SMR for plantar fascitis can give you much needed relief. It should be followed with stretching and strengthening. Don’t overlook the fact that the cause of the plantar fascitis is rarely the plantar fascia itself. The most likely cause is over-activity in the soleus and/or gastrocs. SMR the gastrocs and soleus as well as the plantar fascia. The peroneals may also be involved. If you find trigger points (tender spots) hold on those spots for about 30 seconds or until you feel a ‘softening’ and follow that with stretching of these muscles. Perform toe taps or resisted dorsiflexion to strengthen the anterior tibialis.