Biomechanics is the study of human movement. For podiatry this involves watching how the feet, ankles, legs, knees, hip, and back move. Our Podiatrists will often assess you during walking and running, but also in crawling, dancing, and other movements.
Our Podiatrists often find altered biomechanics due to leg length differences, heel pain, heel spurs, arthritis, scoliosis. We are also experienced in helping after previous broken bones or surgeries (such as knee replacements).
Having flat feet can cause stress on the joints in your feet and legs. Such stress can injure your tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones. Alternatively, while high arch feet will still injure your feet, they also lack shock absorption.
One small change in how you move can undoubtedly impact the rest of your body. As the song says ‘the foot bone is connected to the leg bone…’
More often pain will develop over a prolonged time, but getting treatment early is key to long term results. while Southern Cross Podiatry does use orthotics in treatment, there are also other options. We also consider changing your footwear, wearing compression wear, strapping, and muscle stretching and strengthening.
At Southern Cross Podiatry we pride ourselves on completing a full assessment and tailor making a treatment plan that suits:
- Your needs
- Personal situation ( sports and work for example)
- Financial restrictions
- Physical capabilities