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APTEI: Plantar Heel Pain

APTEI: Plantar Heel Pain

APTEI: Plantar Heel Pain

This course includes
1:48:44 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion

Course Description

This course will enable health care providers to gain a practical knowledge of the possible anatomical & biomechanical factors leading to persistent heel pain and disability.


The course will review a clinically focused approach to the evaluation of persistent plantar heel pain and all the potential differential diagnoses

Based on current studies, the management options reviewed will include

i) Manual therapies … no “plantar fascia stretches” will be taught; as in my humble opinion, plantar fascia can NOT be stretched

ii) Effective muscular and proprioceptive retraining exercises

iii) The role of shoes and insoles

iv) Knowing when there may be a central sensitization component


  • Physical Therapists and all health care providers interested in effective management of plantar heel pain
  • There are NO prerequisites for this course
The instructors
Bahram Jam (he/him)

Bahram is a physiotherapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He's taught 1000+ continuing education courses to healthcare professionals across Canada & internationally.

He has instructed over one thousand post-graduate orthopaedic and pain science courses and has been a guest presenter at several physiotherapy and medical conferences across Canada and internationally.

His primary clinical approach is to identify relevant functional impairments and determine the best self-management strategy to maximize patient independence.

Course Material included in this course
  • Evaluation
  • Lesson 4: Outcome Measures #1-3
  • L4: Handout
  • Lesson 5: Outcome Measures #4-6
  • L5: Handout
  • Lesson 6: Outcome Measures #7-8
  • L6: Handout
  • Feedback on section #2
  • Management
  • Lesson 7: Options #1-3
  • L7: Handout
  • L7:L Video on Self DF Mobulization
  • Lesson 8: Options #4-6
  • L8: Handout
  • L8: Video on Clock Exercises
  • Lesson 9: Options #7-8
  • L9: Handout
  • L9: Video on hip muscle retraining & AERT
  • Lesson 10: Other interventions
  • L10: Handout
  • Feedback on section #3
  • Central Sensitization
  • Lesson 11: Central Sensitization
  • L11: Handout
  • Feedback on section #4
  • Summary
  • Lesson 12: Summary
  • L12: Handout
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