Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: A Multidisciplinary Approach


About the Course
The purpose of this course is to identify what plantar fasciitis is and what methods we can use to treat it in our clients. We will examine the anatomy of the plantar fascia, its role in the movement of the foot and ankle, and what happens when it becomes inflamed. We will also examine techniques that can be used to treat it when our clients present with either acute or chronic plantar fasciitis, as well as some self-care tools they can use at home.   

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the anatomical structure and function of the plantar fascia.
  • Identify the causes, pathology, and symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
  • Examine methods of treating plantar fasciitis with therapeutic techniques to improve patient outcomes and performance.
  • Discuss self-care practices to educate patients on treating plantar fasciitis.

About the Author 
April Pilz, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in Pennsylvania who specializes in chronic pain management. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2001 and has been in private practice since 2008. April worked as a massage therapist in a variety of settings before becoming a small business owner and solo practitioner.
How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print, which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners. 

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

©2024: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation or circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers. 


Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board.