Foot & Ankle

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Morning Heel Pain

I have had several patients complain of heel pain recently, particularly upon waking and placing their feet on the floor. The tendon of the plantar fascia attaches to the bottom of the heel on the inside or medial side of the foot. Excessive traction or pulling of the plantar fascia can irritate this location. As …

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Strain Counterstrain or PRT?

Patients and clients will often ask me what the difference is between strain counterstrain (SCS) and Positional Release Therapy (PRT). Strain Counterstrain (SCS) is the term that Dr. Jones gave the release technique, which was based on his theory that a tissue that is strained abruptly will counterstrain an opposing tissue. Initially, Dr. Jones termed …

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