Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Plantar Fasciitis

What option do i need?  Online or In Clinic?


You can do either - If you live on the Gold Coast in Australia it may be easier for you to come in to our state of the art clinic at Vasity Lakes. If you live anywhere else it may suit you btter if you have a telehealt appoinment with one of our team or purchase one of the online rehab courses




Plantar Fasciitis - What is it?


Plantar Fasciitis is a commonly reported condition which ultimately results in heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis is an injury to the large fibrous band of connective tissue under the arch and heel in which the plantar fascia becomes sore and thickened. The Plantar fascia is referred to as the plantar aponeurosis and is made up primarily of longitudinally positioned collagen fibres. It is anatomically divided into three bands that originate from the heel and progress forwards. These are known as the medial, central and lateral bands of the Plantar Fascia. It is important to understand that the Plantar Fascia is fascia not muscle and cannot contract in any way. However, a healthy plantar fascia does lengthen and functions almost like a spring to help support the arch. This is achieved as the plantar fascia is tensioned through the great toe extension mechanism (Windlass Mechanism). As it is tensioned it helps support the arch. Currently the medical literature reports that Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative process of micro tears of the plantar fascia in which fascial thickening and scarring as well as a breakdown of collagen results rather than inflammatory changes. Hence many referring to this condition now as Plantar Fasciopathy rather than Plantar Fasciitis (which means inflamed plantar fascia). Some simple facts: Plantar Fasciitis is the number 1 adult heel pain complaint Approximately 10% of population will experience Plantar Fasciitis at some time during their life Plantar Fasciitis is most common in women Plantar Fasciitis is most common in people aged between 35 and 60. Plantar Fasciitis is the most googled foot injury with over 2 million people per day using this search term If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Plantar Fasciitis also. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you will learn about in the remainder of this course is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain.




Plantar Fasciitis - How do I find out more?


Easy - Sign up to do our online course for free. Click here




Plantar Fasciitis - Why do I have it?


Plantar Fasciitis - Why do I have this heel pain all of a sudden? The cause of Plantar Fasciitis is unclear but we do know that: Pain in the heel is normally caused from the over working of the plantar foot muscles and the planter fascia Plantar Fasciitis risk factors also include excessive weight gain, long periods of standing poor footwear change in loads (ie more steps) as well as hyper pronation syndromes. At our private clinic in Australia we see Plantar Fasciitis heel pain all year round but we think it is particularly prevalent during the summer months when people are more active and more likely to be barefoot. At the Lower Extremity Group we also see a trend that correlates weakness in particular foot musculature with Plantar Fasciitis heel pain. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Plantar Fasciitis also. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you will learn about in the remainder of this course is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain.




Plantar Fasciitis - How do we Help fix Plantar Fasciitis?


Managing Plantar Fasciitis heel pain is actually very easy. But there are NO MAGIC CURES!! The successful management of Plantar Fasciitis involves a solid plan that can be executed on a daily basis. It is the implementation of a successful plan which is inclusive of the elements above that leads to you successful management of Plantar Fasciitis. Using our online Plantar Fasciitis rehab program via our futuristic app. The main way we help clients from all over the world manage their Plantar Fasciitis heel pain is via our easy to use mobile application that we have partnered with. In your program you are instructed on the various exercises each day with videos. These videos are a matrix of stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, massage and management techniques. They are easy to understand and tailored so that you can perform them at home. You will have the option each day to record the amount of exercises that you perform and the software will instruct you of the recommended amount. You can also record your comfort levels during the exercise. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Plantar Fasciitis also. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you will learn about in the remainder of this course is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain.





Sever's Heel Pain

Sever’s Heel Pain - What is it?


Sever’s Heel Pain is a common childhood injury where the heel growth plate is sore and inflamed. It is commonly referred to as a growing pain of the heel. And this is correct. If you look at the Xray to the lower left of this screen, the yellow arrow is pointing to a heel bone and more correctly a growth plate. This heel growth plate the Sever’s heel pain area. Growth plates are prevalent in the human body when the child is growing and this put simply is how our bones elongates and we get bigger. Sever’s was first described in the medical literature by Warren Sever in 1912. It is also referred to as Calcaneal Apophysitis or even Sever's Disease - We think using the term “Sever’s Heel Pain” is much easier!! Some simple facts: Sever’s heel pain is the number 1 childhood heel pain complaint Sever's is most common in children aged between 9 and 14. Often Sever’s can be a direct result of increased athletic behaviours or overload of sports training. Sever’s is quite painful during and after sports and the child may be seen visibly limping or running without pushing off. Some days will be better than others - and this is usually dependant on how much sports activity (load) the child has been involved in recently. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Sever's Heel Pain. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you need is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your child's Sever's Heel Pain.




Sever's Heel Pain - How do I find out more?


Easy - you can sign up to do our online course - Go on its FREE!!! Click here




Sever’s Heel Pain - Why does my child have Sever's Disease


Pain in the heel growth plate is normally caused from the over working of the Achilles and plantar foot muscles pulling in opposite directions to one another creating a traction load on the growth plate. At the ages of 8-12 this growth plate is particularly sensitive as it is trying to become adult bone but with the tug of war created between the Achilles and the plantar foot muscles it becomes sore and inflamed. At our private clinic in Australia we see Sever’s heel pain all year round but we think it is particularly prevalent during the school year and especially correlated with the onset of new athletic activity. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs.Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Sever's Heel Pain. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you need is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your child's Sever's Heel Pain.




Sever’s Heel Pain - How to get rid of Sever's Disease


​​​Managing Sever’s heel pain is actually very easy. But there are NO MAGIC CURES!! The successful management of sever’s involves a solid plan that can be executed by your child on a daily basis.It is essential to have a plan for keeping the heel “warmed up” even sports breaks like time outs or during half times. Most children will limp visibly if the heel is not “warmed up”. It is the implementation of a successful plan which is inclusive of the elements aged above that leads to your child continuing to participate in the sport they love with less pain. Using our online Sever’s rehab program via our futuristic app. The main way we help children from all over the world manage their Sever’s heel pain is via our easy to use mobile application that we have partnered with .In your program you are instructed on the various exercises each day with videos. These videos are a matrix of stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, massage and management techniques. They are easy to understand and tailored so that your child can perform them at home.You will have the option each day to record the amount of exercises that you perform and the software will instruct you of the recommended amount. You can also record your comfort levels during the exercise. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs.Also, just so you know we offer a 4 week online program for Sever's Heel Pain. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you need is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your child's Sever's Heel Pain.





Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction - What is it?


The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening of the medial arch of the foot. PTTD is often called adult acquired flatfoot because it is the most common type of flatfoot developed during adulthood. PTTD is usually progressive, which means it will keep getting worse, especially if it is not treated early. The aim of this course is to simplify the information into a concise reference of the facts of what to do and how to do it to help manage PTTD. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 6 week online program for Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction also. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you will learn about in the remainder of this course is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction.




Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfucntion - Why do I have it


Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction - Why do I have this arch collapse and pain all of a sudden? The cause of PTTD can be many different factors: Pain in the Tibialis Posterior is sometimes caused from the over working of the muscle itself from a biomechanical reason Histological examination has shown that, rather than tendinitis (tendon inflammation), the process is one of tendinosis (tendon degeneration), and the tibialis posterior tendon becomes fibrotic through a process of repeated microtrauma A poor blood supply to the tendon has been identified as it courses posterior to the medial malleolus.Mechanical factors must be at play that predispose the tendon to progressive fibrosis. A growing body of research proposes that abnormal forces arise from even mild flatfootedness, resulting in lifelong greater mechanical demands on the tibialis posterior than in a normal foot. Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction risk factors also include excessive weight gain, long periods of standing poor footwear change in loads (ie more steps) as well as hyper pronation syndromes. Conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and previous ankle or foot trauma are all possible links to the condition At the Lower Extremity Group we also see a trend that correlates weakness in particular foot musculature. If you need more information or would like a consultation please click here and we can organise one for you right away. These consults can be done in clinic or online via our state of the art software that runs our business and rehab programs. Also, just so you know we offer a 6 week online program for Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction also. This program is amazing!!! The exact rehab you will learn about in the remainder of this course is delivered right to your smart device in video format each day. It will guide you through the exact exercises you will learn about in this course and successful manage your Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction.




Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfucntion - How do I fix it?