Plantar Fasciitis

Bio-Mechanics
Bio-Mechanics

Patient: Woman 55 years
Occupation: Mother
Pain: 5/10

Complaint: Low Back and Right Leg Pain – The pain was around the sacroiliac area, groin, inner knee and arch of foot.

This pain was the result of dropped arches, with the left foot taking more load than the right foot.

Treatment: Initially deep Massage and Spinal Manipulation to ease the muscle shortening and pain.

This Lady was referred for Biomechanical assessment and had Orthotics specially made.

Prognosis: Excellent – The Orthotics maintain the arches of the foot.

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Dr. Dean Ornish wants you to live longer, and have more fun while you’re at it. He’s one of the leading voices in the medical community promoting a balanced, holistic approach to health, and proving that it works. The author of Eat More, Weigh Less and several other best-selling books, Ornish is best known for his lifestyle-based approach to fighting heart disease. Continue reading Dean Ornish: Help the Body Heal Itself