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Mr. Mike Neugebauer

C.Ped (C), Pedorthist Langley, BC

What is Plantar Fasciitis

Mike Neugebauer, C.Ped (C), discusses plantar fasciitis and orthotics.

Well plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia.

It’s the aponeurosis or tendon-like structure that runs along the bottom of the foot, inserts in the back portion here of the calcaneus, the calcaneal tubercle then fans out to the forefoot.

The way that this comes about is by usually just the irritation, maybe some blunt trauma to the area, repetitive stress either through running or either through an increased activity or weight gain.

Can be an indication in any pronated foot, so when the foot collapses, or a supinated foot, if we have a high arch or a high-structured foot.

Well if you thought you have plantar fasciitis, you first want to go see your family physician. From there, you want to have a diagnosis and then them to refer you to your local pedorthist.

From there a pedorthist will assess and treat for your plantar fascia pain. It could be the use of custom foot orthotics, maybe an over-the-counter product, and that can be in the form of types of splinting, plantar fascia night splints to hold your foot in a certain position at night. May be looking at physiotherapy, massage, active release technique.

Those are the individuals that you want to see outside of the pedorthic realm of treatment.

Presenter: Mr. Mike Neugebauer, Pedorthist, Langley, BC

Local Practitioners: Pedorthist

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BIO: Physiotherapy Now 

After competing his BA at York University in 1994 and the Orthotics & Prosthetics diploma program at George Brown University in 1997, Mike moved west, joining the pedorthic group at Paris Orthotics Ltd. in 2000. He earned his C Ped (C) designation in 2001.

Mike always impresses and sometimes amazes colleagues with his ability to quickly pierce to the root of problems. It is this combination of honed clinical and technical skills that often means rapid relief for clients who arrive in pain and frustration about previously unsuccessful efforts to manage it. One of the company’s five senior pedorthists, Mike has lead responsibility in Port Coquitlam and is the sole practitioner in Langley. He shines in both places.

In his team sports past, Mike has played soccer and varsity water polo and has challenged himself as an individual athlete in downhill and cross country skiing, swimming, cyclocross, track and road cycling and Triathlons. These days, with the new Golden Ears Bridge crossing the Fraser River, he cycles to work in Langley. During ski season, Mike can be found at play on downhill runs, often with his wife and two young sons.

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