Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Melbourne

Say Goodbye to Heel Pain
Don’t let heel pain control your life! Book your assessment with our Align Health Collective Melbourne plantar fasciitis specialist today.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes heel and arch pain. It happens when the plantar fascia is inflamed. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that forms your arch and connects your heel bone to your toes.

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Signs You May Have Plantar Fasciitis 

  • Stabbing pain in your heel, especially after rest. The pain often goes away after a short walk, but may return after prolonged standing or activity. It’s especially noticeable with your first few steps in the morning. 
  • Pain that worsens as the day goes by. It gets more painful the longer you’re on your feet, both standing and walking. 
  • Pain increases after climbing stairs or standing on your toes. These kinds of actions stretch your plantar fascia, and it can hurt when it contracts again. 
  • Stiffness in your heel and foot. This can make it difficult to flex your foot.
  • Tenderness and/or swelling in your heel. Most commonly felt at the end of the day after you’ve been on your feet. 

Less common symptoms include: 

  • A burning or tingling sensation on the bottom of the foot. 
  • Pain that radiates into the arch of the foot. 

Don’t ignore the pain! Seeking treatment early often means a faster and easier recovery. Come to us for plantar fasciitis treatment Melbourne and get your pain-free life back!

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Our Approach to Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Melbourne 

Individualised Assessment 

Your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough examination of your foot. This will include an assessment of structure, gait, muscle imbalances, and lifestyle factors. Our foot specialist will determine which stages of plantar fasciitis you’re in. 

Tailored Treatment Plan 

We’ll design a personalised treatment plan for you, combining: 

  • Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques for plantar fascia release to improve joint mobility and reduce inflammation. 
  • Targeted exercises: Specific exercises to strengthen foot muscles, such as calf raises, improve flexibility and correct movement patterns. 
  • Taping and support: Strapping techniques may offer temporary, immediate pain relief and biomechanical support. 
  • Custom orthotics: Shoe inserts (also known as orthotics) assist with arch support, promote proper foot mechanics, and alleviate the strain and tension caused by plantar fasciitis. 
  • Lifestyle modifications: Suggestions on activity adjustments and managing aggravating factors, such as replacing high-impact sports with low-impact exercise. 
  • Footwear guidance: Based on a footwear assessment, you’ll receive advice and recommendations on the best shoes to support your feet during daily activities and exercise.
  • Gait (walking) analysis and correction (if applicable). 

Chalerm Tuantab, Align HC Founder:
“Our aim is to provide the best evidence based care and outcomes for our patients”

Why Choose Align Health Collective 

Wondering who to see for plantar fasciitis treatment in Melbourne? Our team is ready to help you get back to a pain-free life. 

  • Podiatry specialists: Our physiotherapists have extensive experience and training in treating plantar fasciitis. 
  • Focus on long-term results: We don’t just relieve pain; we correct the underlying issues to prevent recurrence. 
  • Patient-centred, award-winning approach: We work with you to understand your needs and goals, creating a supportive treatment environment. 

How does bulk billing work?

  • All you need is the EPC plan referral from your GP and you will be eligible for bulk billing at our clinic.
  • No concession card required.

Get Back on Your Feet With Plantar Fasciitis Release

Don’t let plantar fasciitis hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact Align Health Collective’s Melbourne clinic today to book your appointment. Take the first step towards pain-free living!Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey to recovery. We’re committed to giving you the best possible care at every turn.

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Bulk Billing

We offer fully bulk-billed Medicare consults and do not charge a gap fee. If you have any questions about bulk billed consultations, ask your doctor about an EPC Care Plan or feel free to give us a call and one of our friendly staff can help you.

45 Minute Initial Consults 

Results based. You aren’t just a number and a time.

Multidisciplinary (MDT)

At our Brisbane physio clinic, we offer Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Dietetics, Clinical Pilates, Shockwave, Dry needling and much more all under one roof.

Open Saturdays!

We’re open on Saturdays every week, at every location! Book now as these spaces fill up very quickly. If you can’t find a time that suits you, please call our friendly team on 03 9853 7836 or email us at [email protected]

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We truly care about you, your history, your injury, and your results. Every treatment strategy is created with you in mind.

Align Health Collective Brisbane

We are conveniently located near the centre of Brisbane, with plenty of parking available nearby.

Address: 1/49 Station Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Tel: 07 2103 3978 

Email: [email protected]

Walking Instructions (from Indooroopilly Station):

  1. Via Westminster Rd and Station Rd (350m, 6 minutes approx.):
    • Head towards Westminster Road.
    • Follow Westminster Road until you reach Station Road.
    • Turn onto Station Road and continue until you arrive.
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    • Stay on Station Road for the entire route.
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Frequently Asked Questions Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Can I still exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Yes, you can still exercise with plantar fasciitis. However, it’s important to modify your routine. Choose low-impact exercises like swimming, cycling, or yoga. Always stretch your calves and plantar fascia before and after workouts.

How long does it take for plantar fasciitis to heal?

With professional treatment, plantar fasciitis can take 6 weeks to 3 months to heal. However, it could take 6 to 12 months to heal completely, or longer if severe. With at-home treatments, your pain should improve within a few months using treatments like stretching and icing. Notably, most cases will heal without serious interventions like plantar fasciitis surgery.

Can plantar fasciitis be prevented?

Yes, plantar fasciitis can often be prevented. Focus on: 

  • Maintaining a healthy weight 
  • Wearing supportive shoes 
  • Stretching your calves and plantar fascia regularly 
  • Gradually easing yourself into physical activity.

Can plantar fasciitis treatment in Melbourne be bulk billed under Medicare?

Yes, plantar fasciitis treatment is covered by podiatry, an allied health service. With a referral from your doctor (GP), you’re eligible for five Medicare-funded allied health visits per calendar year. You could have a combination of treatments or focus solely on one discipline. For example, three physiotherapy and two podiatry sessions, or five podiatry visits.  Medicare may cover your podiatrist plantar fasciitis fees directly (bulk billing). This removes out-of-pocket costs for you.

Still have questions? Email our friendly team at [email protected] or give us a call.