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Maroochydore

66 Maud St

Maroochydore QLD 4558

Coolum Beach

4/21 Birtwill St

Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Our Maroochydore clinic will be closed on Saturday 20 April 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

on the Sunshine Coast

Are your first steps in the morning greeted with stabbing heel pain? With over 34 years experience, we understand the impact of this condition on your daily life and are here to offer effective solutions.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue (plantar fascia) that connects your heel to your toes. This causes pain at the bottom of your heel, which is often most pronounced with the first steps in the morning or after long periods of sitting.

While anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, there are factors that increase the risk. This condition is often caused by an abnormal walking style, overuse, non-supportive shoes, injuries or even obesity.

It frequently affects people between 40 and 60 years old, and athletes, particularly runners, jumpers, and ballet dancers, are more susceptible. Other factors such as high arches, flat feet, and jobs that require prolonged standing or walking on hard surfaces can also contribute.

Affecting approximately 1 in 10 people at some point in their lives, plantar fasciitis is very common. But the good news is that around 90% of cases are cured within 12 months with treatment.

Chiropractor treating patient foot

How we can help

Through tailored chiropractic interventions, our team aims to optimise your foot function, correct imbalances, and empower you with strategies to prevent plantar fasciitis from re-occurring.

Your treatment may include:

  • Foot, ankle and toe adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Stretching and therapeutic exercises
  • Foot and gait analysis
  • Orthopaedic adjustments
  • Taping and bracing
  • Lifestyle and ergonomic recommendations
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Cold therapy

Invest in your foot comfort today

Diagnostic

Our doctors will diagnose the cause(s) of your plantar fasciitis. During your initial consultation, they will take an in-depth medical history, perform a physical exam and may carry out an imaging diagnosis (e.g. X-rays or MRIs).

Chiropractic Care

During your appointment, we will use techniques such as gentle adjustments, soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, stretching and therapeutic exercises, and more to relieve your discomfort.

Advice

We will also give you personalised advice to help address your symptoms such as stretching exercises, nutritional advice and lifestyle modifications. We may also prescribe practitioner only supplements.

Why choose our team?

We are a multidisciplinary team of experienced chiropractors, with both female and male doctors available.
We love what we do and care deeply about our patients' wellbeing and happiness, some of which have been coming to us for decades.
We have two clinics, located in the heart of Maroochydore and Coolum Beach, open Monday to Saturday.
We are Bupa and Medibank preferred providers. We also accept Eftpos, Medicare, DVA and EPC.

Your questions, answered

How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

Common signs include heel pain, especially in the morning, and pain that increases with activity.

Can chiropractic care completely cure plantar fasciitis?

Yes, absolutely! The majority of cases we treat are resolved within 12 months. A personalised assessment with our experts will guide you on the potential benefits for your specific condition.

How soon can I expect to see improvements?

Relief timelines vary, but many of our patients experience positive changes with consistent maintenance appointments.

How long is a typical chiropractic appointment for plantar fasciitis?

Sessions typically last 15-30 minutes, depending on your specific treatment plan.

How often should I book appointments?

Frequency varies, however we may recommend to start with more frequent sessions such as weekly, gradually reducing or stretching out weeks at a time as your symptoms improve.

What can I expect during a chiropractic session for plantar fasciitis?

Based on a thorough assessment of your foot health, your treatment may include techniques such as gentle adjustments, soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, stretching exercises, foot and gait analysis, and recommendations for at-home care.

Are there lifestyle changes I can make to support my treatment?

Absolutely! Here are a few general recommendations:

  • Wear supportive shoes.
  • Use a ball to stretch your planta fascia.
  • Avoid prolonged periods of standing or walking on hard surfaces.
  • Practice stretching exercises as recommended by your chiropractor.
Do I need a referral from my GP to see your team for plantar fasciitis?

No. As our chiropractors are primary health care practitioners, you do not need a referral to see us. Feel free to book an appointment or ask us any questions.

Is chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans cover it. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

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