A client who loves hiking has a history of a broken right calcaneus (heel) and sprained ankle. She feels pain in the lateral dorsal (top) portion of her foot leading up to the knee and hip, especially when walking down hill and for several days after a hike.
During our session, she actively participated in several of the Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, one of which was Plantar Flexion and Dorsiflexion of the foot while I applied detailed gliding strokes to the Retinacula of the Ankle. The Retinacula acts as a stirrup to stabilize the foot structure.
A week later, she shared with me one episode of ankle pain while hiking but much improved overall. We repeated the technique during the session. Two weeks later, she exclaimed that her foot had never felt so good!
If you suffer from a history of sprained ankles that haven’t properly healed, then contact me so that you can return to your favorite activity free of pain!
📸 Photo credit Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic massage therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Ross, McCandless, Wexford, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.