• SMRT & Foot Pain

    Posted on May 4, 2018 by Dawn in Anatomy, Articles, bodywork, Feet, massage therapy, SMRT, Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique.

    Foot Pain

    Last week I worked on a teenage girl with foot pain. She had not had a direct injury, just foot pain. When I began, her metatarsals had extremely limited space between them and she was very tender. Mild pressure elicited a squeal of pain.

    SMRT allows me to get results using very light pressure. I worked her foot and her lower leg, finding her posterior lower leg highly tender and tight along the lateral aspect. Within half an hour, she reported a significant decrease in pain in her foot, ankle, and lower leg.

    I felt that the tone in gastrocnemius and soleus had lessened on the lateral aspect and increased on the medial side. This changed the ROM in her ankle. The space between her metatarsals increased and her tenderness was decreased. All in all a very successful session!

    Register now for SMRT: lower extremities in Omaha, NE on May 18-20th!