Plantar fasciitis?

Struggling to walk without foot pain? Is your pain worse in the morning and when standing after rest? Do you suspect you have weak glutes and chronically tight calves? Chances are you could be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis!

PLANTAR FASCIA treatment in Melbourne

Tension within the lower leg can often cause or worsen symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Releasing these muscles is very important

The plantar fascia is band of fascia and muscle that spans from your heel to your toes. When this muscle becomes chronically inflamed, it can cause heel & foot pain, and is called Plantar Fasciitis. This injury is typified either an overuse, compensatory, or sedentary injury/dysfunction.

The exact causes of plantar fasciitis are wide ranging. Some causes are as follows: Sports that put increased stress onto the heel, flat feet or high arches, sedentary lifestyle, weak hips/glutes, chronically tight calves, improper footwear, and lack of barefoot living!

Your practitioner will LISTEN TO YOU and take a detailed history of what’s going on in your life, put you through a series of postural assessments, movement screens, and strength tests to pinpoint exactly the areas that needs to be released and the points of weakness that need to be strengthened.

Our feet are vital to our well-being and ability to move functionally. Often, chronic foot pain can represent a deeper metaphysical meaning within our lives. 

Pure barefoot movement to strengthen the foot is an important part of rehab!

Barefoot Sprints

will fix your feet!

1.Clean

Using our 'cutting edge' deep tissue massage techniques, we aim to 'clean' the body of all pain, tension, stiffness, and restriction.

2.Build

Once the foundations are clean and the pain has decreased, we aim to build strength, improve posture, enhance movement, and increase performance using our innovative Barefoot Exercise Rehab Techniques. 

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

 

CLEAN FIRST, BUILD SECOND!

At Melbourne Muscular Therapies we have a two-pronged approach to treatment of dysfunction.  

1. The first is to ‘clean’ the body, by using our slow and penetrating technique which hits deep into the heart of the dysfunction and realigns and removes any irregularities in body tissues.  This ‘cleaning’ process repairs any acute issues such as pain or immobility, which is the perfect thing to bring you quickly back to physical function and health.

2. The second is to ‘build’ the body, through our specialised strength and conditioning programs.  By ‘build’ we mean realign and balance the body so that the muscular chains work in synergy, rather than having points of weakness.  If the body is unbalanced, then the muscles will compensate which places pressure on the surrounding structures, ultimately leading muscular tightness and fatigue.  Our ‘building’ programs are designed to ‘build up’ your weak points so that your movement pattern is permanently improved, which results in good posture and long-term sustainable physical health.

FAQs

 

Why does my foot hurt

The exact causes of plantar fasciitis are wide ranging. Some causes are as follows: Sports that put increased stress onto the heel, flat feet or high arches, sedentary lifestyle, weak hips/glutes, weak feet, chronically tight calves, improper footwear, and lack of barefoot living!

What exercises can help my foot pain?

Using a lacrosse ball to release your plantar fascia and the points of pain. Stand on the ball directly where your pain exists. Release your calf and gluteal muscles with a lacrosse ball and foam roller.

Calf raises and glute activations will assist in alleviating symptoms.

Our #1 piece of advice though would be to be barefoot more often! If you’re not used to it, the first few weeks may prove painful, however the pain is all part of the evolution of your feet. Strong feet = pain-free functional feet. Take the shoes off and get moving!

Is heat or ice best for foot pain and plantar fasciitis relief?

When your pain is acute, ice directly to the area can prove effective at relieving pain. However in the long-term, heat will create healing moving forward.

Locations 

Based in two locations, one in Richmond to serve our clients in the inner city of Melbourne and our Ferntree Gully clinic to serve the eastern suburbs, our goal is to help as many people as possible live pain-free.  Experience deep tissue massage as it should be.

RICHMOND

260 Bridge Road

Richmond VIC 3121

Call: (03) 9998 1988

Melbourne Muscular Therapies - Richmond VIC

Opening Hours

Monday: 10am - 8pm

Tuesday: 7am - 9pm

Wednesday: 10am - 8pm

Thursday: 7am - 9pm

Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Sunday: 10am - 5 pm

Ferntree Gully

1/91 Dorset Road

Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Phone: (03) 9998 1988

Melbourne Muscular Therapies - Ferntree Gully VIC

Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 8pm

Tuesday: 9am - 8pm

Wednesday: 9am - 8pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Locations

RICHMOND

Melbourne Muscular Therapies

260 Bridge Road

Richmond VIC 3121

Open 7 Days 

Ferntree Gully

Melbourne Muscular Therapies

1/91 Dorset Road

Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Monday-Friday