Reminding Patients About Soleus Muscle Stretching To Help Counteract Plantar Fasciitis

An American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Podiatric Practice Survey of nearly 3,000 podiatrists found that plantar fasciitis/heel pain was the most commonly treated condition.1 A longtime hypothesis is that reduced ankle dorsiflexion is the most important risk factor for the development of plantar fasciitis.2 Decreased ankle dorsiflexion secondary to a tight Achilles tendon may lead to compensatory pronation of the foot, which can contribute to plantar fasciitis.3

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Scope Of Practice Update: Where Things Stand

PT1211Cover1 Scope Of Practice Update: Where Things Stand

Even as the APMA continues its efforts to establish a uniform scope of practice for podiatrists, battles continue over how much of the lower extremity podiatrists are allowed to treat. This author speaks to various podiatrists about scope of practice developments in Texas, South Carolina, New York and across the country.

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"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.

"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.

"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.

"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.