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

15-17 hours





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

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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, Helene Simpson discusses various foot conditions. She outlines the assessment for each condition and explores 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. The Ageing Foot
  2. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Foot
  3. Lisfranc Injuries
  4. Plantar Plate Injuries
  5. Morton's Neuroma
  6. Physiotherapy after Hallux Valgus Surgery
  7. Hallux Valgus

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.


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 15-17 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 15 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.