Saul Yudelowitz Bsc (Hons)
Planter fasciitis is a painful and debilitating condition, anyone who has ever suffered from this will testify to just how difficult normal daily activates become!
There are many treatments for planter fasciitis however there are some fundamental flaws in the way that this condition is treated by most therapists.
Any word from a medical perspective that ends in ‘itis’ referrers to inflammation, so planter with the letters ‘itis’ at the end literally mean that the planter fascia is inflamed! All therapists are taught that you do not stretch out inflamed tissue however from the many vast treatment protocols I have seen to address this condition this is exactly what happens.
The main reason is the methods shown to patients on how to stretch the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle causes the planter fascia to stretch, just what you dont want!
The average methods of stretching employed by most people are so poor that it is not surprising by the third decade of life most people will have an issue with their spine that they seek professional help for from a therapist.
The next issue is the method used to strengthen the weak planter fascia, for the last 5 years I have been weaning all my patients off their orthotics. Without fail I have managed to get the strength back into the planter fascia and by strength I am referring to this as functional strength*
If you are suffering from planter fasciitis contact us to book in for treatment.
* Functional strength is only achieved when the muscle concerned fires automatically (learnt reflex) thereby allowing the patient to achieve balanced movement without rehabilitating the muscle often.
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