Relieve tension in your plantar fascia
with our specially designed TwistFascia anti-slip ball!

Balle TwistFascia

Our soft, anti-slip ball is designed to target the various fibers of the plantar fascia by applying pressure and torsion in all directions. This unique design allows for a gentle yet powerful release of deep tensions.

The Twist Fascia ball significantly delivers maximum effectiveness when twisted under the foot, setting it apart from other balls.

How to Use the TwistFascia Ball Effectively?

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Place your foot on the ball and twist it either clockwise or counterclockwise (choose the direction that provides the most stretch to the tissues) and hold this position for several seconds.

Move from one area to another, targeting the tightest points, and tackle the fascia fibers at varying depths and in different directions.

Voici une démonstration d'un pied appuyant sur la balle TwistFascia tout en soulevant les orteils.

To add more pressure, raise your toes to further stretch the plantar fascia and repeat the press and twist to continue relaxing the tissues.

Work on improving the flexibility of your plantar fascia daily and continue to do so occasionally, even as your plantar fasciitis improves.

You can use the TwistFascia ball on different parts of your body as well!

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What prompted the development of the TwistFascia ball?

The TwistFascia ball was developed by Marie-Claude Laroche, an osteopath and former orthotist.

Unsatisfied with the limited depth and effectiveness achieved by other balls used for plantar fascia massage and the necessity to release tensions often between the appointements in osteopathy, physiotherapy or massotherapy, she designed a ball with the right anti-slip texture and density. This innovation allows for precise pressure on the fascia and deep stretching through the “twisting” of the foot on the ball.

Recognizing the complex structure of the fascia, composed of various fibers sliding in multiple directions, it is crucial to stretch it in as many directions and depths as possible.

Images de fascias «in vivo» de Dr Jean-Claude Guimberteau.
Images of fascia in vivo by Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau.
Voici une photo de Marie-Claude Laroche souriante face à la caméra.

Questions and Answers

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of a portion of the plantar fascia, the tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes underneath the foot. The pain often occurs at the insertion heel or in the middle portion of the arch of the foot.

The plantar fascia, which has elasticity, tightens to support the sole of the foot with each step and relaxes when not bearing weight. In acute cases, the fascia can be very painful, limiting daily activities like walking and prolonged standing.

Lenoir’s spur, a calcification at the fascia’s heel insertion, can be a complication of plantar fasciitis. This condition is due to various factors, including micro-tears at the fascia insertion, which are repaired with bone rather than tendon, eventually forming a spur. However, the pain is primarily associated with inflammation and new micro-tears rather than the spur itself, and it’s possible to have a Lenoir’s spur without continuous pain.

Plantar fasciitis has multifactorial causes such as overuse, frequent impacts, lack of flexibility, tension… it requires comprehensive care, particularly in chronic cases.

Consulting a healthcare professional is vital to receive appropriate guidance for you situation

Here are various ideas and suggestions that might be helpful in assisting you in better handling plantar fasciitis.

Voici une photo de la balle bleue arborant le logo TwistFascia.

Massage your plantar fascia with a TwistFascia ball to relieve tension and reduce pain. 😉

Dans une photo où seuls les jambes dénudées et le corps de la thérapeute sont visibles, on peut voir cette dernière effectuer un traitement sur sa patiente en tenant son pied et en étirant sa jambe.

Restore balance in your body and release the muscular and fascial connections linked to the plantar fascia by incorporating stretching or consulting a manual therapy practitioner, such as an osteopath, physiotherapist, or massage therapist.

Une femme assise, croisant le pied sur sa cuisse, se masse le fascia plantaire.

Relax your plantar fascia by releasing tension under your foot. Cross one ankle over your opposite knee and gently shorten the plantar fascia, as much as possible, by pointing your foot and drawing your toes toward you. HOLD this position for approximately 1 minute.

Une femme blonde est assise et s'étire vers l'avant en tenant ses pieds.

Practice posterior chain stretches, like the downward dog pose in yoga, to enhance the flexibility and mobility of your posterior muscle chain.

Une paire d'orthèses plantaires bleues est visible sur un fond gris.
  • Ensure even weight distribution when standing, avoiding constant leaning to one side.
  • Always wear appropriate footwear, and avoid going barefoot while dealing with plantar fasciitis.
  • Support your plantar arch with plantar orthotics. You can choose custom-made orthotics from your orthotist or podiatrist, or opt for high-quality prefabricated insoles.
  • Strengthen your stabilizing muscles by balancing on one leg at a time. Gently raise the opposite foot about 1 cm off the ground. You can perform this exercise barefoot or with shoes that have your plantar supports.
Un médecin et une patiente se font face dans une photo où les visages sont recadrés et ne sont pas visibles.
  • Apply an anti-inflammatory cream to your painful plantar fascia following the guidance of your pharmacist or doctor.
  • Discuss with your doctor or podiatrist the option of one or more cortisone injections adapted to your situation.
  • Find out about shockwave or laser therapies offered by some podiatrists as a potential treatment for plantar fasciitis.
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  • If needed, use a night orthoses or walking boot to provide complete rest for the plantar fascia, following your doctor’s or podiatrist’s advice.
  • Use taping to support the foot in case of plantar fasciitis.

It is important to remember that these recommendations should be personalized to your specific situation, and consulting with a healthcare professional is vital for effectively managing chronic plantar fasciitis.

Please check the Order now section for delivery or check our points of sale locations throughout Quebec.

Voici une photo rapprochée de la balle bleue TwistFascia.

Simply clean your ball with water and mild soap to restore its grip.
We recommend cleaning your TwistFascia ball regularly to maintain its anti-slip texture.

Une main de femme nettoyant la balle bleu TwistFascia.

No, it is not possible to heat this type of plastic in the microwave and it is not recommended to freeze it either. If desired, apply cold or heat immediately after using the Twistfascia ball.

Sports balls do not allow the same stretch to be applied to the fibers with a twist, they only allow rolling. They are often too hard for inflamed fascia and do not easily stay in place to do the job of deep massage.

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Quebec and Ontario

For delivery, please go through our distributor, Ostéopathie Chambly.

MONTÉRÉGIE

Ostéopathie Chambly

450 Brassard Boulevard, #204
Chambly, Quebec

Orthèse Conseil

2082 Industriel Boulevard, Chambly, Quebec (sur rendez-vous)

Pharmacie Familiprix

1235 Bd de Périgny bureau 21, Chambly, QC

L’Habel Orthèse

170 boulevard Taschereau suite 105, La Prairie, Québec (sur rendez-vous)

Le yoga du coin

597 rue St-Jean, Longueuil, Québec

Sport aux puces Roussillon

5202 QC-132, Sainte-Catherine, Québec

Sport aux Puces Longueuil

3919 Bd Taschereau, Saint-Hubert, Québec

CAPITALE-NATIONALE

Clinique Roy Boivin Orthésistes

990 Avenue de Bourgogne, #130, Québec, Québec

Komforto Clinique d’Orthèses

777, boul. Lebourgneuf, #130, Quebec, Québec

+ point de service au PEPS de l‘Université Laval (Pavillon de l’Éducation physique et des sports) 2300, Rue de la Terrasse local 1220, Québec, Québec

LAURENTIDES

Centre Rozo

260 boul de la Seigneurie Ouest bur 201, Blainville, Quebec

Laboratoire JM Ross

720, Rue de Saint-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant, Québec

511, Rue de la Madone, Mont-Laurier, Québec

Canada

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United States and Europe

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Thanks for your interest!

*If you are a merchant, you can place a direct order for TwistFascia balls in boxes of 20, and with your authorization, we will list you as a point of sale on our website.

*If you are interested in becoming a distributor for Western Canada, the United States, or Europe, please feel free to contact us to explore potential collaboration!

Voici un lot de 20 boîtes contenant les balles TwistFascia. La photo montre un pied entouré par une main pour illustrer la douleur au pied, c'est pourquoi la balle a été créée avec le logo Twist Fascia.

Qui est Marie-Claude Laroche ?

Co-propriétaire de la clinique Ostéopathie Chambly depuis 2015, en plus de son travail à temps plein comme ostéopathe, elle s’implique dans la communauté en offrant du bénévolat de façon régulière dans un centre de pédiatrie sociale à St-Jean-sur-Richelieu et s’est aussi impliquée dans des projets humanitaires en ostéopathie au Pakistan en 2017 et au Kenya en 2022.

Elle a aussi monté une formation sur le traitement des bébés en ostéopathie de façon à outiller les ostéopathes ayant moins d’expérience et leur partager un maximum d’informations et de techniques utiles pour leur pratique. La simplicité et l’efficacité caractérisent sa pratique de différentes façons.