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02-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Has anyone dealt with having planter fascitis (dealing with the heel) and doing T-Tapp? :help:
02-16-2010, 11:35 AM
If you use the search button up top you can find a lot of info, but here is a direct post from Teresa on PF (I have personally used T-Tapp to rehab my PF)
Here is a post from Teresa:
KLT positioning automatically creates a subtle NBT aka "arch lift" by creating weight shift to outside of foot. This is coming from strength at point of knee which will initially be greater than at outside of ankle due to natural weight bearing of the body as well as increased gravitational pull (ie: the closer to the ground, the greater weight intensity per square inch within muscle tissue)
To better explain this, it's probably a good idea that I explain what plantar fasciitis is and why KLT works to improve PF condition vs. NBT.
The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot - from heel to toes. It is just below the skin and subcutaneous fat. It helps to secure the arch. Excessive flattening of the arch on weight bearing as well as excessive load on foot due to obesity and over-pronation of the foot (a complex motion that involves outward rotation of the heel and inward rotation of the ankle.
Therefore, NBT technique done by lifting the big toe (which is the beginner's application until neuro-kinetic application of hip/knee roll out and metatarsal strength to "lift" the arch of foot can be applied)actually intensifies tightness of the plantar fascia. This further increases tension/ inflammation at lateral tibia and fibula attachments as well as the heel...all of which complicate plantar fasciitis. Initial strength/flexibility developed within metatarsal muscle attachments by KLT offset this tension as well as initial strength/flexibility developed within ankle muscle attachments by KLT lateral positioning.
Walking with NBT is actually a conservative approach of KLT. Working out with NBT during T-Tapp workouts (Basic, Total, Tempo and More)is actually progressive to intensify full fiber activation, isometric strength as well as joint strength with flexibility at all points of attachment.
Using NBT with regular walking and with Stepping Away the Inches is to create focus of keeping one's weight off the big ball joint. Weight should be mid to lateral - primarily on last two toes ...AND optimal NBT focus should be with weight transfer during full knee extension whereby knee tracks to middle of foot and ball joint and big toe touch without full weight shift.
Hope this better explains my reasoning behind NBT, KLT and their varied applications.
Best wishes, Teresa
02-16-2010, 01:04 PM
I second the rehab! Both my feet are free from any type of pain, plus I don't have flat feet anymore - they have beautiful, healthy arches.:hello2:
02-16-2010, 01:16 PM
I third the rehab!! I could barely walk and I fly through the house these days!
02-16-2010, 01:27 PM
Hi Jennifer! yes! I know what you mean! My feet are in great shape!:p
02-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Just as one foot started getting better, the other one started in! This was just about as I was starting T-Tapping. I had to modify the lunges (especially front lunges), but now my feet are fine. The arch that was flattening due to pregnancies is back!
03-02-2010, 02:48 PM
I have PF but have noticed my feet do not hurt now even if I am all my feet all day, if I remember to keep my arches lifted and walk correctly.
Also, personally I find the expressions 'no big toe' and 'weight on the last two toes' a litte confusing - just keep your weight more on the outside of your feet, instead of inside along the arch.
03-02-2010, 04:41 PM
I understand that can be confusing, but some people tend to roll out their ankles, so that is why Teresa says "last three toes" or no big toe. But as long as it works and you're not rolling out the ankles, you're good to go! ;)
03-03-2010, 07:36 AM
Ah, Trisch!! You have given me an AHA Moment after reading this!! Using ONLY the last 3 toes as support keeps your ankle from rolling out!!!!! (Duh----HUH????) :D
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