35-1 Bracing, Orthotics and Taping

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Thank you for reviewing this issue of D.C. Tracts, discussing the role of bracing, orthotics, and taping...

Thank you for reviewing this issue of D.C. Tracts, discussing the role of bracing, orthotics, and taping– adjunctive therapies that chiropractic physicians often incorporate for the management of musculoskeletal disorders. According the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, musculoskeletal disorders represent approximately 87% of the primary presenting complaints to a chiropractic clinic.

In this issue, renowned expert Dr. J. Kim Ross presents a feature article outlining an evidence-based approach for managing bunions and plantar fasciitis with foot orthoses. Then, audio lectures from Dr. Chris Kinslow and myself explore evidence-informed clinical support for taping and orthotics in the management of musculoskeletal pain, including extremity and spinal conditions.

In his ongoing Juris-Proofing series Dr. Brian Gleberzon provides important insight in his third installment on fortifying patient health records, focusing on the importance of formulating robust diagnoses. Finally, Dr. Brad Muir outlines several abstracts exploring the role of taping and orthotics for the management of plantar fasciitis, a very common source of foot/heel pain.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best regards,

Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, MS, PhD

In this issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Foot Orthotics, Bunions and Plantar Fasciitis: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
    J. Kim Ross, BSc, MSc, DC, PhD
    • Evidence-Informed Taping for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Brief Overview
      Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, DC, MS, PhD
    • Exploring the Evidence for Orthotics
      Chris Kinslow, DC, PT, OCS
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Fortifying the Patient Health Record- Part 3: Diagnosis
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(c)

    • The Short-Term Effect of Dynamic Tape versus the Low-Dye Taping Technique in Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    • Comparison of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy with Custom Foot Orthotics in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment: A Prospective Randomized One-Year Follow-Up Study
    • Effects of Therapeutic Interventions on Pain Due to Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis