Helene Simpson

Helene Simpson

Helene Simpson

MSc. and BSc Physiotherapy, Med Hons Sports Science, HDE

Physiotherapist, lecturer

About Helene Simpson

Experienced Physiotherapist and lecturer in treating the ankle-foot complex

Helene Simpson is a registered physiotherapist in South Africa. She developed a special interest in foot and ankle injuries after she volunteered at the sports practice on the University of Cape Town Campus, a practice she later purchased and ran independently. Helene completed her thesis on ankle sprains, has lectured at the University of Stellenbosch, presented at international conferences and has presented her foot and ankle workshop internationally. She was also a contributing author on a book about ankle sprains. She participated as a clinical expert physiotherapist at the Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle, specifically related to the topic of post-operative treatment, in Pittsburgh, USA in 2017, and Dublin 2019.

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Management

Traditionally, operative treatment has been the gold standard for the management of Achilles Tendon rupture. However, over the last decade a significant body of evidence has highlighted successful outcomes with conservative management. In this course, you will learn about the inclusion and exclusion criteria of operative and conservative management and the important stages of managing Achilles Tendon rupture conservatively.
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Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain

Plantar heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition and often misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis. The cause of plantar heel pain varies and there is a number of risk factors that can contribute to overloading this area. To manage plantar heel pain we need to consider the differential diagnosis as well as address all the associated factors. In this course, you will learn from an experienced clinician about plantar heel pain risk factors and how to implement effective evidence based management.
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Physiotherapy after Hallux Valgus Surgery

Hallux valgus is a common condition that causes significant functional disability and foot pain. In cases of severe deformity or failure of conservative treatment, surgical correction is advised. Appropriate physiotherapy management is very important following the correction. Many patients go through the operation with high expectations of recovery and they are often faced with some challenges that we can help them to overcome when they start their physiotherapy treatment. This course discusses the post-operative management of hallux valgus and the key principles to successful rehabilitation
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