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Treatments for Plantar Heel Pain – A Literature Review

Online Course: Treatments for Plantar Heel Pain – A Literature Review

Identify the most effective management strategies for plantar heel pain syndrome

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Course instructor:

Bernice Saban

An experienced physiotherapist working with musculoskeletal problems, specialising in heel pain syndrome and trigger finger

1-1.5 hours

Summarising the latest research & evidence

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Plantar heel pain (PHP) is generally considered a self-limiting condition for most individuals. However, up to 20 percent of individuals continue to experience PHP for more than a year. Because the aetiology of PHP is still not well understood, there is uncertainty about how to manage this condition effectively. Various interventions have been proposed for PHP, but they lack the support of high-quality evidence. Clinicians are, therefore, left with a variety of treatment options, but no clear guidance on the optimal management of plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS). This course is the final literature review in the series on PHPS, and it discusses the evidence for various PHPS treatments.


The aim of this course is to analyse the available literature in order to identify effective treatment options for PHPS.


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.

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