Keith Bandli is a achilles and plantar fascia expert who has been helping people for over 16 years relieve pain in their feet. Keith also works along side your Traverse City Fire Department to help them stay pain free. Keith's main focus during this workshop will be to help you understand that the cause of your foot pain is not the foot itself but what is happening in other areas of the body such as the ankle, hips, and upper spine that are the actual cause. Finding the problem is the first step on the path of healing.
What You're Going To Learn
What Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis is and how it can affect everyday life
What the achilles tendon and Plantar Fascia are designed to do and where things go wrong when they're asked to do to much
The Top 3 Causes of Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis
What are the conservative treatments that should be tried first before surgery
How orthotics can help relieve pain
What to do if orthotics have failed
How your hips can have a huge affect on your plantar fascia and achilles tendon
How your upper spine can have a huge influence on the achilles tendon and plantar fascia
What effective, conservative, natural treatment looks like
Who Is This Workshop For?
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If you have pain in your feet when you stand or walk
If you want to avoid treatments that are aggressive and treat only the symptoms of pain including medications, injections, surgery
If you are no longer as active as you once use to be because your foot pain gets worse the more you move
If you have a hard time walking long distances
If you are afraid that your foot pain will not get any better
If you feel like you have tried everything and there is no hope
If you have had foot pain in the past and you want to avoid it in the future even though maybe right now it is not present
You are a spouse of someone with foot pain and they are to stubborn to ask for help
WARNING: LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
Seating is limited to 50 people. Save your spot now!
My experience has been wonderful! I came here with extreme pain in my feet (10+++). It hurt to stand, to walk and to rest my legs in a recliner. So, I was anxious about my future years. Would I have to make multiple compromises for daily living going forward? Megan and Drew showed me exactly what to do to change the scenario. With their compassion, concern, patience and teaching, my story became positive with each visit and home exercises. I am now pain free, and know how to keep myself pain free. Thank you all so very much. My family and friends will always be told about Superior Physical Therapy’s professional and personal care. You are all the best!!! – Frances Buckley
I want to thank Keith for helping take away the pain I was experiencing when I came to therapy. My foot was just a small portion of my problems. While working on my strengthening for my foot, Keith was able to assess that my pelvis was not mobile. As it turned out getting more mobility in my pelvis took away my other issues and gave me more energy toward my daily activities without a lot of pain. Thanks Keith! – Gloria Pyne
"My son and I have both been coming in to work with Aaron. I have had Achilles tendonitis. It had gotten bad enough that I have had to give up both basketball and tennis. As a result, I have gained weight. After six weeks of PT I am pain free and back to playing basketball. My 14-year-old son came in to learn appropriate stretching techniques and injury prevention. He plays three sports and it was important to us that he learn to properly take care of himself. He loved working with Aaron and learned a lot he will be able to apply to his work-outs!" – Hadley Vukasovich
"Prior to attending a foot pain workshop, I was only treating my feet to alleviate my foot pain. I regularly wore orthotic shoes, often taped my feet, and used lots of home remedies for the pain. After a summer of lots of activity, I was in a great deal of pain and none of my usual tricks were helping. After several months and a couple of visits to my podiatrist, I heard about a foot pain clinic at Superior Physical Therapy. There, I learned my foot pain could be due to an ankle injury in high school combined with a loss of mobility in my hips and shoulders. At the same time, I had been experiencing shoulder pain along with my foot pain. The solutions Superior Physical Therapy was talking about simply made sense. The whole-body approach to my foot pain was so logical and lined up with all my experiences that had led to the pain over many years. Brent and Ben were a delight to work with! In the beginning, I could not do any of the balance exercises without the assistance of a pole and I couldn’t walk across a room without shoes the heel pain was so severe. When I came in, just the small amount of walking I did in one day at an office job caused me to limp around at home in the evening. By the end of my treatment, I can spend an entire day walking several miles with only minimal pain! And I have an understanding of stretches and movements I can do at home to improve my mobility and reduce foot pain as a result! Thank you!"
~ Kimberly Tanner
"My therapy at Superior began due to continuing Achilles tendonitis that was serious enough to cause pain walking through the grocery store. My sessions with Keith and Brooke promoted strengthening and healing and gave me a great program to follow at home. Really appreciated their expertise and knowledge. I am on now on my way to what I expect will be a full recovery with their guidance. "
"My name is Jessica and I’m an active 17-year-old who loves being outdoors and playing sports. Back on December 5th of 2017 I was in basketball practice and rolled my ankle pretty badly. I was in a cast for 2 ½ weeks and I came to Superior the day after I got my cast off. I wasn’t able to do much at the start of PT but my ankle began to respond to the things we were doing here and the results were incredible. I am now able to play my last four games of my senior basketball season and I really owe it all to the staff at Superior. I was pushed hard in PT and was expected to work hard at home as well. With hard work and dedication comes the best results. Thank you again Superior!" – Jessica Hill
"Initially I was sore with right Achilles pain and had tightness in my right hip. After therapy, I would be happy to recommend Superior to friends! SPT philosophy works! I do my exercises faithfully and they made the difference especially in my hamstrings. I can now do 90 percent of my step aerobics class and can run with no “burning” in my right hip. High praise to Ben and Keith, thank you! I would love to attend a workshop for runners."
"My experience has been awesome. I had knee and Achilles pain in the winter. My doctor said I had osteoarthritis and needed knee replacement. I could not walk a mile without extreme pain. Now I can hike up to 3-5 miles without pain! I do not use my expensive knee brace but I will continue my PT exercises. Aaron and Keith were great to work with. They were responsive to my questions and challenged me in a good way."