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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.8 - 2006

Rehabilitation in disorders of plantar aponeurosis at athlets

Rusu Ligia, Vasilescu Mirela
University of Craiova, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Department


Disorders of plantar aponeurosis in frequently pathology of athlets, especially at runners, because is a oversuse of plantar region during sport activity. This study propose an algorithm for functional rehabilitation after plantar aponeurosis disorders and increase ankle-foot stability. Our patients present pain, akle instability and damage of plantar aponeurosis that involve plantar arch perturbation. We use for assesment clinical, functional and specific tests. The rehabilitation programm has been disposed in three phases including acute phase, recovery phase and proprioception phase wich is the last but wich is very important because it increase ankle-foot stability and foot skills tasks. Rehabilitation programm was complex and including also orthosis devices and taping.After this programm we observed greatest gain of stability, mobility of ankle-foot and return to sport activity has been made in good conditions.

Key words:

plantar aponeurosis, rehabilitation, proprioception


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