Category Archives: plantar fasciitis

Open Your Feet to Feel the effect

Our feet support our whole body! When we release the fasica of our feet, the bones of the feet are able to artiulate with ease. Our gait changes, we find walking easier and stress is actually alleviated from other areas of the body. For this reason, I have had clients who have experienced a decrease in headaches, hip pain and back troubles after releasing the fascia of the feet!

We often point to the area that hurts as the problem, but we must remember everything is connected. The feet are our foundation for our skeleton when we are standing, so they effect everything that is balancing on top of them!

Lately, I have been enjoying opening the fascia on the bottom of my feet using resistance balls. I appreciate the technique of the Franklin Method. You can use the special Franklin balls or any other small inflatable ball to do this practice.

Also, I would like to add a side note that opening the psoas muscles and hip flexors can also have a profound effect on the feet and on our gait!!! I find that computer users often end up with super tight hip flexors from sitting all day. They end up with a shortened stride that then inhibits the bones of the feet from articulating fully. So, after you roll out your feet, so yourself a favor and do a nice lunge stretch on that iliopsoas muscle!