Online Course
Achilles Tendon Rupture Management
How to use a conservative approach to treat achilles tendon rupture

1.5-2 hours





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Helene Simpson
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Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

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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.


The course aims to discuss the conservative management of Achilles Tendon rupture with an emphasis on early rehabilitation treatment.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • correctly select at least 6 factors associated with Achilles tendon rupture
  • identify 3 injury mechanisms of Achilles tendon rupture
  • list at least 5 signs and symptoms of Achilles tendon rupture
  • plan the examination and the conservative management of Achilles tendon rupture

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Plus by Physiopedia is an excellent source of learning. It helps me to pass my clinical exams on the first attempt.
I found the course very useful in helping to guide my practice in deciding between conservative and surgical management of Achilles ruptures
James Sheerin
Excellent rehab protocol and reasoning behind it!
Kim Field
United Kingdom
I found this course useful for revision and appreciated learning the benefits of conservative management in acute Achilles tendon ruptures.
Anne MacIntosh
Very interesting and engaging course. It has given me a good insight into the management of the Achilles Tendon. I am very much looking forward to completing similar modules and courses around this area!
Hollie sherwin
United Kingdom
Going through numerous articles and videos provided by Physioplus has helped me to be a better physiotherapist overall. I sincerely thank all the members of the Physioplus team for this opportunity to learn.
This was the first online Physioplus course I have done. It was really interesting and informative, giving new research advice to go through at leisure and put into practice when needed. In these trying times when it is nearly impossible to get onto any courses, this is a breath of fresh air.
Robert Macfadzean
United Kingdom