Walking is one of those critical, baseline functions that we all need to be able to perform… every single day!
Any trouble walking can mean real difficulty in your everyday work and social activities so it’s something we tend to take seriously and address as a priority. For this reason, foot & gait assessments are an important part of most injury assessments we conduct and we consider almost every injury in the context of how you move, from the ground up.
How well your feet function can either help make your hip, knee or back pain better or worse.
In this type of assessment we’ll typically look closely at your feet, not because the feet cause all back, hip and knee problems (we know that theory is bunk!) but because your feet play an important role in shock absorption and load transfer up the legs and trunk – so how well your feet function can either help make your hip, knee or back pain, better or worse.
You can check out the video below to see what this sort of an assessment might entail.