Calf, Ankle, Foot

Billed once per year until cancelled

Day 1: Anatomy, History-taking, and Physical Exam

Clinical anatomy

  • Bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints
  • Kinematic chains and the jing-jin ("sinew" or myofascial tracts)

History-taking for the calf, ankle, foot: key diagnostic questions

  • Identifying/ruling out urgent/serious medical conditions: spinal referred pain; fractures; joint derangement and instability; arterial compression, venous thromboses; complex regional pain and compartment syndromes
  • Identifying intra- vs. extra-articular vs. neuropathic conditions
  • Identifying contributing factors, muscle imbalances and motion dysfunctions

Physical exam of the calf, ankle and foot (live class only)

  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Gait analysis
  • Active range-of-motion: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Passive range-of-motion/joint stress tests
  • Manual strength testing
  • Sensory testing
  • Special ortho-neuro tests
  • Documentation of findings

Day 2: Diagnosis, Pattern Identification, and Treatment


  • Gastroc/soleus strains
  • Achilles, tibialis anterior, peroneal, and toe extensor tendinitis and nodular tendinosus
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction
  • Medial tibial stress (“shin splints”) syndrome

Ankle joint

  • Ankle sprains
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Chronic ankle instability: ATF, PTF, and CF ligamentous laxity
  • Post-surgical adhesive capsulitis
  • Degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


  • Acute sprains/strains
  • Plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia
  • Turf toe and sesamoiditis

Peripheral neuropathies

  • Peroneal neuropathy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Morton’s neuritis and neuromas
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome

Treatment modalities include:

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