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Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common culprits behind heel pain. It affects people of all ages, both athletes and non-athletes, and makes ordinary activities such as walking or standing abnormally painful. Physical therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment that can help manage your current symptoms and prevent future damage as much as possible. Professional’s physical therapists are experts in assessing discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis and creating individualized treatment plans that aim to relieve pain, improve the status of your tendons and muscles, and alleviate your symptoms for the long term. Our goal is to guide your path to recovery so you can get back on your feet without the pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

Woman holding her heel from plantar fasciitis pain.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that develops when repeated activities put a strain on the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of the foot. Over time, the plantar fascia tissue fibers can begin to break down and tear, causing pain in the arch and heel of the foot. People diagnosed with plantar fasciitis also may have heel spurs, a bony growth that forms on the heel bone.

Plantar fasciitis is very common with overuse of and repetitive impact on your feet. It can also be caused by overstretching the calf and ankle which can inflame the tendons, causing them to lose their strength and supportive purpose. While pain near the heel on the bottom of the foot is the most common complaint, plantar fasciitis symptoms can spread to the entire foot and ankle.

Our goal is to guide your path to recovery so you can get back to living your life to the fullest, free of painful and bothersome plantar fasciitis symptoms

Do you have pain from plantar fasciitis?

Our physical therapists will customize a treatment plan for plantar fasciitis pain relief. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

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Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.


New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem BCBS (CT)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Cigna/ASH (NY, NJ, CT)
  • CIGNA - Medicare (NY, NJ)
  • Claims Resolution Corp (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ClearComp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ)
  • Clover Health Medicare Advantage (NJ)
  • Comp X (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • Fidelis Wellcare (NJ)
  • First MCO (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Horizon Casualty (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • Independence BCBS (Southern NJ)
  • Magna Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers' Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM - Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinical Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY, NJ)
  • Oxford (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Providers Edge Scheduling Group/PESG (Workers' Compensation - NJ)
  • QualCare (NJ)
  • Qual-Lynx (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation - NY, NJ, CT)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – NJ)
  • United Health Care (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • VACCN (Optum - NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NY)
  • Workers' Compensation (Various Carriers)

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (MA, NH)
  • Ambetter/NH Healthy Families (NH)
  • Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Cigna/ASH (NH)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • MaineCare (NH)
  • Magna Care (MA, NH)
  • Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (MA, NH)
  • Medicare (MA, NH)
  • Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
  • ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
  • One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
  • Tufts Cigna (MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
  • Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
  • WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)


Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain after sitting for a prolonged period
  • Pain with the first few steps in the morning
  • Pain that subsides after a few minutes of normal activity
  • Pain after exercise or climbing stairs

Physical Therapy Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

At Professional, our focus is to help you get moving again and manage your symptoms at the same time. Your PT will prescribe personalized therapy treatments intended to improve range of motion, relieve discomfort, and help your body heal. The exact treatment methods used will depend on the cause and severity of your plantar fasciitis diagnosis. We use the following physical therapy techniques for plantar fasciitis to treat pain or rehabilitate you after an injury or surgery:

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Flexibility Training
  • Health & Wellness Strategies
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

If you are suffering from any foot pain that may not be related to plantar fasciitis, please visit our primary foot information page⇒.

What Can I Expect from Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis?

Your PT will discuss your concerns with you and examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis pain. Professional’s physical therapists will also address any related weakness in the lower extremities that may contribute to your plantar fasciitis symptoms.

Throughout your physical therapy appointments, your PT will:

Assess your source of discomfort and pain

Discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan

Teach you exercises to help relieve symptoms

Offer guidance and support to prevent further damage

Recommend ways to make daily activities more bearable as you heal

Our Commitment to Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis

When you find a physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy for your feet, you can expect to get the best treatment for your plantar fasciitis symptoms. Professional’s physical therapists are ready to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.

Find the clinic nearest to you⇒ to speak with a Professional physical therapist who specializes in foot pain and plantar fasciitis today.


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We provide treatments for plantar fasciitis pain from our physical therapy clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and foot pain treatment specialist today.

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We will work in an effective way to provide plantar fasciitis pain relief during and after therapy