Presented by Robert Donatelli


Foot Mechanics and Lower Limb Function: An Introduction course will review the anatomy and mechanics of the foot and ankle that pertain to balance, gait and stability. Several different types of lower extremity dysfunctions, including, Patella and Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints, soleus syndrome, and abnormal foot mechanics will be discussed.

Foot orthotic intervention and prescription will be demonstrated in detail. Neuromuscular aspects of foot orthotics will be reviewed, and eccentric strengthening will be demonstrated in lab and developed into rehab protocols.  Evidence based evaluation tools will be developed into and extensive assessment of the foot and ankle.

Finally, implementation of rehabilitation programs individualized according to evaluative findings will be reviewed/discussed and demonstrated in case studies, utilizing the research-based findings discovered through the course.

Learning Outcomes for Foot Mechanics and Lower Limb Function: An Introduction

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the inter-relationship of hip and Foot and ankle in lower leg overuse injuries
  2. Describe normal and abnormal mechanics of the foot and ankle.
  3. Fabricate foot orthotics to treat lower extremity overuse injury and improve balance
  4. Describe the neuromuscular mechanisms of the foot and ankle
  5. Demonstrate 7 tests for the foot and ankle.
  6. Fabrication foot orthotics as an evidenced based treatment to improve balance and reduce injury.

Course Details

Course Length




Required Equipment
Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)

Course Information

Run Time
2 hours

Course Evaluation:


Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate

Certificate of Completion:



Continuing Education State Approvals;

  • New York State Education Board approved for CE hours for PTs and PTAs and that covers the following states due to reciprocity; AL, AZ, AR, DE, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, OR, SC, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY