✔️ You have pain in your heel or the sole of your foot
✔️ Pain makes it almost impossible for you to walk in the mornings, or when you’ve been on your feet for a while
✔️ Walking barefoot is excruciating
✔️ You’ve tried pain medications or rest, but you’re frustrated that they only give limited relief
✔️ You just wish your feet didn’t hurt so you could get back to your normal routine
✔️ Hands-on treatment techniques
✔️ Home-based rehabilitation exercises and management
✔️ World-Leading EMS DolorClast Radial Shockwave Therapy technology
✔️ An individually tailored Treatment Plan, including hands-on treatment and home rehabilitation advice
✔️ Expert treatment by an Osteopath in our Essendon based clinic, which has served the local community since 2018
✔️ Professional care by our Team who have a combined experience of over 50 years in Osteopathy
The most common cause of Plantar Fasciitis is repetitive micro trauma.
Research suggests that repeated stress of the foot’s arch with weight bearing can lead to an accumulation of tiny tears in the plantar fascia.
Over time, these micro tears become painful.
Plantar fasciitis used to be thought of as an inflammatory condition.
However, we now think of it as more of a degenerative process, common to many tendons in the body.
✔️ Occupations requiring prolonged standing and weight bearing
✔️ Heel Spurs
✔️ Hormonal changes such as Menopause in women
✔️ “Flat feet”, or exceptionally high arches
✔️ Leg length differences
✔️ Tightness in the hamstrings, achilles or calf muscles
✔️ Decreased ankle mobility
✔️ Increased age
✔️ Being overweight or obese
✔️ Certain medical conditions, known as “Spondyloarthropathies”
✔️ Being female: women are 2x more likely than men to develop plantar fasciitis
Some of these factors can’t be changed.
However, here at Lifespan we focus on the things we can control.
Our Expert team are highly trained to help your body move in the best way possible for you.
Shockwave therapy works in two ways.
1. It lowers the concentration of one of the chemicals needed for your body to perceive pain.
2. It interferes with the inflammation process, which may help to kickstart the healing process.
” The results of the multi-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical study demonstrate that treatment with the EMS Swiss DolorClast® provides significant pain- relief to patients with symptoms of proximal plantar fasciitis of at least 6 months duration who had failed previous conservative therapy.”
– EMS Swiss DolorClast®
Summary of Clinical Study Results
Our treatment may be the solution for you if:
✔️ You have tried medication or rest, but nothing seems to be helping
✔️ You’re burning money on new shoes that you think will fix your problem
✔️ Pain is stopping you from doing the things you enjoy
✔️ Pain is causing you to sit a lot more, which is causing other problems such as lower back pain or weight gain
✔️ You want to address the problem at all levels
✔️ You want a “quick fix”
✔️ You’re not prepared to perform some home based exercises or management strategies
✔️ You’re not comfortable having manual therapy performed on you
Lifespan Osteopathy was founded in 2018 by husband and wife team, Dr Jason Ferrante and Dr Lauren Matthews, Osteopaths.
Jason and Lauren are Essendon locals who graduated from RMIT University in 2003 and 2005.
They have built a team of fellow local Osteopaths whose passion is to serve their local Community.
The EMS DolorClast Radial Shockwave machine in use at Lifespan Osteopathy is the only machine currently on the market to have US FDA approval.
This means it has undergone rigorous testing to prove that not only is it safe, it is also effective.
Many other machines simply do not have the efficacy data to back them up.
Conveniently located in Essendon’s famous “Windy Hill” district, Lifespan Osteopathy is well-placed among a range of reputable Medical and Allied Health clinics.
Directly across the road from Windy Hill Fitness Centre, we have ample car parking just outside the door, and a range of public transport options only meters away.