Online Course
New Protocol for Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome Programme
Using an evidence-based approach to assess and manage patients with plantar heel pain

16-18 hours





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Bernice Saban
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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:

  1. Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome
  2. Risk Factors in Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
  3. Assessment of Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
  4. Treatments for Plantar Heel Pain - A Literature Review
  5. A New Protocol for Plantar Heel Pain
  6. Anatomy and Relevant Structures in Plantar Heel Pain
  7. Other courses in development...

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 16-18 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 16.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that meets that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.

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.