Musculoskeletal Knee, Leg, Ankle and Foot Pain Management in Primary Care

Thursday 26th January 2012 (09:00-17:00)
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Course Summary

A systematic approach for the examination and management of musculoskeletal Lower Limb Pain which is achievable within the time-limited nature of Primary Care consultations. Topics covered on this interactive course include:

  • Knee Anatomy revision and surface marking 
  • Acute onset knee pain 
  • Insidious onset knee pain 
  • Knee examination techniques and special tests 
  • Management of knee problems 
  • Ankle and foot anatomy and surface marking 
  • Foot and ankle conditions 
  • Ankle and foot examination techniques and special tests 
  • Management of foot and ankle problems


Learning Objectives

The course is designed to develop the skills to manage Knee, Leg, Foot and Ankle pain of a musculoskeletal cause so that participants are able to:

Within a time limited consultation:

  • Take a concise and relevant history
  • Conduct a quick and slick examination
  • Make an appropriate diagnosis and/or treatment plan.


  • Deliver appropriate primary care management within one (or over a series of) 10 minute consultation(s) AND/OR make a timely onward referral to other agencies.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at Primary Care clinicians including, but not limited to GPVTs, AiTs, First5 and returners to practice. It will serve as a concise revision for more experienced clinicians.

Course Details

One Day

Centre for Professional Development, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Is this course accredited?

£150.00 per person
Fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day

How to apply
For further information, please contact David Oram or Kirstie McAra in the Centre for Professional Development

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8606 / 8607

Register for this course using a credit/debit card at our online shop