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Anatomy and Relevant Structures in Plantar Heel Pain

Online Course: Anatomy and Relevant Structures in Plantar Heel Pain

Which structures are to blame for heel pain?

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Bernice Saban

An experienced physiotherapist working with musculoskeletal problems, specialising in heel pain syndrome and trigger finger

1-1.5 hours

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Plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS) is a poorly understood, complex condition. In order to optimally manage PHPS, it is necessary to examine the underlying anatomical structures and establish the relationship between plantar heel pain (PHP) and the tissues involved. This lecture will explore the muscular, nervous and fascial structures underlying the foot and ankle in relation to the most common theories on PHPS (including plantar fasciitis and calcaneal spurs) and the “new protocol” for the management of PHPS introduced in the previous course.


The purpose of this course is to explore the relationship between various anatomical structures and the common theories of plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS), as well as the new protocol proposed for PHPS.


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

  1. Videos
  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.

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