Online Course
Intervention Considerations for Foot Neuropathies
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure for the neuropathic foot

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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Foot ulcers related to diabetic neuropathy are a leading cause of hospitalisation, amputation, disability, and healthcare burden. Diabetic foot ulcers that are not appropriately offloaded are more likely to become "non-healing", develop infection and require hospitalisation and amputation. Knowledge of how proper footwear and offloading can aid foot ulcer prevention and healing are important components of care plans for patients with peripheral neuropathy. This course overviews footwear, offloading, and patient education for individuals with foot neuropathy.


This course aims to provide an overview of non-invasive interventions 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 1.3 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 how appropriate footwear and offloading can be utilised in the management of the neuropathic foot
  • describe the most common rehabilitation interventions used in the treatment of patients with foot neuropathies
  • identify at least three education topics for peripheral neuropathy and two strategies to improve retention of information

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.