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The aim of this case report is to create an independent exercise program to minimize pain while allowing continued participation in recreational activities.
Calcaneal apophysitis is a common condition in children that often results in the cessation of physical activity and participation in social activities, which can have a negative effect on both physical and mental well-being.2-5 This case demonstrates positive outcomes with the use of static/dynamic stretching combined with arch strengthening in the rehabilitation of a patient with bilateral calcaneal apophysitis without reducing the child’s participation in daily and recreational activities.
St. Augustine, FL
Foot Diseases, Child, Muscle Stretching Exercises, Resistance Training
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Hardesty, Hannah and Andrea, Catherine M., "Effectiveness of Stretching and Arch Strengthening in a 10-year-old male with Calcaneal Apophysitis" (2018). St. Augustine, Fall 2018. 7.