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The role of mechanical factors in the clinical presentation of plantar heel pain

This brand new paper has just been published by Josh Burns’s group out of The University of Sydney. The key findings were: Highlights • Plantar heel pain is associated with high Body Mass Index in non-athletic groups. • Plantar heel pain is associated with specific foot strength deficits and reduced ankle dorsiflexion range of motion….

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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  1. Downloaded the paper and looking forward to a read over the next few days. I am just wondering, is it time we rethought the name plantar fascia stretch? Been doing this approach and teaching pts this approach for years. I tend to suggest to my pts this is more a move towards desensitising of the tissue/brain reaction.

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