BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis is now known as plantar fasciosis or fasciopathy (PF), is a
common foot pain disorder in athletes and non-athletes. There is a pain along plantar side of
the foot especially in heel and at the site of insertion of the fascia.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of manual physical therapy in management of
METHODS: Referred patients of plantar fasciopathy filled a self-reported questionnaire, containing
the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS). All
measures were taken at baseline and at 6 weeks follow up. Treatment of PF in term of pain and
function was measured with paired sample T-test.
RESULT: Thirty (30) eligible patients (mean age 45.63 years (±SD10.81); 73.3% female) signed
the consent form. The manual physical therapy group showed clinically sensitive and significant
progress in term of pain and function over group II of ultrasound and exercise. The group I
showed clinically significant results in terms of FAAM [CI: 3.171, 2.08] (p=0.001) after 6 weeks
follow up. The group I also showed clinically significant improvment in terms of NPRS [CI:
0.861, 2.07], (p=0.001) after 6 weeks follow up.
CONCLUSION: The result of our study showed that manual physical therapy (MPT) is an
effective treatment approach in treatment of plantar fasciopathy.
Plantar fasciopathy, Manual physical therapy, Foot ankle ability measure,
Numeric pain rating scale.