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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis - How can physio help?     Your plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the toes.    Your plantar fascia acts as a passive limitation to the over flattening of you arch. As the plantar fascia develops micro tears or becomes inflamed it is known as plantar fasciitis.   What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? There are two valid mechanisms which contribute to its occurrence. Compression plantar fasciitis ... Read more

Biomechanical Lower Limb Injuries

Biomechanical Lower Limb Injuries As winter approaches, summer sports such as tennis and cricket are now making way for rugby, netball, soccer and Aussie rules. As players change their training terrain, footwear and increase the volume and intensity of training, we see an increase in microtraumatic or gradual onset injuries. These include: Low back or Sacro-iliac joint pain Hip pain Knee pain / Patello-femoral joint pain Iliotibial Band Syndrome Shin pain / Compartment Syndrome Achilles tendon irritation Plantarfasciitis / Heel pain   With many of these sports involving impact activities such ... Read more