Some of my fellow reflexologists and I are noticing more and more young people showing up with plantar fasciitis. Used to be it hit people 45 years and older, then spiraled down to those in their 20’s; now we’re seeing 10 and 11 years olds complaining. That concerns me. Unless something is done now, while their feet are still forming, they are looking forward to an adulthood of pain and suffering.
Makes me wonder about the amount of time those children are spending on their feet, and the pounding they are obviously enduring. Are they “on their feet too much”? Are their bodies exhibiting an unconscious resistance to performing all the time? I sometimes think there is great pressure on children to show up and compete as accomplished “stars”, whether it be on the dance floor, American Idol, the tennis court or latest app start-up. Whatever happened to just being a kid? to just playing?
Two targeted workshops on a successful treatment strategy for Plantar Fasciitis coming up soon. I hope you will join us and learn how to help this growing population. The training is open to reflexologists and massage therapists.
March 2 & 3 ~ Orange Park (Jacksonville), Florida
May 11 & 12 ~ Gainesville, Florida