Plantar Heel and Foot Pain | Online Courses with Helene Simpson

Three brand new foot and ankle courses are available on Physioplus now.

The foot and ankle are complex structures that can appear overwhelming in clinical practice. Often an onwards referral to a podiatrist or orthoptrist is the outcome of assessments but what if you could learn how to manage the basics in a confident and efficient manner? Now you can with brand new plantar heel and foot pain courses on Physioplus.

Courses & Presenter

These three courses have been created and presented by Helene Simpson, an experience clinician and lecturer in all things foot and ankle. Helene is well known in the southern hemisphere as an expert and has presented at numerous international conferences and lectures on the topic. Helene has created 3 expert led courses for you to complete to further your knowledge and enhance your clinical practice.

Introduction to Plantar Heel Pain
Plantar heel pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition and often misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis. The cause of plantar heel pain varies and there is a number of risk factors that can contribute to overloading this area. To manage plantar heel pain we need to consider the differential diagnosis as well as address all the associated factors. In this course, you will learn from an experienced clinician about plantar heel pain risk factors and how to implement effective evidence based management.

Become More Clinically Effective at Managing Heel Pain

Physiotherapy after Hallux Valgus Surgery
Hallux valgus is a common condition that causes significant functional disability and foot pain. In cases of severe deformity or failure of conservative treatment, surgical correction is advised. Appropriate physiotherapy management is very important following the correction. Many patients go through the operation with high expectations of recovery and they are often faced with some challenges that we can help them to overcome when they start their physiotherapy treatment. This course discusses the post-operative management of hallux valgus and the key principles to successful rehabilitation

Key Principles to Improve Your Practice

Achilles Tendon Rupture Management
Traditionally, operative treatment has been the gold standard for the management of Achilles Tendon rupture. However, over the last decade a significant body of evidence has highlighted successful outcomes with conservative management. In this course, you will learn about the inclusion and exclusion criteria of operative and conservative management and the important stages of managing Achilles Tendon rupture conservatively.

Maximise Your Knowledge of TA Rupture