Foot and Ankle Therapy
Many people suffer from foot and ankle pain due to trauma, injury, improper shoes, and repetitive overuse. Having pain in your feet can drastically effect your everyday activities and quality of life.
Physical therapy on your foot or ankle can often help. Our assessment may include gait (walking) analysis, posture analysis, balance tests, range of motion & flexibility (including surrounding joints and muscle groups), and strength. In addition, we have a Biocorrect Certified Healthcare Professional in each of our five offices. If you need foot orthotics, you can now be fitted at any of our 5 clinics. Visit Biocorrect for more information.
- Ankle sprains/strains: a wrenching of a ligament/muscle resulting in pain, instability, swelling and/or difficulty walking
- Ankle instability: excessive mobility at the ankle, increasing the risk of injury or “rolling”
- High ankle sprain: sprain of the ligaments between the bones of the lower leg – tibia and fibula, usually as a result of a twisting injury of the ankle or lower leg
- Plantar fasciitis: inflammation and pain of the tissue along the bottom of the foot that connects the toes to the heel.
- Heel spurs: a hook on the bone of heel that may result in pain when bearing weight on that foot
- Metatarsalgia: Pain and inflammation in the forefoot region, usually associated with increased stress or overuse in the that region
- Foot drop: a weakness in the foot that causes it to drop or drag on the floor while walking. This condition is a result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles of the front of the lower leg
- Difficulty walking
- History of falls
- Foot reconstruction
- Gastroc release
- Fallen arches
- Ankle fusion
- Strengthening and flexibility
- Balance and proprioceptive training
- Modalities for pain and swelling such as: ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation
- Manual therapy such as joint mobilizations, massage and soft tissue techniques