Online Course
Orthotic Design for Foot Pathologies
Understand the orthotic management of common foot conditions

1.5-2 hours





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Donna Fisher
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Donna enjoys opportunities to educate and teach and has extensive knowledge and experience in Prosthetics and Orthotics

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"Foot orthosis is more of an art than a science, and it is surprising that this model has gone unchanged for so long" - Dr Root.

Many conditions can affect the foot and ankle, and each condition can have differing presentations. This means that there is no single solution when creating a foot orthotic. First, it is essential to gain a clear picture of the client's foot and any associated conditions. After this assessment, the overall goal of orthotic design is to create a device that eliminates or reduces a client's pain and ensures that their foot is functional. This course introduces orthotic design for the foot and outlines how orthotics can be used to help achieve these goals.


The aim of this course is to discuss common conditions related to the foot and explore how an orthosis can correct or support the foot.


This course is made up of a video, 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 rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, 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 1.5 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:

  • identify four commonly used orthotic devices
  • discuss common foot pathologies
  • choose an appropriate orthotic management strategy for common foot pathologies

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Donna Fisher: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
The course is genuinely inspiring and enriching. I would recommend it owing to the profoundness of knowledge it provides!
Lakshmanan Kumaresan
United Kingdom
It is an excellent course where I could review all anatomy and learn new things, like the Windlass test and Morton neuroma test, which I will continue in my practice. Thanks, Physioplus!
Bhatta Krishna Raj
I would encourage any physical rehabilitation practitioners to take this course. It has a lot of insights and solutions when dealing the complex foot problems.
Walter Tuni