Plantar Fasciitis: What The Experts Aren’t Telling You About Orthotics

When it comes to figuring out why you continue to struggle with plantar fasciitis, there’s a lot the experts aren’t telling you about orthotics.

The inconvenient truth is, like so many of their recommendations, orthotics are only controlling the symptoms.

 

By not pulling the weed out by the roots, they’re only continuing to chase the pain you feel in your feet.  

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Why Are Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wearing That Colorful Kinesiology Tape? Unrolling The Truth.

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Why Are Female Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wearing That Colorful Kinesiology Tape?

 

If you aren’t interested in understanding the ripple of how far this story on kinesiology tape rolls out, I’ll save you some time:  with or without the colorful tape that frames Kerri Walsh Jennings’ shoulder, along with April Rose, Jennings has the potential to take home a medal in beach volleyball at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  

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If Your Iliotibial Band Is Non-existent, How Can There Be A Treatment Plan That Works?


If there’s no iliotibial band, how can there be a valid treatment plan that works with any level of consistency?

 

The way in which your iliotibial band (IT band) is shown in an anatomy book doesn’t even come close to what you’re relying on to move through the world.

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When Custom Orthotics Do More Harm Than Good

No matter what anybody has told you, your custom orthotics are doing more harm than good.

 

A couple of years ago, an ultra runner came in with pain in his foot.  Pain that he had been dealing with for quite some time.

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Plantar Fasciitis Has Very Little To Do With Your Foot


Regardless of what the experts have told you, plantar fasciitis is very rarely about your foot.

 

Like so many other running-related injuries, the reason you are left managing all of the things that go along with plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) comes down to the same things.

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Stretching Is Not Improving Your Ability To Perform


Stretching is not improving your ability to perform.

 

Not too long ago, I called upon a student that had raised her hand in class.  The question that followed went something like this,
“When I work on my client in the massage therapy clinic, her muscle feels tight.  If you’re saying that it’s not tight, how would you explain what I think I’m feeling?”

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Plantar Fasciitis: Much More Than What Fits Your Feet


The reason why you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis is about much more than what fits your feet.

 

In order for a ball to come into the strike zone at upwards of 90 mph, there has to be much more to a pitcher’s delivery than just a strong arm.  Or even a longer arm that has the potential for more leverage (i.e., whip).

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