presented by Todd Davenport
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Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS
Todd serves as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Todd is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s DPT…Read full bio
1. Interventions for Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
This chapter will review therapeutic exercise applications for people with heel pain/plantar fasciitis. Physical therapists, as human movement specialists, use exercise and activity as their chief form of intervention. The ability for physical therapists to plan and progress an exercise program for people with heel pain/plantar fasciitis will be critical for the best possible patient outcomes.
2. Other Interventions
A number of other interventions can be added to a manual therapy and exercise regimen to confer additional clinical benefit. The purpose of this section is to discuss strategies for providing other interventions that have a high likelihood of contributing to beneficial patient outcomes, specifically, selected physical agents, taping, foot orthoses, footwear, and education/counseling.
3. Applying this CPG to a Patient Case
The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate the application of the CPG to a specific patient’s case, in order to provide a comprehensive example of how the course content can be utilized.