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Plantar Fasciitis – The Painful foot!

Plantar Fasciitis – The Painful foot!

Plantar Fasciitis

Who

  • Runners
  • Jobs which are on your feet all day
  • Middle – older aged when the arch gets weaker
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics

What

Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports your foot, running from the heel to the toes. The role of the Plantar Fascia is simply to prevent the arch from collapsing. Plantar fasciitis is the fancy term given to inflammation of the arch in your foot.

When

People who experience plantar fasciitis will generally first notice pain under their heel or in their arch of the foot in the morning or after a period of inactivity/rest. Most people who suffer plantar fasciitis will have pain for the first few steps and once the tissue is warmed up the pain will ease. However, if this is left untreated the duration of pain can be longer lasting, even to the point where pain occurs 24/7 due to the inflammation in the foot.

How

The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is in individuals with poor foot and lower limb biomechanics. The poor biomechanics are generally associated with weakness in the hips, knee or foot arch muscles and it is likely that there will be restrictions in multiple areas. It has been known for plantar fasciitis to develop from traumatic events that lead to bruising of the heel or arch of the foot, however this is less common than the overuse type plantar fasciitis.

The management

Your local Move Forward physiotherapist will assess your lower quadrant in detail to determine the exact contributing factors for your presentation. From here they will advise you of the best path forward and prescribe you with an individualised treatment management plan in order to provide the most efficient and effective rehabilitation for you. It may include the following:

  • Massage
  • Dry needling
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisations
  • Stretches
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Heat / Ice packs
  • Orthotics
  • Taping
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Pilates or 1:1 exercise rehabilitation at Hocking Physiotherapy or Quinns Physiotherapy

In the meantime, why don’t you have a look at our video titled foam roller exercises in the education section of our fantastic website and get rolling on the calves and arch of your foot!

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Supporting a good Paws and Dog Physiotherapy

Dog Physiotherapy and Charity

Quinns Physiotherapy is proud to support 2 of our loyal patients (and their 2 even more loyal pooches!!) in the Million Paws Walk held by the RSPCA.
Dave, Serina and more importantly Chester and Bear are raising money to go towards helping the RSPCA fight animal cruelty and here at Quinns Physiotherapy we were happy to help support your cause!
For more information on supporting the RSPCA please visit http://www.rspcawa.asn.au/ or to donate to the fund raise follow this link:

 https://mpw-wa-2015.everydayhero.com/au/serina-david-thomson-with-bear-chester

Is the most important member of your family also requiring the care of our Physiotherapists?
By applying the principles of human physiotherapy to the anatomy and physiology of dogs, we can give your dog the same benefits as you would receive from a physiotherapy session. Canine Physiotherapy is becoming more popular as the benefits are becoming more evident in helping:

– Improved mobility, flexibility and balance

– Decreased pain and stiffness

– Increased fitness and exercise capacity

– Improved quality of life

are available at our Quinns Clinic and can be claimed for rebate by some pet private health insurance companies but please contact your provider prior to attending your session for more information.

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Physiotherapists can help restore a persons health

Physiotherapists and your health

Physical problems that are caused by a work or sports related injury, a disease, aging, periods of limited activity, or illness that can lead to limited mobility. The best option to restore movement to any individual is a process known as physiotherapy. This is the same as undergoing physical therapy. The people who will be providing the physiotherapy techniques are health care professionals. They have knowledge of the body’s processes and will know how to assess, determine a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan. Review some of the benefits provided by physiotherapy East Fremabtle personnel. Minimizing Pain – The number one goal of physio Canning Vale experts is to get a patient to a point of being pain free so they can feel more healthy.

Restoring Muscle Flexibility – Muscle flexibility is needed for ease of movement when performing any daily activities. Addressing muscle issues with corrective therapy will help restore range of motion.

Restoring Muscle Strength – People who have difficulty moving often suffer from muscle weakness. A physiotherapy expert will work with a patient to help restore muscle strength. This is done with weight exercises and other physical activities.

Restoring Joint Movement – A patient’s range of motion is dependent on their joints. Therapy is used to help people who have suffered a neck injury, a lower back injury, or shoulder injury. Joint movement is needed for any injured person to achieve their full range of motion.

Physiotherapy includes many approaches to help individuals affected by an injury, disability or illness that have affected their health. All the approaches and treatments that have been developed for a patient are specifically designed to improve their overall health.

* A person’s specific requirements and their health is taken into account when developing various exercises for increasing movement of the patient.

* Encouraging blood flow to a part of the body that is injured will help the recovery process as an individual will have less stiffness and muscle pain.

* Many physiotherapy exercises and techniques are done in water.

* Techniques that include acupuncture, heat, and cold are used to help ease a patient’s pain.

Patients who see a physiotherapist for the first time will need to have an assessment conducted. This is needed to evaluate a patient’s range of motion, reflexes, strength, movement patterns, level of pain, and a variety of other characteristics. There are various systems in the body that will benefit when physiotherapy is done correctly. Two main systems include the respiratory system and cardiovascular system.

One important goal of any physiotherapist is to promote independence. There is an emphasis on what a patient can do for themselves. They will also be provided instruction to help avoid future injury. If you are suffering from in injury or experiencing issues with freedom of movement, then targeted physiotherapy is a good option. There are many benefits seen when having regular physiotherapy performed.

Our Physiotherapists are  health experts who research new Physio Joondalup techniques. He writes about all he benefits that Physiotherapy Wanneroo solutions can provide.

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