Expert Plantar Fasciitis and foot/heel pain treatment in Santa Barbara: A step beyond traditional Physical Therapy

Your specialist for treating Plantar Fasciitis, foot & heel pain in Santa Barbara. Your natural solution without pills, injections, expensive orthotics, or surgery. Our treatment for your foot pain moves beyond traditional physical therapy.

As a patient, how is treatment at Kineci different:

  • We take the time to listen to you, Your story, your injury, goals and desire: Unlike many high-volume settings where patients are rushed in/out we spend the time we need for YOU
  • Your body is an integrated machine: The source of dysfunction is often hiding in other parts of the body
  • The only dual post-graduate Fellowships trained provider on the Central Coast. Fellowships in AAOMPT (highest credentialed Manual Therapy training) and Applied Functional Science (most comprehensive training in biomechanics)

As specialists, our strategy is:

  1. Evaluate the whole body to find the root cause of the problem
  2. Develop a Personalized Movement Prescription
  3. Work with you to provide permanent relief

FREE Top 3 Home Exercises for
Plantar Fasciitis (Foot / Heel Pain)

Kineci, serving Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and surrounding areas goes beyond ordinary physical therapy treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, foot and heel pain.

  • Are you looking for relief from foot pain or heel pain?
  • Have you been told, as a patient,  you have Plantar Fasciitis?
  • Does it hurt to walk and run?
  • Have you been a patient other foot treatment providers in Santa Barbara but not found the relief you want?
  • Would you like to find a natural solution that addresses the underlying cause of the problem?

You are not alone. Other patients have felt the same way. What they found is disappointment with being told to just rest, take pills, try this injection, or risk a surgery. Patients seeking treatment for foot pain, heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis and more in Santa Barbara have found relief from pain, and freedom to reclaim doing what they love by coming to Kineci.

Having your foot hurt with every step, especially when you first get up in the mornings can be frustrating, annoying, and down-right depressing. It’s not right and you shouldn’t have to be afraid to take your first few steps out of bed in the mornings.

Moving forward in life and feeling confident striding into the future shouldn’t hurt.

Self-Test Video for Plantar Fasciitis
(Foot / Heel Pain)

Our beautiful town of Santa Barbara offers tons of gorgeous walking, hiking, and running opportunities. It’s a shame if your foot and heel pain or Plantar Fasciitis is holding you back from enjoying all that Santa Barbara has to offer. You want to keep up with your family and friends on adventures and we at Kineci are here to help

This page has been created for YOU as a resource. On here you will find several resources to help you start on your path of treatment for your foot and heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Free Report – Top 3 Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis, foot/heel pain (Click here)
  • Video of a Self-Test for Plantar Fasciitis, foot/heel pain (Click here)
  • Educational information to help you understand your foot/heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis
  • Explanation of 3 key areas of the body contributing to foot/heel pain, Plantar Fasciits
  • Plan for a pro-active approach to treatment

Understanding foot / heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis

We know how aggravating it can be to have persistent pain that won’t go away and is holding you back. At Kineci we are specialists in treating Plantar Fasciitis /foot and heel pain in Santa Barbara. We are experts in biomechanics and understand what contributes to foot/heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis. Kineci is here to offer you a natural solution without pills, injections, expensive orthotics, or surgery. Our treatment for your foot pain moves beyond traditional physical therapy. Most treatments for foot/heel pain in Santa Barbara only address the symptoms, not the underlying causes. Your movement patterns and your body hold the key to unlock this problem.

The Plantar Fascia is a thick band of connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that creates the arch of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the forefoot. It is continuous with the connective tissue of the Achilles tendon as it wraps around the back of the heel progresses up the calf. The Plantar Fascia, Achilles tendon, foot/toes, and calf muscles all play vital roles in the action of walking. The Plantar Fascia acts as the support structure for the arch of the foot. It must stretch/lengthen to absorb forces when the foot hits the ground during each step. It then recoils like a spring to help propel the foot forward for the next step.

The efficient walking mechanism of the Plantar Fascia, foot, heel, and calf can become dysfunctional for a variety of reasons. Looking at the whole body’s movements and understanding how all the parts are connected to – and affect each other (experts in biomechanics and anatomy) lets us identify the underlying source of the problem. Unlike typical treatments in Santa Barbara for your foot/heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis we look at your whole body movements to find and address the cause. Too often providers focus only on the site of the foot pain and never look above the calf to provide treatment. That only addresses the symptoms but not the underlying cause. Medications and injections attempt to alleviate the pain, but those chemicals do not address the mechanical issues causing the pain.

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Studies show that 80% of adults will have an episode of foot/ heel pain. Active men and women between 40-70 years old are most likely to develop Plantar Fasciitis, affecting women slightly more commonly than men. Chronic foot/heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis increase the risk for other body parts to become painful like the knee, hip, and back.

Plantar Fasciitis, foot/heel pain symptoms typically presents as:

  • Pain on the bottom of the foot and arch
  • Heel pain that can radiate up the Achilles tendon
  • Painful first steps in the morning
  • Pain after prolonged sitting
  • Pain after exercising

Excessive stress and strain on these tissues happens because key parts of the body are setting the stage for the foot/ankle region to suffer.  The excessive strain causes microtears in the tissues that lead to inflammation – part of the body’s natural healing process. However, repeated strain may keep the parts inflamed and painful until you address what is causing the excessive strain. Restrictions and limited mobility in 3 major areas of the body are likely to contribute to causing the excessive stress and strain.

These areas are the foot and ankle itself, hips,  and trunk or upper back.

By improving your mobility and stability in these 3 key areas you will reduce the excessive stress and strain on the foot/ankle complex. The improved mobility helps the body heal the tissue by allowing better blood flow bringing nutrients and oxygen to the tissues. Addressing the underlying causes to fix the problem is more effective than simply  treating the symptoms.

How can you be proactive to get expert treatment in Santa Barbara for your foot / heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis? 

Schedule an evaluation for a personalized treatment program.

OR

Sign up for a Free Meet & Greet Q/A session to find out more.

You’ve gone on long enough suffering from aggravating pain that is holding you back, don’t continue to suffer. Prolonged limping may lead to other body part problems.

Find RELIEF from pain. Feel FREEDOM to move your body so you can enjoy doing what you love!

More than your typical Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara. Kineci offers specialized care to meet YOUR needs.