TO EARN TWO PCE CREDITS:
- Read the article on pages 82–93.
- Complete the examination.
- Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.
The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “Compensatory Midfoot Dorsiflexion in the Individual with Heelcord Tightness: Implications for Orthotic Device Designs“ by M. Ann Karas, MA, PT, NCS, and David J. Hoy, BS, CPO.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Describe the anatomy of the ankle foot complex.
- Identify the accepted methods of measuring ankle dorsiflexion using a goniometer or a torque controlled measurement device.
- Identify the role of dorsiflexion during walking.
- List orthotic devices that can manage the individual with limited soft tissue mobility at the ankle.
- List methods for creating a contoured footplate that helps to prevent compensatory midfoot dorsiflexion.
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Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and above and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20/AAOP members, $40/nonmembers) to: AAOP, P.O. Box 18046, Merrifield, VA 22118-0046. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.
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