12 Pilates moves to get rid of Plantar Fasciitis
We will look at how to fix Plantar Faciitis in a Pilates setting on the Foot Corrector, Wundar Chair, Ladder Barrel and Stretch Band.
We will mainly look at the different ways we can stretch the Plantar Fascia, which includes mainly calf stretching into dorsiflexion.
Plantar in latin pertains to the sole of the foot and iitis is inflammation. So sole of the foot inflammation. Let’s have a look at some anatomy of the Plantar Fascia or the Plantar Aponeurosis. Also if you are interested in completing my Pilates online Anatomy course feel free to check it out here!
The pain is usually right were the the plantar fascia inserts onto the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus. Pain can radiate right through the sole of the foot.
Calf stretching and increasing range of movement into dorsiflexion is essential to help relieve the pain of Plantar Fasciitis.
The plantar fascia attaches right into the toes which is why in the glute stretch on the ladder barrel pulling the big toe back helps stretch the plantar fascia. If you are interested in learning more about the feet and ankles please check out my course for feet and ankles here
The achilles tendon inserts into the posterior aspect of the calcaneus. As we know the achilles is the insertion for the gastrocnemius and soleus, so stretching the calves becomes important for recovery as well. If the calves are tight then this can lead to more stress on the foot.
Try and incorporate dorsiflexion into your program as much as possible
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