Treating Plantar Fasciitis with Massage Therapy

About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to identify what plantar fasciitis is and what methods we, as massage therapists, can use to treat it in our clients. We will examine the anatomy of the plantar fascia, its role in the movement of the foot and ankle, and what happens when it becomes inflamed. We will also examine massage therapy techniques that can be used to treat it when our clients present with either an acute or chronic plantar fasciitis, as well as some self-care tools they can use at home. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the anatomical structures and functions of the plantar fascia.
  • Recall the causes, pathology, and symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
  • Examine methods of treating plantar fasciitis with massage therapy techniques.
  • Discuss self-care practices to treat plantar fasciitis.