Entries by Tobias Hall

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To Plantar Fasciitis The term plantar fasciitis (pronounced plantar fash-ee-eye-tis) is somewhat scientifically outdated – its literal translation meaning ‘foot inflammation’ specifically in the plantar fascia.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 […]

Shockwave Therapy For Pain Management

This prospective, randomized and single-blinded study to measure the influence of shock wave therapy on patients with low back pain. In todays world there are many ways of treating and managing lower back pain and sciatic pain. The common medical approach for lower back pain therapy is still mainly pharmacological – which definitely has its […]

Are Migraines Really ‘Caused’ By Issues With Blood Flow To The Brain?

The Classic Explanation For Migraine Migraine is defined as ‘recurrent attack of headache that are commonly unilateral and accompanied by gastrointestinal and visual disorders’.  Although I am not sure that’s the exact wording used by most migraine sufferers describe their migraines Your average white coat type would explain migraine as  “a complex neurovascular disorder involving […]

Your Soft Tissues are a Precious Gift 

Your Body’s Fascial System The bodies soft connective tissue (fascia) is an unspeakably precious gift that you received before your birth. Like most of life’s most basic blessings we tend to take our fascia completely for granted while we are in a state of optimum health. In fact we have taken fascia for granted as […]

Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis – The Great Debate 

Intro Millions of people have chosen the prescription of orthotics for plantar fasciitis as part of their attempts to free themselves from pain. Many claim great success using orthotics for plantar fasciitis while others find the results to be more on the ‘meh’ spectrum. Let’s look at the arguments for and against custom orthotics for […]