Online Course: Plantar Heel Pain Summary and Practical Demonstrations
A comprehensive summary of heel pain with practical demonstrations
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Plantar heel pain (PHP) is a complex and multifactorial condition with many factors proposed to be associated with it. With the aetiology of PHP still poorly understood, it is shrouded in uncertainty regarding its optimal management. Subsequently, many questions arose during this series on PHP, which can now be answered based on the literature discussed during this series. This final course in the programme on PHP will answer the questions raised while also providing practical demonstrations on the assessment and treatment techniques described in the “new protocol”.
The purpose of this course is to answer typical questions raised about PHP and to provide practical demonstrations of the techniques used in the “new protocol”.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Plantar Heel Pain Conclusions
- Practical Demonstrations
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.
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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss commonly debated questions about plantar heel pain based on the literature
- discuss three assessment techniques used for plantar heel pain
- describe the execution of the treatment techniques used in the “new protocol” for plantar heel pain
Physiotherapist, United States
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Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
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