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Plantar heel pain (PHP) is one of the most common foot pain conditions treated by clinicians. A range of terms have been used over the last 300 years to describe pain experienced under the plantar aspect of the heel. These terms all focus on specific pathologies even though the underlying pathology of PHP remains largely unknown. In this course, the first in a series of courses on Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome, Bernice Saban discusses the various terms used to describe PHP before exploring the prevalence, location and behaviour of PHP.
The aim of this course is to increase your knowledge about the description, prevalence, location and behaviour of plantar heel pain.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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 hour 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 0.8 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 the terminology used for pain under the heel
- describe the anatomy and function of the heel
- describe the prevalence and aetiology of plantar heel pain
- discuss the location and behaviour of plantar heel pain
Doctor of Medicine, Madagascar
I am a doctor working at a rehabilitation centre in Madagascar. When I studied medicine, there weren't courses in physical rehabilitation medicine specialisation. So I am looking forward to improving my knowledge on this platform. I have patients with plantar heel pain syndrome. This course is full of interesting facts and I am happy to improve my practical treatment of plantar heel pain syndrome
Nice review for clinicians that have difficulty travelling for courses and continuing education. It is user friendly and reasonably priced
Claron O' Neale
This is only an introduction and it already gives the participant enough knowledge to challenge commonly held beliefs and leaves the participant eager to learn more.