Entries by Tobias Hall

Reflections on Walnuts & What They Can Tell Us About Pain

Walnuts Are Healthy! Walnuts are delicious, they also make an extremely worthwhile nutritional contribution to many recipes and dishes the world over.  To say that walnuts are nutritious is a whopping understatement. Walnuts contain healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just for starters. There’s so much professional interest in walnuts within the […]

Where Do Our Beliefs About Pain Come From – Warning: LONG READ

A History Lesson.. Sigh.. I don’t think for a minute you really came here for a medical history lesson. Neither did I to be honest. I just want you to understand your pain in a way that empowers you to move past it. The simple fact is that regardless of whether you have back pain, […]

Plantar Fasciitis Taping Vs Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Introduction Plantar fasciitis is notoriously difficult to treat, thankfully though difficult is not the same as ‘impossible’. The difficulty in getting treated successfully is partly due to the sheer number of management options available. The number of possible ways to manage plantar fasciitis makes it tough to know which you should pursue. One of the […]

A Surprising Sciatic/Back Pain Treatment Story

‘There is absolutely nothing I can do to help you’ I said. The patient had lived through 3 months of sciatic pain so severe that she had barely slept in that time – let alone worked, exercised or smiled. If you know back pain and sciatic pain patients you can spot the ones with true […]

Plantar Fasciitis Under the Microscope – The True Cause of Plantar Fasciitis 

Introduction To Plantar Fasciitis The term plantar fasciitis (pronounced plantar fash-ee-eye-tis) is somewhat scientifically outdated – its literal translation meaning ‘foot inflammation’ specifically in the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is ligamentous sheet made of flexible, fibrous tissue –  and it stretches from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia forms […]