How often do you think about the way your foot works? Probably not that often and yet they do so much work for us. Every step, leap, jump, and every second you spend standing…they’re involved.
Not only are the foot and ankle important for these activities, but they can also have a profound influence on knee, hip & back function. How efficiently and comfortably you lunge to pick up your shoes could be determined by your ankle mobility, for example.
Dysfunction at these joints can contribute to lower back, hip and knee pain and can also affect shoulder and upper limb function in full body activities like throwing sports.
When we perform an assessment or treatment we consider what influence these joints may be having on you– whether it is foot pain, low back pain, or for improved performance in sports and lifestyle activities. We frequently incorporate mobility exercises into your treatment plans to ensure that we get the best possible outcome.