We are excited to announce the release of Dr. Colin Dombroski’s new book: The Plantar Fasciitis Plan. As one of his many recent projects, Colin has been hard at work writing and publishing this comprehensive guide for people suffering from foot pain.
In The Plantar Fasciitis Plan, Dr. Dombroski identifies and explains causes, symptoms, and risk factors for plantar fasciitis; teaches PF sufferers and doctors home-healing techniques; and delves into treatments for cases of PF that are harder to cure. Along the way, he’ll provide tips for staying active, advice on spending the least to get the best results, and pointers on making the most of any treatment.
One of the core principles in this book is the REST protocol. Prevention tips and a guide for selecting the right shoe compliment the recommendations and strategies for recovering from foot pain. Read on for a sneak preview of some of the tips:
One of the core concepts outlined in the book is the REST protocol. Encompassing the key aspects of assessing and managing your foot pain, REST is easily understood and implemented, regardless of your job, lifestyle or schedule.
R — Reduce your morning pain as much as possible
E — Evaluate and modify or eliminate your activity that makes your pain worse
S — Shoes that are appropriate for all activity and help — not hurt — you
T — Try off-the-shelf solutions that reduce compensations and the likelihood for secondary injury
Choosing the right shoe for you
Taking the “S” of REST one step further, the book provides readers with a simple method of determining their foot type and delves into the different categories of athletic shoes, and details how to select the right shoe for each foot type.
We not only want to free your feet from morning pain, but also prevent the pain from returning! The 5th and final section of Colin’s book is devoted to prevention and maintenance. Here, details about reducing the risk for re-injury, foot strengthening and returning to activity are outlined, empowering the reader to not only get back on their feet, but stay there too!
In addition to providing foot pain sufferers with a comprehensive guide to pain relief, proceeds from the book will support Operation Walk, a not-for-profit organization providing hip and knee replacements to people in developing countries. See their latest work at www.operationwalk.ca
For more information about the book, CLICK HERE. As always, feel free to contact your SoleScience Pedorthist with any questions — we are here to help!