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.
- 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