Online Course
Application of the New Protocol for Plantar Heel Pain
Optimise your assessment and treatment of patients with heel pain

1-1.5 hours





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

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Enhancing your management of patients with plantar heel pain starts with an understanding of the “new protocol” for Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome (PHPS). This course explains how to put this knowledge into practice with a step-by-step approach to the assessment and treatment of the patient. The initial focus is on the interview and physical examination to ensure that the important information is gathered from the patient. Following this, the planning of the initial session, as well as the treatment series as a whole, are discussed, thus providing a framework for the optimal management of patients with PHPS.


The purpose of this course is to discuss the application of the “new protocol” for PHPS, including the assessment and planning of treatment sessions.


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.


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 1-1.5 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 1.2 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:

  • discuss the subjective assessment (interview) of a patient with plantar heel pain
  • describe the physical assessment of a patient with plantar heel pain
  • select appropriate functional and clinical measures for reassessing patients with plantar heel pain
  • describe the initial, second and subsequent treatment sessions of a patient with plantar heel pain

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
Great course. Very useful for the assessment, treatment reassessment and management of plantar heel pain syndrome.
Jenny O'Neill
I found this course to be very helpful in the approach to treating patients with PHP. The assessment forms are very useful and the advice on how to progress the treatments was excellent. I would recommend this course!
Paulette Kilkenny