The high load strengthening exercise shown was based off the original study ( using rolled up towel) which found clinically relevant improvements and superior outcome compared to a stretching group at 3 months.


The exercise was completed every 2nd day and the progressions were made after the following timelines.

0-2 weeks – 3 sets of 12 repetitions
2-6 weeks – 4 sets of 10 repetitions
>6 weeks – 5 sets of 8 repetitions


Resistance was then added as tolerated via a backpack containing books and the exercise was conducted at a tempo of 3 seconds up, 2 seconds hold, 3 seconds down.



This is not medical advice and is for educational purposes only. The Fasciitis Fighter is to be used only under the guidance of your chosen health professional who is familiar with this exercise treatment. Training should be customised to your individual needs.

Level 1

Two leg heel raise

If you cannot tolerate a single leg raise to begin with you can use two legs to raise up and lower down. 


Level 2

Single leg heel raise

Once tolerated a single leg raise inceases load. Use a stick or wall for balance. 


Level 3

Single leg heel raise with progressive weight

As load tolerance improves on single leg raise a gradual increase in weight is used. Use a stick or wall for balance.