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Plantar Fascia – Soft Tissue Release

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To work into the plantar fascia, gently dorsiflex the ankle and extend your client’s toes. Work in a proximal direction, going from the metatarsal heads toward the anterior aspect of the calcaneus.

For clients with plantar fasciitis, I first work with relaxing the Gastrocnemius and Soleus. Sometimes the plantar fascia is too tender to be massaged.

In the video, I am working with the client prone. It is also possible to do this work with your client supine.


I use my thumbs to do the work and have never had thumb issues. You may find it easier to use your middle phalanges or your knuckles to do the work.

Related Videos:

At the beginning of the video, I referenced Tibial Torsion. Videos on Tibial Torsion can be seen here:

Tibial Torsion

Tibial Torsion Exercise

Gastrocnemius and Soleus – Soft Tissue Release

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Self Care

Calf and Foot Exercise




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