red flags, yellow flags, and physician referral criteria, ensuring safe and informed patient management. Gain the skills to differentiate between systemic and musculoskeletal diagnoses, enabling precise therapeutic interventions or referrals to physicians or emergency services when necessary. Elevate your physiotherapy practice in ankle and foot care with our specialized training.

Course Objectives

 1.       Demonstrate the practical application of musculoskeletal evaluation strategies specific to the ankle-foot joint to identify and assess musculoskeletal injuries effectively.

 2.      Evaluate red flags, yellow flags, and physician referral criteria to make informed clinical decisions for patients with ankle and foot conditions, ensuring patient safety and proper management. 

3.      Distinguish between systemic and musculoskeletal differential diagnoses, enabling the accurate identification of therapeutic needs or appropriate referrals to physicians or emergency services in ankle and foot cases.


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



Course content

videoAnatomy of the ankle and foot27 m 19 s Start
videoMSK DD ankle and foot11 m 45 s Start
videoMedial and Lateral Ankle Foot Pain34 m 27 s 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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