Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain

Online Course: Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain

Become more clinically effective at managing a painful heel

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Presented by:

Helene Simpson

Experienced Physiotherapist and lecturer in treating the ankle-foot complex

1-1.5 hours

Summarising the latest research & evidence

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Plantar heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition and often misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis. The cause of plantar heel pain varies and there is a number of risk factors that can contribute to overloading this area. To manage plantar heel pain we need to consider the differential diagnosis as well as 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.


To understand the causes, risk factors and management strategies of plantar heel pain


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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