FASCIITIS FIGHTER AND FASCIITIS FIGHTER ROUND 2 IN USE
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.
Gradual progression at a tolerated load is important. Generally starting on a Level 1 two leg raise until single leg raises are tolerated.
This is not medical advice and is for educational purposes only. The Fasciitis Fighter/Fasciitis Fighter ROUND 2 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 on Fasciitis Fighter
Two leg heel raise -on original Fasciitis Fighter
If you cannot tolerate a single leg raise to begin with you can use two legs to raise up and lower down. One foot on Fasciitis Fighter and one foot on floor.
Two leg heel raise -on Fasciitis Fighter ROUND 2
If you cannot tolerate a single leg raise to begin with you can use two legs to raise up and lower down. Two feet on ROUND 2 Fasciitis Fighter.
Level 1 on Fasciitis Fighter ROUND 2
Level 2 on Fasciitis Fighter or Fasciitis Fighter ROUND 2
Single leg heel raise
Once tolerated a single leg raise inceases load. Use a stick or wall for balance. Can be performed on ROUND 2 version also.
Single leg heel raise with progressive weight
As load tolerance improves on single leg raise a gradual increase in weight is used by holding a weight in one hand. Use a stick or wall for balance.