Assessment & Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Using Electroacupuncture and Associated Modalities




Assessment & Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Using Electro-acupuncture and Associated Modalities

Record date: March 2nd, 2019

Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

Approved for 2.5 NCCAOM PDAs, Category PE-CW

Approved for 2 California CEUs, Category 1, CEP #1721

CEU provider: ASE Seminars, LLC

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Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia plays a crucial role in supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock when you walk.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis typically include:

  1. Pain: The most common symptom is sharp pain, usually felt near the heel. The pain may be more pronounced in the morning when you take your first steps or after prolonged periods of rest. It can also be aggravated by long periods of standing or walking.
  2. Stiffness: Many people with plantar fasciitis experience stiffness and discomfort in the foot, especially after sitting for a while or when getting up in the morning.
  3. Tenderness: The bottom of the foot, especially the heel, may be tender to the touch.
  4. Swelling: In some cases, there may be mild swelling in the heel area.
  5. Discomfort after exercise: The pain may worsen after activities that involve prolonged standing or walking, as well as after intense physical activities.

Current treatments vary in their degree of efficacy and may include rest, NSAIDS, stretching, ice, orthotics, and in more severe cases or if conservative measures are not effective, may include corticosteroid injections, night splints, or surgery. However, acupuncture and associated modalities can offer exceptional results for plantar fasciitis. In this webinar, you will learn the anatomy, role of inflammation, taking a history and assessing plantar fasciitis, and treatments including electroacupuncture, motor points, gut sha, manual techniques, and the role of laser therapy are all covered in detail.

Webinar outline: 

In Depth Review of Relevant Clinical Anatomy

•Motor/sensory nerves
•Ligaments, fascia, tendons, joints
•Blood supply

Role of Neurogenic Inflammation

•Review of what is neurogenic inflammation?
•Review of role and time frame of different stages of tissue healing

History/Assessment of Plantar Fascia patients

•special testing
•learning history taking

Treatment options and demonstrations of plantar fasciitis

•Motor point acupucture
•Guasha and manual techniques
•Role of laser therapy

Questions and Answers

About Dr. Lombardi:

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York and completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program in Hamilton, Ontario. He founded the Hamilton Back Clinic in 2002 and has since become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Dr. Lombardi has accumulated some 190,000 treatments over the past 22 years of practice.

In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was also an instructor in the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013. In 2010 he developed EXSTORE™, an organized system of assessment and treatment that produces fast results using motor points, electro-acupuncture, soft tissue work, and other modalities. Dr. Lombardi has a library of on-demand education that continues to grow, with some 75 webinars available covering a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions and practice management topics. He also teaches his EXSTORE™ system through live, in-person seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dr. Lombardi maintains a busy practice, averaging 150 patient visits a week, including 12 new patients every week, for over ten years. 


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