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Plantar Fasciitis Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy’s power to transform lives is evident when it comes to conditions like Plantar Fasciitis. This common cause of heel pain, affecting both athletes and non-athletes alike, can seriously disrupt your daily activities. As the city of Toronto grows into an ever-expanding hub for aspiring athletes, the incidence of Plantar Fasciitis is rising—which underscores the need for effective treatment strategies.

Welcome to the Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre, a leading-edge facility located in Toronto, delivering high-quality physiotherapy services. We understand foot health and the complexities of conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, making us a preferred choice for individuals seeking relief and recovery.

Our services encompass a broad spectrum, with customized treatment plans designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Focusing primarily on exercise therapy and manual therapy, along with educationabout the condition and its management, we stress on a comprehensive approach that addresses both the symptoms and the root cause. The goal? To help you regain function and get back to your regular routine as swiftly and smoothly as possible. Trust us to guide you on your road to recovery.

Physiotherapy’s power to transform lives is evident when it comes to conditions like Plantar Fasciitis. This common cause of heel pain, affecting both athletes and non-athletes alike, can seriously disrupt your daily activities. As the city of Toronto grows into an ever-expanding hub for aspiring athletes, the incidence of Plantar Fasciitis is rising—which underscores the need for effective treatment strategies.

Welcome to the Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre, a leading-edge facility located in Toronto, delivering high-quality physiotherapy services. We understand foot health and the complexities of conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, making us a preferred choice for individuals seeking relief and recovery.

Our services encompass a broad spectrum, with customized treatment plans designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Focusing primarily on exercise therapy and manual therapy, along with educationabout the condition and its management, we stress on a comprehensive approach that addresses both the symptoms and the root cause. The goal? To help you regain function and get back to your regular routine as swiftly and smoothly as possible. Trust us to guide you on your road to recovery.

Symptoms

Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis typically manifests with a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel. This pain may intensify in the morning as you take your first steps, and occasionally, post excessive standing or rising from seated positions. You may also experience pain after prolonged periods of exercise.

Symptom Variability

It’s crucial to know that the intensity and timing of these symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. Some individuals may feel pain intermittently, while others may experience it persistently. It might concentrate in the arch of the foot in some cases, rather than the heel.

Warning Signs for Professional Help

Should your pain increase in intensity over time, impede your daily activities, or fail to improve despite rest and home remedies, it could be time to seek professional help. Also, if you notice swelling in your heel, encounter trouble standing on your toes, or have numbing sensations, seek immediate medical intervention.

Contact us today.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, do not endure in silence. Our team of experts is ready to assist you with highly effective treatment options. Get in touch with us at Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre today, and let’s work together on your path to recovery.

Causes

As part of our commitment to Promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles at Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre, it’s crucial to educate our patients on common sports injuries. One such condition, often misunderstood, is the painful foot complaint known as Plantar Fasciitis. Understanding the causes can aid in prevention and treatment.

Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Overuse: Intensive exercises like long-distance running may stress and damage your fascia.
  • Obesity: Extra weight adds pressure on your plantar fascia, leading to straining and inflammation.
  • Inadequate Foot Gear: Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles can contribute to plantar fasciitis.

Common Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age: It commonly affects people between 40 and 60 years of age.
  • Pronated Foot: A foot with an arch that tends to collapse can lead to plantar fasciitis.
  • Occupations: Jobs requiring long hours on your feet can increase the risk.

Treatment at Studioathletica Clinic

Discover Varied Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis, a common foot issue, can be brought under control using a wide array of treatments available at the Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre in Toronto.

Non-Surgical Interventions: A variety of non-invasive methods can work wonders in managing the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

  • Chiropractic: Helps in realigning and correcting foot biomechanics, contributing to pain relief.
  • Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy: Both therapies assist in relaxing the plantar fascia, relieving tension and promoting healing.
  • Acupuncture: Famous for its pain healing properties, acupuncture can stimulate the body’s natural painkillers to alleviate symptoms.

Injection Treatments: For chronic conditions, injection therapies can be extremely beneficial.

  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections and Durolane Injections: These injections assist in lubricating the joints, reducing inflammation, and promoting mobility.
  • PRP and nStride Injections: Utilize your body’s natural healing mechanism to restore normal function.
  • Synvisc Injection: Another effective solution that provides lubrication and cushioning to the impacted areas.

Advanced Treatments: In extreme cases, treatments like Orthopaedic Surgery and Interventional radiology are recommended.

Regenerative medicine is looked upon as a future aspect in treating Plantar Fasciitis. Utilizing the body’s natural healing processes, it aims to heal damaged tissues and organs.

Each treatment is uniquely tailored according to your needs. With a comprehensive approach, we aim to help you get back on your feet, literally!

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Based on 336 reviews
I couldn’t have better experience! Russel is very professional, and knowledgeable. I rightly recommended.
Glaucia Freita
Glaucia Freita
2022-11-27
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Adam Loewestein
Adam Loewestein
2022-11-26
As a lawyer, living downtown, it is difficult to carve out time for physical therapy. However, I have to emphatically recommend Dr. Germann at Push Pounds Sports Medicine. Attention to detail, friendly, and an excellent communicator are a few of the superb qualities you will experience. Highly recommend; your spine will thank you.
Mohamed Hashim
Mohamed Hashim
2022-11-25
Dr majidi was extremely helpful and was able to get me the brace i was looking for within 2 days of me ordering it. There office was state of the art and his administrative staff was attentive to all of my questions and needs. Highly recommend.
Shyam Srinivasan
Shyam Srinivasan
2022-11-15
DONT EVEN HESITATE! This place is a true blessing for customers , from customer service to professional experienced staff to compassionate care. I highly recommend them.
Ahmad Adel
Ahmad Adel
2022-11-09
Fantastic experience working with Russell, thanks so much guys!
Ilia D
Ilia D
2022-11-08
I had an injury in my disc that was life altering. I had pain 24/7 and I could no longer live my normal life. I couldn’t sit at work, no more sports, gym, exercise and I gained a lot of weight. I went to many physio sessions, chiro’s, RMT, cold bats, etc at other clinics, but I was still in pain. I decided that I needed a real plan to get control over my life. I asked around and I was referred to Studio Pushpounds. My friends indicated NBA players, EPL, NHL players fly and/or come here for treatment when they are in Toronto. If the best of the world trusts this clinic, then it would surely be good enough for me. My doctor was Dr. Darrin Germann. Dr. German is my hero. He spent time to properly diagnose my issue and create a gameplan that was altered after every session based on progression. Every time I entered his room, he was reviewing our notes, and like a mad genius planning out that day’s sessions. He knows each case personally, and I could tell he was invested in my health. And in turn, I put in my 100% efforts to what he wanted me to do not just in the clinic, but outside of it. I’m now back in the gym, swimming, and pain free. If you are dedicated to fixing your problems, I highly recommend you see Dr. Germann. Dr. Germanns character is class, and he is very professional. The man is a stud and a great inspiration and a role model you need when going through injuries. He does what he preaches, and it shows in his own physique and lifestyle in terms of diet and workouts. He is going to do big things in his field and if you are lucky enough to see him for your treatment, he is the miracle you have been looking for. Thank you, Doc., You already know how much my life quality has changed.
Farbod Tahriri
Farbod Tahriri
2022-10-31
The Push Pounds Sports Medicine Team is incredible! We researched four different clinics before choosing Push Pounds and deciding on Josh Irwanto as the main physiotherapist for our teen’s ACL recovery. The attention and level of care from the start of our recovery program was remarkable. Josh and Peter (second physiotherapist team member) took the time to explain the recovery plan while demonstrating compassion and understanding along the complete process. Our child felt motivated, supported and driven to work hard. Our family has immense gratitude towards the Push Pounds team and their knowledge + professionalism towards their patients recovery goals. Our teen is back playing on the field healthier and stronger than ever. A million thanks to Josh and his entire team!
J Rizzo
J Rizzo
2022-10-16
If you’re recovering from an injury of ANY kind, look no further, Push Pounds/Studio Athletica is the ONLY place to go. After a nasty proximal humerus fracture, I was at a loss when it came time to start rehab. After endless searching and coming across Studio Athletica online, I found Physiotherapist Josh and decided to start my healing journey. Josh (alongside every single one of the support staff) has been an integral part of my healing not only physically, but mentally as well. You don’t really know the effects of a bad injury has on your entire wellbeing until it happens to you. And at 35 and never having broken a bone, I thought I was in the clear. ;) Josh’s dedication to my progress each week was what kept my spirits up. He knew when to push me and when not to and provided endless encouragement along the way. Physiotherapy included a combination of treatments on the table as well as mobility and strengthening in the gym. After months of this combo and being diligent about my at-home exercises, I’m confident in saying that I have my arm/shoulder back and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I must add.. during the time I was rehabilitating my shoulder, I had some foot injuries along the way. After an assessment from Josh during an appointment, he said that Chiropractor Dr. Germann was the person I should see. Everything that I said about Josh above can be echoed about Dr. G. Another gem of a human and incredibly knowledgeable about the craft of healing. Safe to say a have two working feet and back to walking many, many km’s a day. Long story short, if you want a dedicated team, top of the line treatment options, and a gym with all the equipment you could ever need, Push Pounds/ Studio Athletica is the place for you.
Mandy Marsden
Mandy Marsden
2022-10-13
Late last year I developed achilles pain that was impacting my ability to play high-level sports so I was referred to Dr. Darrin Germann at Push Pounds/Studio Athletica. I saw Dr. Darrin weekly and the sessions were split between gym exercises (the facility is brand-new and has a fully equipped gym with turf) and treatments which allowed for a more holistic approach to my recovery. Dr. Darrin always had a game-plan ready for the day based on how I was feeling that week and adjusted as needed. He got me back on my feet playing on the national team for Ultimate frisbee within 4 months! The entire team is welcoming, friendly and well-organized. I can’t recommend it enough!
Sarah Bobak
Sarah Bobak
2022-10-13

About Studioathletica Clinic

About Push Pounds Sports Medicine

Welcome to Push Pounds Sports Medicine, where we’re passionate about empowering individuals to reach optimal physical performance and overall wellness. As a leading sports medicine and physiotherapy center in the heart of Toronto, we’re dedicated to delivering personalized and effective treatments for conditions like Plantar Fasciitis. We aim to provide a world-class experience for everyone in our care, from celebrated athletes to individuals just beginning their road to recovery.

Our multidisciplinary team, consisting of clinic director Dr. Amir Majidi, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Menna, and performance director Alonzo Roxx Thornhill, collaborates to offer evidence-based healthcare. Our professionals combine their years of experience with advanced techniques to deliver the best outcomes.

At Push Pounds, our approach to musculoskeletal care includes pain management, rehabilitation, and physical performance training. With a well-rounded service portfolio including physiotherapy, performance nutrition, chiropractic care, personal training, and VO2 max testing, we address healthcare as a holistic pursuit.

Located centrally in downtown Toronto, our state-of-the-art facility pairs cutting-edge technology with a relaxing, inviting environment. Here, at Push Pounds Sports Medicine, we’re more than just a clinic. We’re a dedicated team committed to guiding you towards a pain-free life with improved physical abilities, ensuring a return to daily activities with comfort and ease. Welcome to a world of care that works for you.

Take the first step towards healing! Book your consultation at Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre now to discuss your Plantar Fasciitis repair options. Conveniently located in downtown Toronto and East York, we’re committed to helping you return to your active lifestyle. Call us today at 416-722-3393 (Downtown Toronto) or 416-888-1008 (East York)! Don’t let pain hold you back, let’s Push Pounds together!

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FAQ About Plantar Fasciitis Physiotherapy

1. What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder that occurs when the plantar fascia – a band of tissue running along the bottom of your foot – becomes inflamed. This condition can cause severe heel pain.

2. How can physiotherapy aid plantar fasciitis?
Physiotherapy provides evidence-based treatments that aim to relieve pain, restore mobility, and improve foot function. This may include specific exercises, soft tissue manipulation, and guided activity modification.

3. What treatment approaches does Push Pounds Sports Medicine use for plantar fasciitis?
Our centre utilizes a multi-faceted approach combining manual therapy, customized rehabilitation programs that accommodate your physical and lifestyle needs, and education about injury management and prevention strategies.

4. How long is each therapy session?
Typically, each therapy session lasts about 30-60 minutes. The session length depends on the severity of your condition and the recommended treatment strategy.

5. How many sessions do I need to see improvement?
Progress varies from person to person, however, most patients begin noticing relief after 2-3 sessions. Over time, and with consistent adherence to the exercise program, the severity and frequency of pain will significantly reduce.

6. What can I do at home to speed up my recovery?
In addition to therapy sessions, we advocate for a consistent home exercise program. We also recommend lifestyle adjustments such as wearing appropriate footwear and taking breaks during prolonged standing or walking activities.

7. Can plantar fasciitis recur after treatment?
Yes, it can, especially if there’s a return to activities that initially caused the problem without appropriate modifications. However, continuing with foot exercises and preventive measures can reduce the risk of recurrence greatly.

Remember, early detection and intervention are vital to effectively manage plantar fasciitis. Contact Push Pounds Sports Medicine for a comprehensive assessment and personalized therapy program for optimal foot health.

Don’t endure the discomfort of Plantar Fasciitis! At Push Pounds Sports Medicine Centre, we are here to assist with specialized physiotherapy. Say goodbye to pain and get back to an active life. Call us now at Downtown Toronto 416-722-3393 or East York 416-888-1008 to schedule your first consultation.