Do Chiropractors work with Plantar Fascitis?

The foot consists of 26 bones, more bones than in the entire spine! Chiropractors can adjust these bones back into proper position, allowing the foot to function properly. 

Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue mobilization therapy used to address plantar fasciitis by targeting adhesions, scar tissue, and muscle imbalances in the foot and lower leg. ART involves applying precise tension and movement to affected soft tissue areas to break down adhesions, improve tissue flexibility, and restore proper function. Specifically for plantar fasciitis, ART may focus on releasing tightness in the plantar fascia, calf muscles, and surrounding structures to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and enhance overall foot biomechanics. Regular ART sessions can help alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and prevent reoccurrence of plantar fasciitis.

Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (PDTR) assists in addressing plantar fasciitis by identifying and correcting dysfunctional proprioceptive reflexes that contribute to neuromuscular imbalances affecting the foot and lower leg. By targeting specific reflex pathways associated with the plantar fascia and related muscles, PDTR aims to reset aberrant neurological patterns, restore proper sensory feedback, and improve muscle coordination to alleviate pain and dysfunction associated with plantar fasciitis.

Rocktaping the Plantar Fascia feels fantastic, and helps to decompress the region. Cupping and Fascial release tools can also be applied to the Plantar Fascia to help break up adhesions leading to pain and dysfunction.