Online Course
Paediatric Conditions of the Foot
Gain knowledge of non-surgical treatment options for common paediatric foot deformities including clubfoot

1-1.5 hours





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Krista Eskay
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Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher

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The human foot can function as a literal connection to the world and the terminal part of our kinetic chain. It provides both stability and mobility, allows us to interact with our peers, and provides freedom of movement. When an infant is born with a foot deformity, it can be both upsetting and worrisome to their parents and caregivers. Foot deformities occur in approximately 4% of infants, with clubfoot being the most common. Fortunately, many common foot deformities can be treated non-surgically or monitored by a skilled professional as the child “grows out” of the condition.

This course discusses the clinical presentation, assessment, and basic treatment interventions of common paediatric foot conditions seen by rehabilitation professionals. It also touches on when to refer to medical specialists and the role rehabilitation professionals can play in both the treatment and support of the patient and their family.


This course aims to provide rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of three common paediatric foot conditions and introduce basic assessment and treatment interventions.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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.


  • 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 1-1.5 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 - 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 1.1 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:

  • discuss the key concepts and clinical applications of the assessment and treatment of metatarsus adductus in the paediatric population
  • discuss the key concepts and clinical applications of the assessment and treatment of pes planus in the paediatric population
  • discuss the key concepts and clinical applications of the assessment and treatment of clubfoot in the paediatric population

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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