The organized actions of the foot and ankle complex is often overlooked and misunderstood in the health-fitness industry. This adaptive lever plays a role in every upright action from human locomotion to squats and lunges. With the advancement of the fitness industry and expanding role of the fitness professional there is greater likelihood of encountering a client with foot pathology or foot compensations. To remain competitive among your colleagues and to achieve the best results with your clients, it is imperative to gain an understanding of the role the foot and ankle play in creating and modifying fitness programs. This course contains pictures and videos to help you understand biomechanics, assess foot conditions, and better understand how the foot and ankle play a role in every step you take.
Education Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
- 0.3 Action Personal Trainer Certification
- 3.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- 0.3 American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
- 1.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
- 0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
- 3.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
- 3.0 YMCA
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss 6 foot facts and information about feet pertinent to health-fitness professionals.
- Describe biomechanical imbalances and explain corrective exercise for three Case Studies.
- Identify 9 bones associated with the 3 parts of the ankle/foot.
- Identify three joints associated with the ankle/foot and explain function and movement/ triplanar movement at these joints.
- Identify and explain the basic function of 10 extrinsic muscles found in the 4 compartments of the foot/ankle.
- Identify and explain the basic function of 9 intrinsic muscles of the foot/ankle.
- Describe movement in 4 planes and 3 axes relevant to the foot/ankle.
- Discuss how deviations from functional norms contributes to 4 foot types and explain how they are responsible for a variety of proximal biomechanical imbalances affecting the knee, hip and lower back.
- Describe a closed chain and open chain assessment for the foot/ankle.
- Discuss conditions associated with foot posture as associated to knee and hip pain.
- Identify and discuss 2 types of limb length discrepancy.
- Explain corrective exercise for the pes planus and pes cavus foot types.
- Identify 9 pathological considerations related to foot structure and biomechanics and discuss fitness considerations for each.