I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “A Guide To Conservative Treatment For Heel Pain,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition with many possible causes. In this article, Dr. John Mozena not only describes the principles of conservative treatment, but also provides an insightful, step-by-step treatment paradigm. He also offers tips on stretching and footwear that you can pass on to patients.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 69 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 74. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Mozena has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: November 2003.
EXPIRATION DATE: November 30, 2004.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• identify factors that contribute to plantar fasciitis;
• discuss what different diagnostic tests can tell you about the condition;
• explain the principles of initial treatment and physical therapies;
• recommend supportive footwear and exercises to your patients; and
• explain the role of patient compliance and activity modification as it relates to resolving plantar fasciitis.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.