Plantar Fasciitis

Things you can do to help Plantar Fasciitis.

  • Wear good shoes that give you arch support and have shock absorption.
  • Try shoe inserts which help to cushion the foot.
  • Put some ice on your heel in order to reduce the inflammation.
  • Rest your feet. Reduce or stop the activities which have caused it.
  • Do some simple stretching exercises, such as towel stretches, calf stretches and toe raises.
  • Do not use heat.
  • Get your biomechanics checked by a professional.
  • If you are overweight, lose weight. It decreases the stress you put on your feet, by being heavy. If standing up is part of your daily job, then losing weight is one of the most effective things you can do to cure your plantar fasciitis and to prevent future occurrences of it.
  • Have Bowen Therapy.

How does Bowen Therapy Help Plantar Fasciitis?

On this page you can watch the video about how Bowen Therapy addresses Plantar Fasciitis just@02

People often suffer with pain or injuries in their feet due to problems elsewhere in their body. Bowen Therapy treats the body as a whole and I have been delighted with the results of the clients I have treated with Plantar Fasciitis.

With foot mechanics being the primary cause of plantar fasciitis, helping the foot back into alignment is a key goal of any treatment.

That’s how Bowen helps plantar fasciitis – between the ice for the symptoms, and the stretching for maintenance.  Bowen helps bring the entire body into balance.  When the pelvis, legs and feet are helped back into alignment, gait is improved, and the plantar fascia is not re-injured.

Feet are often the victim of a culprit elsewhere in the body.  Pelvic misalignment through impact of the lumbar spine, short hip flexors or tight hamstrings may all play a part in how legs move.  Knee and ankle alignment further influences how the feet land, and the amount of strain felt by the sole and the arch.

Being totally pain free after one treatment however is unlikely especially if the plantar fasciitis has been a problem for a while.  It may need a few treatments with time and exercises to help the body learn and maintain a new posture.  Walking that “feels different" with the change to alignment and gait, needs to start to "feel normal”, so the feet can remain pain free.

To find out more call me on 07710722615.