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Layering the Plantar Fascia for assessment & treatment…

July 23, 2013

In this video we discuss the importance of assessing & treating the plantar fascia with a layered approach as outlined in the Functional Range Release (FR)® soft tissue management system.

This concept of layering is one which surprisingly is not considered in various treatment systems. It is utilized to account for tissue depth during palpatory assessment for aberrant tension, as well as for taking proper tissue contact for treatment specificity.

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  1. Francisco permalink
    July 23, 2013 4:05 pm

    Hello,
    As always, very interesting video and information (I’d love to attend your workshops but I’m in Spain). I have a question regarding hamstring tightness. You talked about spending more time in the forefoot with tight hamstrings, and I was wondering if minimal running technique can also have a similar effect on the plantar fascia, or is it a different issue.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    Francisco

    • July 23, 2013 4:15 pm

      Hi Francisco

      I assume that you are referring to the utilization of minimalist foot ware during running. Of course with less support we must logically assume that the body structure is absorbing 100% of the ground reaction force upon impact. This, in and of itself, is not a bad thing so long as the athlete has the necessary intrinsic foot, leg, and pelvic strength to deal with such loads. I don’t believe that this will change the angle of force, nor the time spent on any particular region of the foot.

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