Plantar Fascia and the deep foot

There are a lot of people who specialise in foot work but for many therapists this can be an overlooked area. For me, it’s a part of the body that I will often start with. Gait, walking, running and general movement starts with the feet, assuming that this is possible.

We hear about foot pain sometimes being classified as plantar fasciitis, but what exactly is the plantar fascia, what does it look like and how does it connect to the deeper structures of the foot?  In addition, how are these fascial structures blended around and connected into the lower limb?  Feet can also be a bit forgotten in the dissection room too, but I have gathered some incredible footage (apologies) of graded dissections where the function and connection of the fascia to the deeper tissues are shown clearly.

As well as the dissection of the foot, we’ll look at some of the connecting elements such as the plantaris and the fibulas, both of which blend strongly into the plantar fascia and could easily be implicated in any foot presentations.


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Julian Baker

Julian Baker has thousands of hours of dissection experience as well as 30 years as a Bowen Therapist and is the principle instructor of The College of Bowen Studies. His focus is always a whole body approach with movement and manual therapists in mind. He is an expert member of the FHT as well as a member of The Anatomical Society, Institute of Anatomical Sciences and the Fascia Research Society. These webinars are a chance to share his hours of videos, photos and discoveries from the lab and help you improve your practice and understanding of the body in a practical way that will transfer directly to your practice.
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