Feet.... Your Bodies Foundation.
Your core stability is profoundly affected by your foot function. If you have poor foot mechanics you won't be able to activate your core effectively during sports or dance. Correcting this is a simple way to improve your sports performance fast.
Our foot function and the way we walk (our gait) is largely dictated by the shape of our bones. The way our foot bones are shaped is inherited from our parents, it changes the way we stand and move.
85% of the population have feet that pronate, which means they fall inwards. 3% of people supinate or fall on the outside of our feet. These differences influence how our knees, hips and spine work. Back, hip, knee and neck pain can all be the result of poor foot function/gait.
95% of basic gait and foot pain issues are resolved by wearing special prescription insoles called orthotics in your shoes.
Causes of Foot Pain
- We assess the foot problem using clinical test and some times x-rays.
- Where possible we treat the condition with musculo-skeletal approaches.
- If necessary we prescribe orthoses to ensure long term outcomes.
- We have your prescription orthotics made for you in our high tech lab.
- We then ensure fit and prescription is accurate.
How we assess & prescribe orthotics for your feet
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of a structural changes in your posture, and walking mechanics. These changes cause stress on muscles and joints and can lead to more serious problems and pain.
These problems can be identified and addressed through the use of a dynamic examination of your gait (how you walk). We take photograph and measurements and using tests and advanced medical technology we can build your prescription orthoses. This thorough and effective assessment, using state of the art technology detects abnormal foot functioning. Clinical evaluation and treatment connects the function of your feet with your ankles, knees, hips, pelvis and spine.
Prescription orthoses (insoles) can then be made based on 200+ measurements to ensure accuracy and comfort. Each foot having a completely different prescription to represent the differences in your left and right foot function.
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
By addressing gait imbalances there are widespread benefits including the prevention of more serious injuries and increased performance. They perform functions that make your everyday activities more comfortable and efficient, by altering the angles at which the feet strike the ground when standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.