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Understanding Your Pedorthist Exam Results

January 2019


Patient Evaluation

If you received your test results for the Pedorthist Written exam only to learn that you did not pass the exam, the following information may help you focus your study for retaking the exam. Your test results notice indicates your score in each Content Domain along with the maximum score in each area. We recommend that you focus your exam study on those Content Domains where you performed the weakest. Below, along with a description of the Content Domain, are sample questions to help you determine the types of questions that you may have missed.

Patient Evaluation

Take a comprehensive patient history, including previous use of a pedorthic device, diagnosis, work history, avocational activities, signs and symptoms and medical history. Perform a diagnosis-specific functional clinical examination of sensory function, range of motion, joint stability and skin integrity. Utilize knowledge of anatomy, muscle functions, normal gait parameters, pathologies and disease processes to guide assessment. Refer patient to other health care providers for intervention beyond pedorthic scope of practice.

The functions of the peroneus longus muscle are:

1. Plantar flexion and inversion

2. Plantar flexion and eversion

3. Dorsiflexion and inversion

4. Dorsiflexion and eversion

The distal aspect of the tibia articulates with the:

1. Calcaneus and fibula

2. Calcaneus and talus

3. Talus and fibula

4. Talus and navicular

The cuboid bone is located on the:

1. medial aspect of the foot

2. lateral aspect of the foot

3. dorsal aspect of the foot

4. plantar aspect of the foot

The plantar aponeurosis extends distally to the:

1. metatarsal heads

2. shafts of the metatarsal bones

3. midtarsal joints

4. proximal phalanges

At initial contact the body weight line is:

1. Anterior to the ankle and posterior to the knee

2. Posterior to the ankle and posterior to the knee

3. Posterior to the ankle and anterior to the knee

4. Anterior to the ankle and anterior to the knee

A gait disturbance characterized by ambulating on the heels due to weakness of the calf muscles is called:

1. Calcaneal gait

2. Equinus gait

3. Steppage gait

4. Ataxic gait

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is also referred to as:

1. Haglund’s deformity

2. Skew foot

3. Club foot

4. Charcot deformity