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Foot & Ankle Anatomy

Approved for CEUs with ACE (0.6), AFAA (7.0), and NASM (0.7)

Learn the anatomy of the foot and ankle and the pivotal role they play in balance, posture and chronic issues.

This course was created for the health and fitness professional working with clients of all ages and fitness levels who is searching for a practical resource for learning the functional anatomy of the foot and ankle complex. More importantly, the health and fitness professional will be able to incorporate the practical lessons directly into their client’s training programs to improve posture, movement, and performance.

The webinar series provides a detailed anatomical review of the muscles and bony landmarks of the ankle and foot complex. Using creative visuals, the functional anatomy, biomechanics and motor control of the ankle-foot complex muscles are explained. This unique product also provides real-world strategies for addressing the most common causes of chronic tightness, discomfort, and compensated posture and movement patterns associated with suboptimal function of the ankle and foot complex.

In this course, users will receive assessment techniques and exercise strategies and progressions related to the ankle and foot complex. S/he will discover practical information that can be immediately applied within their programs to address client’s chronic ankle-foot driven posture and movement issues.

Developing and maintaining optimal ankle and foot function is critical to posture, standing, balancing, walking, running, and essentially most activities of daily living.  The key is knowing which strategies are appropriate for your client’s specific needs.  Understanding and applying key assessments and the most appropriate corrective exercise techniques that will be discussed in this series will have a dramatically positive impact on how clients feel and move their body.

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

  • Identify the origin, insertion, and action of the primary muscles of the ankle and foot complex.
  • Discuss the impact of posture and movement on the ankle and foot complex.
  • Introduce corrective exercises and progressions to your clients to address common causes of chronic ankle and foot issues including bunions, sprain/strains, and plantar fascitis.
  • Gain an introduction to the Integrative Movement SystemTM and discover how to best assess the ankle and foot complex, utilize the most appropriate corrective exercise strategies, and then integrate into functional movement & exercise patterns.
  • Create both short and long-term improvement in balance using simple, yet effective corrective exercises
  • Apply safe strengthening strategies to help your clients successfully accomplish their health and fitness goals.

Muscles covered in this module include:

  • Anterior tibialis
  • Posterior tibialis
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • Abductor hallucis and Abductor Digiti Minimi
  • Peroneals

Series Includes:

Anatomy Prep

Spend 30+ minutes reviewing the bony landmarks of the knee and the directional terms and spatial planes used in anatomy discussion. 


Episode 1: 
Tibialis Anterior & Peroneus Longus

  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Discussion of extrinsic and intrinsic muscles, closed- and open-chain actions, myofascial sling system, and the foot tripod.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessments for Ankle and Foot - Single Leg Stance
  • Safe myofascial release
  • Corrective exercises: Peroneal Activation and Heel Raises (and common errors).
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 2: 
Abductor Hallucis and Adductor Hallucis

  • History of humans, balance, and shoes.
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Review of Deep Stabilization System of foot
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessments: Static Position of Foot - weight bearing and non-weight bearing, SIngle Leg Stance and Spread Toes.
  • Self-myofascial release of Abductor Hallucis and Adductor Hallucis
  • Corrective Exercises: Abductor Hallucis Activation and Flexor Hallucis Brevis exercise
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 3:
Tibialis Posterior and Soleus 

  • Gait and how it is affected by the ankle and foot
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Slow Walking - watch from front and side; Mini Single Leg Stance 
  • Safe myofascial release of the muscle group
  • Corrective exercise review: Tibialis Posterior Activation, Heel Raise Progression, and Split Stance with Plantar Flexion
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 4: 
Long Toe Flexors and Short Toe Flexors 

  • Review of gait, pronation and supination, three arches of the foot, and flat feet
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessment techniques: Visual evaluation of foot arches while standing and during a squat
  • Self-myofascial release of Long Toe Extensors
  • Corrective exercise demonstrations - Long Toe Flexion, Short Toe Flexion, Step Outs
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

If you’re ready to have fun learning anatomy and, more importantly, be able to apply it to your most challenging clients to improve how they move, how they feel, and how they perform, then click on the link below.


30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason you are unhappy with the program and feel it truly does not serve you or your clients in any way just email us at [email protected]  within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund your payment in full.  We will likely ask for feedback.  Creating the products to best serve our customers is our top priority.

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