The 9 Most Common Questions people ask about my Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Programme

May 10, 2023

Over the last 9 months of Treating people in Stratford Upon Avon with Plantar Fasciitis with lots of conversations about how I can help you I have come up with the 9 most common questions.

1. What is the price of treatment?

Answer: Treatment varies and is dependent on what is needed. A consultation is essential to assess the issues, medical history and devise a treatment plan. Cost of a Consultation is £49 and treatment cost starts at £75 for a session. More detail on costing and treatment can be found here:

2. What exactly is the treatment? you use medical devices tell me more?

Answer: Treatment uses the medical device InterX to treat the pain and inflammation of Plantar Fascia and the pulsed electro stimulation helps the fascia heal. Red Light therapy also helps reduce pain and accelerate healing more detail can be found here:

3. You talk about a multidisciplinary approach and Homework what do you mean?

Answer: Homework is mobility movements at home to be done daily. These help in the first instance with Range of Movement, the progression onto walking and standing and finally extended walking. You normally have to do 6 minutes walking a day as a starting point. Examples of the types of movement you can be asked to do are here:

4. You talk about obvious success, how successful is the treatment?

Answer: For Plantar Fasciitis this year I have had a 93% success rate of people having a pain reduction of 90% or more and a 300% increase in mobility (difficult to be accurate based on magnitude of improvement). I have clients going from less than 1000 steps a day to been able to walk 15000 repeated over several days. The pain is difficult to reduce to zero all the time as I am constantly pushing you to improve physically so fighting against myself. I have conducted a significant amount of research on Fascia and Plantar fasciitis more information is in my Facebook Group

5. You talk about this 5 step process what are the steps?

Answer: The first of the 5 steps is a consultation which is very extensive and covers medical history, pain, physical movements and is essentially fault finding to build a treatment plan. The second and third steps are the medical devices dealt with in question 2. Step 4 is Homework and is dealt with in Question 3. Step 5 is review which is done at the start and end of each session and informs treatment progress and homework progress and any changes which need to be made. More detail on the 5 steps can be found here 

6. How does your treatment compare to others for example Physiotherapy, Osteopath, acupuncture or another medical device shockwave?

Answer: Some of the movements I use are taken from physiotherapy and adapted. I have analysed human movements for 14 years in rehabilitation and sport at University. This gives me a basis to adapt movements to suit the treatment but most importantly You! Again some movements are adapted from Osteopaths and Chiropractors but the advantage is I am not limited by one perspective so can blend techniques and customise. Acupuncture has links with interX for nerve stimulation and some forms of acupuncture use current t enhance the effectiveness of treatment. Acupuncture also works with fascia at its core so again has links with interX. Other medical devices have a positive impact, shock wave therapy works well on soft tissue and has had some great results. Essentially treatment is a combination of ingredients I use a variety and assess effectiveness, and adapt if needed. This I have found increases success, limiting to one approach will not always work.

7. I have plantar fasciitis but I also have lower back pain do you help with other issues?

Answer: Yes I also am a expert at working with ankles, hips, knees, lower back and other issues like carpel tunnel syndrome. See success stories 

8. I have joined your Facebook group Plantar Fasciitis Masterclass and you seem to not like and discourage orthotics? Why is this when I have prescription orthotics?

Answer: Orthotics in my experience should be used for plantar fasciitis as a short term option to help with healing and foot strengthening. Not a permanent thing as the foot relies on the crutch of the orthotic and cannot heal as not been used correctly. Essentially with plantar fasciitis you have an injury it needs some temporary support then you need to rehabilitate. For example if you break your arm, it’s in plaster for 6 weeks, then taken out of plaster and you start using it again. Its weak at first and movement is difficult but with the correct Rehabilitation it improves quickly. Plantar fasciitis is exactly the same in my view. You can register for my Plantar Fasciitis Masterclass HERE:  

9. Who are you and what is your skills and experience?

Answer: I am Stephen Grinnell and I have successfully treated over 2000 people over the last 8 years at my InterX Pain Clinic. I have a lecturing Background and MSc in Physical Rehabilitation and I am an expert at treating Plantar Fasciitis and have treated over 93 people this year. More detail on me:

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment is Available at InterX Pain Clinic Stratford Upon Avon

If you would like to know more about how I treat plantar fasciitis please call Stephen on 01789 228123 for a conversation or use the messenger icon. Alternatively join the plantar fasciitis masterclass group which can be accessed HERE.

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About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 8 years where he has treated well over 2000 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 63 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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