Physical therapists use special tests of the foot and ankle to provide additional information to assess the patient's pathology. Special tests can help determine if an injury is a strain, tear, or fracture. This skill builder allows you to quickly select and review how to administer common special tests of the foot and ankle. Guidelines for interpreting outcomes are provided.
Section 1: Skill Builder: Special Tests for the Foot/Ankle
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Kristen graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an Orthopedic and Manual Therapy Residency through Evidence in Motion in 2014. She has worked primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting and her clinical experience includes the treatment of patients with vestibular disorders, post-concussion syndrome, complex hypermobility disorders, and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.
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