Every individual and every episode of plantar heel pain is very unique and though there is no plantar fasciitis cure, physical therapy can help to reduce symptoms, pain and can help to prevent plantar fasciitis from returning in the future. The treatment suggestions listed above include several options to try and see how they may improve your pain.
In addition, a thorough evaluation by a physical therapist can help identify specific features about your heel pain and how to best manage them. Your plan of care is going to be specific to where you are in the recovery process and the extent of the injury to the plantar fasciitis.
Progression of movements is quality based- as you demonstrate greater competency and capacity to do the movements they need to be progressively more challenging. Understanding as much as possible about your current condition is a very important aspect of the recovery process and will empower you to take the necessary steps to get back to your normal activities with as little discomfort as possible.
Jessica recently moved to Seattle from Boston, MA and is excited to join the Therapydia team. Her treatment experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and vestibular therapy. Jessica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2016. She has completed the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and is in the process of completing a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification. Jessica believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take control of their health through education, movement, and exercise. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels while utilizing soft tissue techniques, neuromuscular re-education, balance training as well as therapeutic exercise. In her free time, Jessica enjoys yoga, dancing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog!
Same-day or next-day appointments are available for new patients.
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