Back pain/postural fatigue
If you experience back pain and/or pain and fatigue it is important that you have the alignment of your lower limbs and feet analysed to ensure there†are no abnormalities that could be contributing to this pain.
Walking should be a fluid motion from the time the heel hits the ground to the point where we step forward and off the foot. Sometimes, if the forefoot and especially the big toe joint becomes jammed, the forward movement is momentarily blocked, forcing other joints to compensate.
The repetition of every step you take is enough to place†strain and stress on the muscles and joints leading to inflammation and increased risk of injury.
At Total Care Podiatry the podiatrist will ascertain what dysfunction is occurring in your feet, how this is interacting with the muscles in your back, pelvis and legs and will see what areas in your lifestyle may be placing you at risk of continuing the injury.
If you need orthotics, prescription is everything!
Our state of the art computerised plantar pressure gait analysis, video gait assessment and 3D image scanning of your feet ensure best practice in prescribing your customised orthotics.
Working together with other health professionals involved in your care is also important to achieve a long term solution.
By Paul on 20/06/2016
Winterís here and donít we know it! cold mornings and nights make it too easy to stay in and let our regular exercise take a break. Your toned summer body starts with hard work now!
By Paul on 31/05/2016
Weíre often asked why some orthotics work and some donít?
Why do they work for some people and not for others?
What are orthotics actually designed to do?
By Paul on 4/11/2015
Chung Shi shoes allow you to stand and walk in a more aligned position, making the neck, back, hips and feet comfortable.
By Paul on 1/10/2015
Many people, at some time in their life, experience a period of lower back pain. Ongoing back pain can be really debilitating, so if you experience lower back pain frequently, even if it is not severe, it should be addressed before it becomes a chronic pain.