Signs/symptoms of plantar fasciitis
•Pain on the sole proximal to the heel of the foot
• Pain in the heel when taking the first steps in the morning
•Tenderness when touching the sole or heel
•Pain that increases over a period of time
- Tight Achilles tendons
- Tight calf muscles
- Improper Gait
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
•Soft, cushioning orthotic - typically custom orthotics are not needed
•Use of night splint
Most beneficial modality for Plantar fasciitis
Swedish( firm pressure) - use thumbs to apply cross fiber friction from the heel to the ball of the foot.
Main area of focus
•Grab the clients big toe, pull it gently towards them gently until they feel the stretch , and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Do this three times, then reverse and do the same with the other foot.