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Plantar Fasciitis – The Painful foot!

Plantar Fasciitis – The Painful foot!

Plantar Fasciitis


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


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.


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.


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 or to donate to the fund raise follow this link:

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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What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

When physiotherapy was first introduced into the medical community in the early 19th century, it was first regarded as nothing more than a vanity treatment and nothing to take seriously. Rather than depending on medicine and surgery, early physiotherapy practices relied on the application of heat, electrical stimulation and water-based movement techniques to produce a better range of motion and control of chronic pain. While these early techniques weren’t considered hugely successful, advances in the field starting during World War gave this subspecialty some momentum that allowed it to become the effective alternative treatment that it is today.

Can Physiotherapy Help Me?

Physiotherapy’s main claim to fame is its ability to provide those that experience chronic pain a way to control their symptoms without the use of harmful and potentially addictive medications. However, this isn’t the only ailment that can benefit from physiotherapy. Physiotherapists have been able to elicit positive effects on patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions including cardiopulmonary conditions, neurologic problems, as well as orthopedic conditions. What’s even better is that there is no age limitation, providing benefits to patients in any age group from infants to geriatric patients.

Physiotherapy takes a bilateral approach to treatment in that the physiotherapist will not only involve the patient in a therapeutic exercise program that is designed to improve muscle tone and strength as well as increase the patient’s range of motion by promoting greater joint mobilization that both reduces stiffness in the joints and decreases pain associated with movement. In addition to exercise therapy, physiotherapists also help patients by training them to use a variety of ambulatory devices to help them get around more efficiently.

While many physiotherapists provide services for patients who have experienced various orthopedic problems such as fractures, sports injuries, various joint disorders and more, they are also called to provide therapy for those who have neurological impairments such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and even spinal cord injuries and people who have experienced a stroke. For example, a physiotherapist can help a stroke patient who has paralysis on one side of the body to correct abnormal muscle tone and encourage use. In addition, the physiologist can also help the patient learn how to compensate for their deficits in order to help them become more mobile.

Today, Wanneroo physio has become a widely accepted form of therapy that is used alone or in conjunction with more traditional therapies to provide patients with a well rounded treatment plan. The goal of a physiotherapist is to help their patients control chronic pain and increase strength, muscle tone and range of motion while also helping patients learn how to use various devices to aid in their mobility. Physiotherapy has become an integral part of modern medicine, providing valuable services to a wide variety of patients across many spectrums.

If you are looking for a Wanneroo physio provider, look no further than MoveWell Physiotherpy is the name to remember. Call today to set up your consultation.

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Hocking Physiotherapy! New Clinic Now Open!!

Hocking Physiotherapy! New Clinic Now Open!!

Hocking Physiotherapy

We are proud to announce our continual expansion in the northern suburbs opening up a new clinic at Hocking Physiotherapy. Following on from the success and growth of Pearsall Physiotherapy our relationship with the Pearsall Medical Centre has seen us expand into their new premise at the Hocking Medical Centre. This will coordinate with an increase in appointment availability and services including hydrotherapy. As always our staff will be of the highest clinical quality undertaking advanced continuing education training and having a passion for physiotherapy and helping our patients! We look forward to seeing you at Hocking Physiotherapy.

Hocking Physiotherapy
16/176 Nicholas Road
Hocking WA 6065
ph: 08 9405 7800

Servicing the suburbs of Hocking, Pearsall, Wangara, Wanneroo, Edgewater and Joondalup.

Specializing in Sports Physiotherapy, Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dry Needling and Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Back and Neck Pain and Headaches.

We also can strongly recommend the excellent Medical services at our partner Hocking Medical Centre. Dr Ben Banwait is one of the best in the business and we are lucky to be involved in a centre where he is the primary medical practitioner. You can be confident in the coordination of care between your GP and Physiotherapist at the Hocking Medical Centre and also its partner the Pearsall Medical Centre.

Our Hocking Physiotherapist, Mitchell Peate.

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