There are several factors to take into account when searching for the right physical therapist for relief from plantar fasciitis. Here are five questions to keep in mind when choosing the best therapist for your recovery.
1. Does your therapist specialize in treating plantar fasciitis?
Your first question to ask – and arguably the most important question – should be whether or not the physical therapist you are considering specializes in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?
Look for a physical therapist that is well-versed in the Graston Technique, in dry needling, and in assessing the mechanics of running and walking among other targeted forms of treatment for plantar fasciitis.
2. Does your therapist know the right exercises, products, or services to stretch the tense muscles of the feet?
Stretching your feet and ankles will increase flexibility, relieve pain, and strengthen your muscles to decrease the painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
Your therapist can teach you stretches and exercises to do at home with the aid of foam rollers, household items like towels and frozen water bottles, or therapeutic massage.
3. Does your therapist recommend patented, medically-sound products?
There are plenty of items, services, and at-home remedies for alleviating plantar fasciitis pain, but not all of these are effective or safe for your recovery. Your therapist should recommend products such as night splints or custom, orthotic footwear that are proven to successfully relieve pain.
Items and exercises that are backed by a patent or by a medical professional can ensure that you don’t waste time or money on faulty products or risk worsening your injury.
4. Does your therapist have positive reviews?
When in doubt, read reviews! Customer reviews can speak volumes on the overall success and effectiveness of the therapist in question.
Have customers found relief with their therapist? Have they found the environment to be comfortable and friendly? These are just a few questions to keep in mind when searching for the right physical therapist for you.
5. Does this physical therapy fit into your lifestyle?
Plantar fasciitis pain can disrupt your routine, but finding the right mixture of in-person and at-home physical therapy for you can allow you to take back your time.
At-home stretches, designated periods of rest, and pain-relieving products such as orthopedic footwear can mesh with your personal schedule so that you can get back to living your life pain-free.
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