Online Course
Understanding the Foot Programme
Learn about foot conditions and how to manage them

19-21 hours





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Helene Simpson
Course instructor

Helene is an experienced physiotherapist and lecturer who specialises in the ankle-foot complex

Diane Merwarth
Course instructor
Robert Finch
Course instructor
Daphne Xuan
Course instructor
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Foot deformities and other foot conditions are relatively common in individuals of all ages. They can disrupt foot alignment, cause severe pain and sensation abnormalities, and affect walking and functional abilities. These symptoms can lead to decreased physical activity and frailty in older adults. In this programme, the instructors discuss various foot conditions. They outline the assessment for each condition and explore the most effective, evidence-based therapeutic interventions to ensure optimal outcomes.


This programme aims to review age-related and non-age-related changes in the foot. It aims to outline the clinical presentation of different foot disorders and offer insight into their management.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Exploring Foot Anatomy
  2. The Ageing Foot
  3. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Foot
  4. Lisfranc Injuries
  5. Plantar Plate Injuries
  6. Morton's Neuroma
  7. Conservative Management of Hallux Valgus
  8. Physiotherapy after Hallux Valgus Surgery
  9. Hallux Rigidus
  10. Introduction to Foot Neuropathy
  11. Assessment of Foot Neuropathies
  12. Intervention Considerations for Foot Neuropathies

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 19-21 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 19.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Helene Simpson: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Diane Merwarth: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Robert Finch: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Daphne Xuan: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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