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ICF Best Practice Recommendations: Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

presented by Todd Davenport

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Heel pain is a painful injury that commonly results in prolonged and severe disability. Heel pain is the subject of a growing scientific literature, but the accumulation of studies is so fast that it is difficult for the busy physical therapist to keep up and engage in leading-edge evidence based practice. This course provides an overview of the clinical practice guideline for heel pain/plantar fasciitis. Specific practical approaches and pearls will be highlighted, in order to help the learner integrate best practice recommendations from the clinical practice guideline.

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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…

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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.

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This course is part of our OCS Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge OCS Prep-Program.

Heel pain is a painful injury that commonly results in prolonged and severe disability. While heel pain is the subject of a growing scientific literature, the accumulation of studies is so fast that it is difficult for the busy physical therapist to keep up and engage in leading-edge evidence based practice. This course provides recommended interventions based on the clinical practice guidelines for heel pain/plantar fasciitis and applies the interventions through a patient case scenario. Specific practical approaches and pearls will be highlighted, in order to help the learner integrate best practice recommendations from the clinical practice guideline.

Be sure to watch the first part of this two-part course: ICF Clinical Practice Guidelines: Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

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