Online Course
Assessment of Foot Neuropathies
Learn to identify an at-risk foot and help prevent neuropathic ulcer formation

1.5-2 hours





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Diane Merwarth
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Diane is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of practice in the areas of wound management and burn care.

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Neuropathy, foot deformity, and trauma are the most common combination of factors leading to foot neuropathic ulcers. Proper assessment and identification of patients at risk for ulcer formation is vital in wound prevention and complication management. Ongoing and thorough evaluation is critical in managing and preventing diabetic foot ulcers. Prevention of a foot ulcer is more efficient clinically and financially than foot ulcer treatment and closure.

This course discusses recommended guidelines for neuropathy assessment, explores how to identify an “at-risk foot”, and provides an overview of education on foot self-care and ulceration prevention.


This course aims to provide an overview of assessment guidelines for foot neuropathy.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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:

  • identify the three most common causes that interact and lead to foot ulceration and at least three benefits of ongoing assessment of foot neuropathy
  • discuss the nine areas of assessment of the neuropathic “at-risk foot” and the recommended frequency of foot assessments for patients with diabetes
  • list common topics of patient/caregiver education on foot self-care and wound prevention

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
It is very informative and easy to understand- a great course to go through and gain information quickly.
Bianka Trossbach