Joint assessing the lower limb
This course is designed to be taken alongside our face to face course.
This is a short additional CPD video resource, designed to to supplement the face to face 1-day course that we run.
The aim of the courses aim is for you to know how to thoroughly assess the joints of the lower limb, enabling a more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
These have not been designed as standalone training modules.
Assessing joints of the lower limb involves evaluating the structures and functions of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot joints. Assessments include a thorough medical history and physical examination, including observation, palpation, range of motion testing, and special tests.
During the assessment, you will evaluate the strength, stability, and flexibility of the lower limb joints, as well as check for any signs of inflammation, injury, or degeneration.
You can assess the patient’s gait and posture to identify any abnormalities that may be contributing to joint pain or dysfunction.
Treatment may involve a combination of physical therapy, medication, and / or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s overall health and goals.
About the tutor
Alison Martin commenced on her osteopathic journey as a mature student after witnessing the results of osteopathic treatment on an injured race horse.
After graduation from the British School of Osteopathy, and registering with the General Osteopathic Council, she worked with a variety of senior tutors in general family practice until opening her own very successful practice in Longfield, Kent.
She has since become a committed member of the multi-disciplinary team treating pre and post match sports injuries at New Ash Green Rugby and Football Clubs. She has a special interest in visceral, cranial and structural osteopathic treatments and philosophies.
Areas of expertise
- Sports injuries
- Pain management
- The General Osteopathic Council