An experienced physiotherapist working with musculoskeletal problems, specialising in heel pain syndrome and trigger finger
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Plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS) causes suffering and functional impairment in patients. There is, however, quite a bit of confusion and frustration for professionals in their efforts to find a successful therapeutic approach for this syndrome. This programme will introduce you to a new approach for assessment and therapy to achieve positive outcomes in your treatment of patients with PHPS. This protocol is evidence-based, easily applied, and utilises recognised physiotherapy techniques.
The aims of this programme are for the therapist to:
- consider the evidence in the assessment and management of PHPS
- acquire knowledge and skills in the application of the assessment tool
- acquire knowledge and skills to implement the treatment protocol
- learn the specific exercises for patients with PHPS
- develop expertise in building a personal care plan for each patient
- gain an understanding of the anatomical features involved
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome
- Risk Factors in Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
- Assessment of Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
- Treatments for Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
- A New Protocol for Plantar Heel Pain
- Anatomy and Relevant Structures in Plantar Heel Pain
- Other courses in development...
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.