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The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ revised guidelines for heel pain treatment reflect lower extremity healthcare’s increasing focus on evidence-based medicine, including hundreds of references as well as helpful diagrams. But clinical experience is still essential to the therapeutic process. By Cary Groner
Most studies of kicking in soccer have focused on the kicking leg. But the biomechanics of the plant leg, which often functions at odd and unexpected angles, may have greater implications for injury.
By Sarah E. Clagg, DPT, Angela R Warnock, MPT, and James S. Thomas, PT, PhD
Qualifying for the Olympic Games or the Paralympics is about taking athletic performance to the next level. Sometimes it’s also about taking rehabilitation to the next level. That’s where lower extremity practitioners come in. By Cary Groner
The spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has clinicians, especially those who treat patients with diabetes, rethinking the way they practice. Experts offer tips for treatment and prevention, starting with what not to wear.
By Cary Groner
Perfect compliance is probably too much to hope for. But patient education, diligent follow-up, empathy and a little imagination can go a long way toward improving device wear rates and clinical outcomes.
By L.W. Barnes
A recent paper recommends waiting before prescribing orthotics for children with asymptomatic flexible flatfoot. But some insist such children could have underlying structural abnormalities and should be treated. Without data, it’s hard to know who’s right. By Cary Groner
High heeled shoe wear alters biomechanics over time in undeniable, painful ways. But practitioners also know that asking women to give up their heels is an exercise in futility. Instead, they focus on finding a balance.
By Cary Groner
The sports medicine practitioner has two goals: one, to keep the athlete healthy, and two, to help that athlete perform to the best of his or her ability. But when it comes to lower extremity bracing, those two objectives sometimes butt heads.
By Cary Groner
From weight loss to exercise to lever arms, effective early interventions can stave off surgery.
By Monica R. Maly, PT, PhD