Anatomy of the Lower Limb

by Keith O'Malley-Farrell

Lower Limb Anatomy & Movement

You will learn;

Part 1: Understand in detail the boney structures that comprise the pelvis, femur, patella, tibia, fibula and the foot and how they form; 

  • The Pelvic Girdle
  • The Hip Joint
  • The Knee Joint
  • The Proximal and Distal Tibio-fibular joints
  • The primary joints of the Ankle and in the Foot
  • At each of articulating surfaces, joint capsules and the different characteristics surrounding the synovium of each joint.
  • Learn the names, the structure and function of the ligaments stabilising each of the joints and understanding their positions of most vulnerability to injury.

Part 2: The origins and insertions of each of the muscles that act on the joint segmented by their primary function during a concentric contraction.

  • The structure and function of the arches of the foot
  • You will learn the origins and insertions of each of the muscles listed below;

Hip Extensors

  • Glute Max
  • Semimembranosus
  • Semitendinosis
  • Bicep Femoris

Hip Flexors

  • Psoas Major
  • Illiacus
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Sartorius
  • Tensor Fascia Lata
  • Pectineus

Hip Adductors

  • Adductor Longus
  • Adductor Brevis
  • Adductor Magnus
  • Gracilis
  • Pectineus

Hip Abductors

  • Glute Maximus
  • Glute Medius
  • Glute Minimus
  • Tensor Fascia Lata

Lateral Rotators

  • Piriformis
  • Gemellus Superior
  • Obturator Internus
  • Gemellus Inferior
  • Quadratus Femoris
  • Obturator Externus

Knee Extensors

  • Rectus Femoris
  • Vastus Lateralis
  • Vastus Medialis
  • Vastus Intermedius

Knee Flexion

  • Bicep Femoris
  • Semitendinous
  • Semimembranosis
  • Sartorius
  • Gracilis
  • Popliteus
  • Gastrocnemius

External & Internal Rotation of the Tibia

  • Bicep Femoris
  • Semimembranosis
  • Semitendinosis
  • Sartorius
  • Gracilis

Ankle Plantarflexion & Toe Flexion

  • Gastrocnemius
  • Soleus
  • TIbialis Posterior
  • Flexor Digitorum Longus
  • Flexor Hallucis Longus
  • Flexor Digitorum Brevis
  • Flexor Hallucis Brevis

Ankle Dorsiflexion & Toe Extension

  • TIbialis Anterior
  • Extensor Digitorum Longus
  • Extensor Hallucius Longus
  • Peroneus Tertius
  • Extensor Digitorum Brevis
  • Extensor Hallucius Brevis

Evertors and Invertors of the Foot

  • Peroneus Longus
  • Peroneus Brevis
  • Peroneus Tertius
  • Tibialis Anterior
  • Tibialis Posterior

Lower Limb Anatomy Introduction

An introduction to everything you will learn in this lower limb anatomy of movement workshop! Taught by Keith O'Malley-Farrell

2 The Pelvic Girdle

Starting at the Pelvic Girdle, the area where the lower limb articulates with the appendicular skeleton, or in simple terms, the torso.

3 The Hip Joint

Learn the articulating surfaces, the boney landmarks, the acetabulum of the hip, the labrum of the hip, the hip capsule and it's insertion points, the ligaments of the hip joint and it's special characteristics like it's bursae.

4 The Hip Flexors

Arguably the most important muscles to how to rehabilitate poor posture and back pain, not to mention how to improve strength and power outputs of the glutes and core.

5 - Muscles Acting on the Knee Joint

Learn the anatomical movements of the knee joint, the origins and insertions of the muscles that control those movements.

6 The Knee Joint

Understand the structures surrounding the knee joint that can get injured and give yourself an in-depth understanding of how to rehab for knee injuries, how to fix cartilage problems and how to strengthen after knee ligament tears. Also learn what is the ACL and why does the ACL take so long to recover after injury.

8 Bones and Joints of the Lower Leg and Foot

The structure and function of boney landmarks of the Tibia, Fibula and the bones of the foot. And understand what causes shin splints and what is MTSS.

9 The Talocrural Joint

What is the true ankle joint made up of that gives us the stability and instability and understand why our ankle ligaments are at often injured and how to rehabilitate our ankles after an injury.

10 The Accessory Joints of the Foot

Understand how the biomechanics of the foot move at the Subtalar Joint and the Midtarsal Joint as the foot an ankle impact the ground.

11 Muscles Acting Over the Foot and Ankle

Understanding which muscles make up the calfs and how they cause the ankle to plantarflex and which muscles cause the foot and ankle to Dorsiflex, combined the minute movements that occur further along the distal joints of the foot as a result of the origins and insertions of these muscles

12 Recap & Conclusion

Rewind briefly over everything you have learned so far on your journey to a much deeper understanding of the human body anatomy and movement, in this case with the lower limb.

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Course Info

Mar 24, 2024
All levels
$ 149.00