When is Surgical vs Nonsurgical & Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Planta Fasciitis required?

Adam Gavine

Radial shockwaves, ultrasonic energy, radio frequency waves …the list of treatment options aiming to heal plantar fasciitis are endless. Which ones are successful? And when is surgery your best treatment option?
Heel pain affects 3.6% of Australia’s population, that’s nearly 900,000 people! We chat to Adam Gavine from Back to Function in this exclusive Facebook Live as he addresses this widespread problem & how practitioners can help patients ‘put their best foot forward’ again.


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About the Speaker

Adam is a chiropractor with a special interest in sports rehabilitation, having completed two university degrees. He has advanced training in a soft tissue technique called Active Release Techniques® (ART) and is one of the most experienced full body certified ART providers in Australia.

Adam is a certified member and specialist instructor of the Swiss DolorClast® Academy, and has presented Shockwave therapy workshops internationally. He has experience working for one of Australia’s top orthopaedic surgeons - Dr Munjed Al-Muderis in his rehabilitation clinic in Bella Vista. Adam is also a published author, having co-authored a book on back pain published by Allen & Unwin in 2014 titled ‘Back Pain: how to build core stability for long-lasting relief.’

Growing up Adam played many sports and competed as a multi-event track and field athlete for ten years. During that time, Adam represented Canada as a junior in the decathlon, and was provincial inter-university champion in the pentathlon.

Adam owns and operates clinics in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches as well as Pymble. He continually attends seminars and workshops to upgrade his skills and knowledge. Adam is deeply passionate about health and helping his patients achieve and maintain active healthy lives. His ethos is: “Treat the Cause, not the symptom” which is an approach he utilises with great success with his patients.

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