Plantar fasciitis and heel spur self-treatment protocol
What you'll learn
- Learn stretching techniques to reduce your foot pain.
- Learn trigger point release techniques.
- Improve you foot stability.
- Learn IASTM techniques for these problems.
- You need an exercise mat, an exercise ball, a tennis ball and a foam roller (or bottle of water).
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tendon sheet located under the sole of your foot. A heel spur occurs when there are persistent problems at the level of this tendon sheet, and a calcification (calcium nodule) forms at the level of the attachment of this structure to the heel bone. This manifests as pain on the underside of the foot affecting daily functioning. Exercise therapy is an excellent way to modify this problem. A good rehabilitation regimen can help guide you through the various steps of recovery.
With this 5-step protocol, you will learn how to treat your heel spur or plantar fasciitis by applying IASTM techniques, stretching, trigger point massage, Jones techniques, foam rolling exercises, stabilization training and progressive strength training. You can very easily follow the rehabilitation schedule through this video course while performing the exercises at home. Step by step, the exercises get heavier so that you obtain a comprehensive rehabilitation of your soles of the feet.
The exercises will be taught to you by Mathias Van Den Broeck. He earned a master's degree in physical therapy from KU Leuven in 2017 and also a master's degree in osteopathy from Buckinhamshire New University in 2021. With his experience in treating patients with plantar fascia problems, this course was created. He is therefore convinced that it will benefit you in the rehabilitation of your heel spur or plantar fasciitis.
Who this course is for:
- People with plantar fasciitis
- People with heel spur
My name is Mathias Van Den Broeck, I achieved my master’s degree in physical therapy at the Belgian University of Leuven in 2017 and afterwards I also achieved my master’s degree in osteopathy at Buckinghamshire New University. As a physiotherapist I've worked for a couple of years in Belgium where I have my own practice. Since 2022 I mainly work as an osteopath, but I want to share with you the things I've learned as a physiotherapist in previous years.