Upon your initial visit to Elite Physical Therapy, for Plantar Fasciitis, you will be evaluated by one of our skilled Physical Therapists. During your initial evaluation your therapist will ask a series of questions specific to your symptoms in order to determine the proper route of treatment regarding your foot pain. Once it is determined that you have plantar fasciitis you will be given a specific set of exercises and stretches to decrease pain and inflammation and to balance the strength around the supportive structures of the foot. Some exercises that you may be required to perform during your physical therapy session may include:
- Calf stretches
- Plantar fascia stretches
- Towel scrunches
- Marble pick-ups
As part of your physical therapy care your PT may also choose to use various types of manual treatments. Manual treatments are hands on treatments provided by your physical therapist or physical therapist assistant and are used to decrease pain and promote muscle length and mobility. These types of treatments can include stretching and soft tissue mobilization or a type of specific or therapeutic massage which can promote circulation and reduce muscle tightness and tension along the bottom of the foot. Along with therapeutic exercise and manual therapies your therapist may also find it necessary to utilize various modalities as part of your plan of care. Modalities are used to treat symptoms of pain, inflammation and tightness. Some modalities that may be provided while you are being treated for plantar fasciitis are TENS (transcutaneous neuromuscular stimulation), cold compression, therapeutic ultrasound. TENS and cold compression may be provided simultaneously to reduce inflammation and to decrease soreness that may have resulted from your PT treatment. If you feel you are experiencing heel or foot pain from plantar fasciitis, please don’t hesitate to contact Elite Physical therapy for a consultation.
If you feel you are experiencing heel or foot pain from plantar fasciitis please feel free to contact us for a consultation. Did you know that physical therapists are now able to practice under a practice law known as Direct Access? Through Direct Access, some insurance providers may allow you to be seen for 6 visits or 30 days without a physician’s referral. The physical therapist is a licensed clinician skilled to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries and will be able to refer out to a physician if further consultation is warranted.
If you are interested in Feeling Better Faster for a heel pain or plantar faciitis, contact us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.