4 Orthotic Aids to Help Training

Does your body require a little extra support during training because of a previous fitness injury or biomechanical deficiency? While physical training and strengthening workouts can go a long way to addressing common musculoskeletal (MSK) issues, your efforts may be complemented by a wearable orthotic aid. Check out this quick guide to four orthotic supports… Read More

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How to Avoid & Treat these Common Fitness Bootcamp Injuries

These days, fitness bootcamp classes are incredibly popular. However, at the same time, so is the number of people who are injuring themselves during these intense workouts. The issue here is not the workouts themselves; rather, it is participants and exercise professionals who do not know how to properly prevent and treat workout-related injuries. Explained… Read More

A Systematic Review of Diagnostic & Treatment Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis

Research Paper Title Plantar fasciitis in athletes: diagnostic and treatment strategies. A systematic review. Background Plantar fasciitis is reported in different sports mainly in running and soccer athletes. Purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of published literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of PF in both recreational and élite athletes. The… Read More

A Systematic Review of Plantar Fasciitis in Athletes

Research Paper Title Plantar fasciitis in athletes: diagnostic and treatment strategies. A systematic review. Background Plantar fasciitis (PF) is reported in different sports mainly in running and soccer athletes. Purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of published literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of PF in both recreational and élite athletes.… Read More

Does Wearing Combat Boots Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis & Combat Boots A common search phrase regarding plantar fasciitis is whether it can be caused by wearing combat boots. The Simple Answer No, not directly. The Longer Answer The general consensus has moved away from inflammation as the cause to microtears in the origin of the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation. With… Read More

Is Higher BMI Associated with Plantar Fasciopathy/Fasciitis?

Research Paper Title Higher body mass index is associated with plantar fasciopathy/‘plantar fasciitis’: systematic review and meta-analysis of various clinical and imaging risk factors. Question What (risk) factors are associated with plantar fasciopathy (PF)? Design Systematic review with meta-analyses. Participants Patients with PF. Factors All factors described in prospective, case–control or cross-sectional observational studies. Results… Read More

New Webpage on Plantar Fasciitis

A new webpage has just been upload which looks at the heel pain associated with the condition known as plantar fasciitis. The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight bearing exercise. An… Read More