presented by Alexis Wright
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Alexis Wright, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Alexis Wright is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University. Dr. Wright is a clinical researcher, educator, and practicing physical therapist whose passions include refining and improving the patient examination and treatment process used in everyday physical therapist practice. Dr. Wright received her BS in…Read full bio
1. Introduction of the Foot and Ankle/Prevalence and Incidence
Define Foot and/or Ankle pain. Gain an understanding of foot and ankle related pain patterns.
2. Patient History and Outcomes Measures
Discuss key components of patient history during a foot and ankle examination. Discuss the “best” forms of self reported patient reported outcome measures for foot and ankle pain and function. Discuss reported Minimally Clinical Important Difference scores for self reported outcome measures related to the foot and ankle.
Recognize selected observations that may be associated with disease processes.
4. Triage and Screening
Identify the best tests used to diagnose red flag conditions of the foot and ankle. Compare and contract different tests used for differential diagnosis. Identify structural screening tests to rule out competing diagnoses.
5. Movement Assessment/Motion Testing
Understand the nature of the patient’s condition. Identify the concordant sign reproductive of the patient’s signs/symptoms. Perform functional testing, active and passive physiological and passive accessory movement examination.
6. Palpation and Manual Muscle Testing
Perform an appropriate palpatory examination. Perform an appropriate strength and endurance examination.
7. Special Testing
Understand the language of diagnostic accuracy. Identify the most diagnostic foot and ankle oriented special tests. Apply the tests to the appropriate diagnoses.
8. Physical Performance Measures
Understand the different constructs of function. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of self report measures and the need for physical performance measures of function. Identify the best physical performance measures by condition