Podiatry is the health profession dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the feet and lower limbs.
You probably had a old injury that never went better? It may be ankles, knees, hips or recurring back pain. You may have injured yourself years ago, and the area has just never healed properly.
I really think it is important to consider your entire posture when you're coming to get your feet checked.
Just as your feet can affect your posture, so your posture can affect your feet.
We as humans have evolved into a population of people that are seated for most of the day. The effect of gravity on your posture in a seated position results in weakened muscles and an unbalanced skeletal system which becomes the framework for your posture when walking, running, dancing or playing sport.
The effect of gravity on your posture also extends to those of you who are standing all day for long periods. As your body fatigues it is less able to compensate effectively, which affects your body’s efficiency.
I use simple, effective techniques to assess your posture and its impact on your feet and your pain, such as :