Plantar Fasciitis – Stepping in the Right Direction

by Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, Andrea Hernandez, Erika Hernandez, D’Angela Lucero, Andrea Barrera, Sandra Vega, and Sarahi Suarez
NSCA Coach December 2020
Vol 7, Issue 3

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The purpose of this article is to show athletes and coaches how plantar fasciitis is diagnosed, treated, and transitioned back to athletic training for the athlete.

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