Find out why NFL, NBA, Super Rugby teams, olympian runners, triathletes and weekend warriors are using the Fasciitis Fighter!
The Fasciitis Fighter was designed to remove the time and hassle with having to regularly roll up a towel to the correct shape to perform specific plantar fascia strengthening exercises.
Using the Fasciitis Fighter, the big toe is placed into an extended position to place some stretch on the plantar fascia (using the windlass mechanism).
In this position calf raises are then performed which places a controlled load through the plantar fascia tissue. This progressive loading over at least twelve weeks may help tissue capacity and load tolerance in the plantar fascia which may help pain levels in persistent plantar fasciitis.
'A simple progressive exercise protocol performed every second day, resulted in superior self reported outcome after 3 months compared with plantar specific stretching ' Rathleff et al 2014.
High load strength training is a evidence based active approach focused on strengthening while placing some load on the plantar fascia tissue and calf muscles. This exercise performed over a three month period or more may help the plantar fascia tolerate the load of day to day activities and improve pain levels in persistent plantar fasciitis.
The Fasciitis Fighter should always be used under the guidance of your health care professional as individual loading parameters will vary.