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BC 09: Tony Massarotti (Sports Podiatrist) – The why,what and what’s done for Heel Pain


18, Nov, 2015
}33 Minutes

Show Notes

Tony Massarotti is a sports podiatrist who holds a Bachelor of Podiatry and Masters of Health Science (Podiatry). He is a member of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and an associate member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  Tony is Founder and director of Eastern Foot Care which has seven podiatrists and two sites in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

 

What is the Podiatrist Qualification in Australia?

 

What is plantar fasciitis and what are the most common causes?

 

What is the stereotypical presentation of plantar fasciitis?

 

What is the chronic ramifications of untreated, neglected heel pain?

 

What bed side Vs  gait analysis VS special tests do you use for diagnosis of heel pain?

 

What are the pros and cons of minimalist type footwear vs structured footwear?

 

What is a heel spur seen on a foot x-ray?

 

How does one differentiate between non –podiatric causes of foot pain? Where does the scope of practice of podiatry and chiropractic intersect?

 

What are the treatment strategies for plantar fasciitis including shockwave therapy, blood injections/prp and soft Vs hard orthoses?

 

What are three take home messages to alleviate heel pain?

 

For any further questions, you can contact Tony via www.easternfootcare.com.au

 

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