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Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain
Become more clinically effective at managing a painful heel

1-1.5 hours

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Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

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Introduction

Plantar heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition, and it is often misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis. The cause of plantar heel pain varies, and there are a number of risk factors that can contribute to overloading this area. To manage plantar heel pain, we need to consider the differential diagnosis and address all the associated factors. In this course, you will learn from an experienced clinician about plantar heel pain risk factors and how to implement effective evidence-based management.

Aims

This course aims to introduce the learner to the causes, risk factors and management strategies of plantar heel pain.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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.

Practicalities

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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.1 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:

  • list at least two risk factors for developing plantar heel pain
  • identify four causes of plantar heel pain
  • describe the clinical presentation of plantar heel pain
  • plan the assessment and management of a patient with plantar heel pain based on a case study
Featured reviews
A great course for students! I highly recommend it.
NOELLE KELLY
Student
Ireland
Helene's video is great, really enjoyed it!
Conor Barry
Physiotherapist
Ireland
Very useful in my practice, very practical and I can connect well with the case study presented.
Shella Marie Tugonon
Physiotherapist
Philippines
This course is a significant practice changer with minimal time investment for therapists.
Steve Finn
Physiotherapist
United States
Short, informative course with the latest findings explained in an easy to understand way!
Lucinda Hampton
Physiotherapist
Australia

Online Course: Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain

Become more clinically effective at managing a painful heel

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Course instructor:

Helene Simpson

Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

1-1.5 hours
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Participants

Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

Plantar heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition, and it is often misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis. The cause of plantar heel pain varies, and there are a number of risk factors that can contribute to overloading this area. To manage plantar heel pain, we need to consider the differential diagnosis and address all the associated factors. In this course, you will learn from an experienced clinician about plantar heel pain risk factors and how to implement effective evidence-based management.

Aims

This course aims to introduce the learner to the causes, risk factors and management strategies of plantar heel pain.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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.

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