It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and they support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on the joints found on the upper part of your body, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Pediatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!
In some cases, foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.
Our specialised foot clinic utilises the state of the art technology “Gait Scan” which digitally analyses your feet using over 3000 pressure sensors, measuring any biomechanical problems that are causing pain and other problems. Our specialist physiotherapists can then determine accurately what is causing your problem and address it with the best treatment techniques available. Our foot clinic also designs custom fitted orthotics for patients that require orthotic therapy using digital 3D imaging and pressure imprints of the feet.