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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2022

Phiyaphon Poonsuk

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2022 - Phiyaphon Poonsuk
Thammasat University, Thailand
Title : Court-type traditional Thai massage versus Taping for treatment in Plantar fasciitis patients: A pilot study


Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder, caused by decadence and inflammation of the fascia underneath the foot. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are manifested after the first time getting out of bed or after a long rest, with the pain subsiding after just a few minutes of walking. According to the American Physical Therapy Council, the recommended treatment for this problem is to apply the tape (KT). In Thailand, the court-type traditional Thai massage (CTTM) is a conservative treatment that has been shown to reduce muscle and tendon tension while also reducing muscle pain. A pilot study was conducted on 30 participants by divided into the court-type traditional Thai massage group (n=15) and taping group (n=15). In the CTTM group, patients were received the court-type traditional Thai massage for 40 minutes twice a week for 4 weeks including 9 times and were received the Taping by Kinesio® Tex Tape for 4 weeks in KT group. Data have collected at the baseline and post-treatment of pain intensity at the first step in the morning, average pain over the past 24 hours by Visual Analog Scale for pain (VAS) and Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) at week 0, week 4 (post-treatment) and week 8 (follow-ups). After treatment and the follow-ups, there was a statistically significant decrease in the pain intensity (p<0.05), a statistically significant increase in PPT (p<0.05), but non-significance when compared between the CTTM group and KT group. Both conservative treatments had effectiveness in decreasing pain in plantar fasciitis patients.


What will audience learn from your presentation?

1. This study can be used as a scientific source for the further study in a larger population. 
2. The court-type traditional Thai massage and taping for treatment in plantar fasciitis could use applied in the service department of patients with heel pain instead of using medicine.
3. This is the first study on court-type traditional Thai massage in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
4. Studies have learned of the side effects caused by both treatments and the appropriate treatment technique can be chosen.


Mr. Phiyaphon Poonsuk Teaching Assistance and Ph.D. candidate in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine, and graduated as M.Sc. in Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand, in 2016. Research Experience;

1. Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine
2. Applied Thai Traditional Medicine
3. Public Health Sciences