Online Course
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Foot
Appreciate the challenges of CRPS and incorporate the best available interventions into your practice

1-1.5 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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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the foot is a painful condition with many contributing factors. It affects adults, children and adolescents, but risk factors in all groups differ. However, for every patient, a successful outcome depends on an early diagnosis and a comprehensive management approach. In this course, Helene Simpson presents general principles for the effective management of CRPS and provides examples of therapeutic interventions to ensure optimal outcomes.


This course aims to introduce management principles for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the foot.


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 1-1.5 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:

  • explain the pathophysiology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • discuss diagnostic criteria and the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome classification system
  • describe the clinical presentation of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the foot
  • choose appropriate rehabilitation interventions based on case examples related to Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in the foot

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
This topic is not too often dealt with, compared to other issues, such as plantar heel or forefoot pain. However, this is a very informative and helpful course, with so much detail and practical advice included. With excellent resources to reflect on and have in future practice. Thank you so much! another excellent, well-presented course.
Lara Grundman
South Africa