Plantar Fasciitis Updated
The purpose of this course is to provide the professional nurse with a better understanding of the role that the plantar fascia plays in walking; and to describe a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The cause of plantar fasciitis, and risks associated with the development of plantar fasciitis will be provided. This foot disorder is common among athletes and a large percentage of people who spend most of their time on their feet.

Course Publication Date: June 26, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:PFU062518
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Pain Management
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the condition known as plantar fasciitis.
  • Identify at least 3 groups of individuals who are affected by plantar fasciitis and explain why they are affected.
  • List different types of therapy used to alleviate problems related to plantar fasciitis.
  • Name 5 stretches which can help relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis.
  • Discuss the plantar fascia and state the dual purposes the plantar fascia performs.
  • State other names used to describe the pain of plantar fasciitis.
  • Differentiate plantar fasciitis from other syndromes/conditions/problems responsible for heel pain.
  • Define calcaneus and explain the relationship it has with the plantar fascia.
  • Differentiate plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis.


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