Treating Plantar Heel Pain –
New Strategies Using Applied Biomechanics in Podiatric Practice


Douglas Richie, Jr, DPM

Douglas Richie, Jr, DPM
Clinical Associate Professor
California School of Podiatric Medicine
at Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA

This webinar will provide the latest research findings and clinical pearls to treat the most challenging biomechanical condition presenting to podiatric physicians on a regular basis. The adult acquired flatfoot (AAF), aka posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), can be successfully treated without surgery in over 60% of patients using pathology specific orthotic therapy combined with a focused physical therapy regimen. The treating practitioner must properly evaluate the patient to stage the AAF deformity and then select the proper orthotic intervention. Evaluation and orthotic treatment is reimbursed by Medicare to practitioners who follow correct guidelines for documentation and coding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a comprehensive approach to the clinical evaluation of the adult acquired flatfoot.
  2. Demonstrate which patients respond best to custom foot orthoses versus those who respond better to custom ankle-foot orthoses in the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot.
  3. Identify prescription guidelines and troubleshooting orthotic treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot.
  4. Review clinical case presentations to demonstrate how orthotic therapy can be monitored in the treatment of the adult acquired flatfoot.
This Webinar is Approved for 1 CECH Credit Hour
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