CATEGORY: Prolotherapy Education

Module 5: The Ankle

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Module 5: The Ankle

The Ankle module gives you an overview of the
ankle, and includes detailed discussions, videos, and links to more information
for the physical examination, relevant history, referred pain, landmarking and
injections, and a special episode on taping the ankle.

This module is very important to understanding
both the structure and key elements of the ankle, as well as the important
relationship between the ankle and the foot.

Dr. Ravin brings to bear his considerable
experience in successfully treating thousands of patients, combining
instruction with graphics, animations, slides, links, and other media to enable
you to learn the skills necessary to successfully treat patients using

This will be helpful to you, in that it will
allow you to add another dimension to your practice of musculoskeletal

CME Credits: 3.25

Module Topics

  • Introduction 
  • Anatomy
  • History
  • Referred Pain
  • Physical Examination
  • Landmarking and Injections
  • Taping and Manipulation

power of getting to the point is that in many instances, you will be treating a
very small area that’s been injured. This module shows you how to consistently
get your needle to the injured site–quickly, accurately, and effectively.

It is essential to gather these fundamental
skills, which include the scientific background for how it works, the ability
to take good histories, administer directed physical examinations, derive a
good differential diagnosis, identify and spot landmarks, and target your

All of these are techniques that you will
learn throughout this module.

Course Information

Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D. has been a practicing
prolotherapist for nearly 30 years, and has been teaching prolotherapy to
medical professionals since the early 1990’s. Dr. Ravin has trained hundreds of
professionals, using the experience he has gained from successfully treating
thousands of patients. Dr. Ravin’s text, Principles of Prolotherapy, written
with Dr. Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. and Dr. George J. Pasquarello, D.O., is a
best-seller, and is widely considered to be the most comprehensive text
covering all aspects of prolotherapy.