Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to lower limb biomechanics and orthotic management

    • Lower limb biomechanics module

  • 2

    Theories in lower limb biomechanics

    • Theories in podiatric biomechanics part 2

    • Theories in lower limb biomechanics survey

    • Theories in lower limb biomechanics part 1

  • 3

    Lower limb alignment and associated injuries

    • Lower limb alignment and associated injuries

    • Lower limb alignment and associated injuries assessment

  • 4

    Intrinsic and extrinsic muscle function of the lower limb

    • Function of the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the foot during gait

    • Intrinsic and extrinsic muscle function of the lower limb assessment

  • 5

    Orthotic management

    • Orthotic management

Enhance your understanding in gait analysis and orthotic management

One to one training available

The lower limb biomechanics course is evidence based and designed to be an informative CPD update for MSK practitioners, whist also meeting the needs of less experienced practitioners wanting to working in the field of biomechanics.


What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the lower limb biomechanics course you will: 

  • Have knowledge of the validity and reliability of the most common used theories (STJ neutral, Tissue stress, Windlass mechanism, and Sagittal plane facilitation) in podiatric biomechanics 
  • Understand the implications of the efficiency in the use of common theories in the assessment and orthotic management of lower limb disorders. 
  • Understand the importance of a dynamic assessment of the lower limb 
  • Understand the importance of muscle function and an integrated approach in the assessment of the lower limb. 
  • Understand the term ‘pronation’, as a symptom or the end product of a variety of lower limb alignments rather than a diagnosis. 
  • Understand the function of the foot and how it may lead to a range of lower limb and back disorders. 
  • Have knowledge of clinical symptoms associated with specific lower limb alignments. 
  •  Have knowledge of appropriate correction with in the orthotic to address each foot type.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the effects of different orthotic material density on foot function. 
  • Understanding of the choice of material for optimum function of the orthotics.
  • Understanding of the appropriate posting for optimum correction.
  • Understanding of the effect of orthotics on frontal and transverse plan motion.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the modification of orthotics to allow the first ray and MTPj to function optimally. 




Embark on a journey to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills in lower limb biomechanics and orthotic management