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Exercise selection for Plantar Fasciopathy (AKA plantar fasciitis)

For many years the focus for treating Plantar Fasciopathy (a more up-to-date term for plantar fasciitis) has been to stretch the calf as much as possible. I remember the standard handout we used to give out many years ago, way back when I was a Junior Physio in the NHS, that had nothing but stretches […]

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Plantas Fascial load exercise from Rathleff et al. (2014)

Plantar fasciitis – important new research by Michael Rathleff

Plantar fasciitis can be a nuisance to treat and, to date, we’ve had little high quality evidence to guide us. Today’s blog represents an exciting new direction in treating this stubborn condition. For some time we’ve noted the similarities between plantar fascial problems and tendinopathy. Back in 2006 Scott Wearing wrote an excellent paper on […]

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Gait changes for Plantar Fasciitis

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Plantar Fasciitis (PF – more correctly termed Plantar Fasciopathy, or Plantar Heel Pain) is a common and often challenging condition in runners. At present there is a lack of high quality evidence to guide its treatment. The development of PF […]

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Shoe selection for Plantar Fasciitis

We've been very fortunate recently to have the expert opinion of podiatrist Simon Bartold on Plantar Fasciitis (or Chronic Plantar Heel Pain as it should really be called!). Today we step, somewhat gingerly, into unknown territory and try and answer the question – what shoes are best for Plantar Fasciitis? The reason this is 'unknown […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – Part 2 – by Simon Bartold

Hot on the heels of part 1, Simon Bartold shares his thoughts on treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain (CPHP aka Plantar Fasciitis). For more from Simon see his brilliant website and his previous articles on RunningPhysio. Follow him on Twitter via @bartoldbiomechanica. Part 2… So now the big question, in terms of treatment, what […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – Part 1 – by Simon Bartold

Chronic Plantar Heel Pain (CPHP), plantar fasciitis, jogger's heel call it what you will persistent heel pain can be a real challenge to treat. It wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that this condition was the real 'Achilles' Heel' in Greek mythology. I can picture Achilles prostrate on the battlefield, his famous last […]

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