Over 20 years of experience treating foot, heel and ankle injuries at The Physio & Yoga Clinic.
Is your walking limited by pain, do you love to walk?
Feet are complex with 33 joints, 26 bones and more than 100 muscles in one foot. They all work together to enable us to stand, balance, walk and run. To treat and diagnose foot problems a good knowledge of normal biomechanics, muscle and joint function are required.
Pronation and supination are normal functions of the foot. The foot pronates (flattens) as our weight is transferred over the foot and supinates (“folds”) to stiffen to propel us forward. We don’t allow normal movement of the feet when we keep our feet in tight shoes or wear heels, or walk on concrete surfaces, or even sit all day! Our feet can get stiff, detrained and painful! A Physiotherapist experienced in assessing and treating feet can determine what is normal and what is not.
Assessing the whole body as it relates to your foot is useful. The whole body is linked to your feet. Often the cause of foot pain is missed when the whole body is not looked at.