Foot and Ankle Examination in Physical Therapy

Foot and ankle examination: Gait Analysis: For foot and ankle examination observe the patient’s gait, both barefoot and with shoes. Assess the normal heel-to-toe pattern and stride length, rhythm, the posture of the longitudinal arch and weight-bearing on both feet. Note any pain, stiffness and weakness.  Pulses (leg circulation): Palpate the posterior tibial and dorsalis pedis pulses to establish the state …

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