Foot

We often overlook the unique, amazing design of our feet and how those relatively small things manage to hold up and support our entire body.  The feet, similar to the hands, are made up of several small and longer bones which allow our foot to mold and conform to all sorts of surfaces we walk over.  They also help hold us balanced on one foot, which you have to do every time you take a step!  Because of all this mobility and the large amount of mass our feet are trying to vertically support, they are a common site of injury.  Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen in the ankle.  However, each time you get an ankle sprain, your balance stability worsens because of impaired ligamentous stability to the ankle.  This is where Physical Therapy can be very effective!  We can help retrain your musculoskeletal system and balance systems to improve your proprioceptive awareness with single-leg stability, and therefore, help to reduce the risk of further injury in the future. Don’t just brace it!  Bracing our ankles can be effective in the acute phase and with major instabilities, but otherwise, we need to retrain our muscles how to stabilize the joints themselves!

Common Injuries

  • Strains/Sprains

  • Over-Pronation/Supination

  • Fracture

  • Arthritis

  • Nerve Entrapments

  • Bone Spurs

  • Plantar Fasciitis

How Can PT Help?

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Soft Tissue and Fascial Release/Mobilization

  • Postural Re-Training

  • Individualized Exercise Programs

  • Modalities (heat, ice, TENS unit, ultrasound)

  • Functional Dry Needling

  • Gait Mechanics

  • Aquatic Therapy

  • Orthotics Screening and Fitting

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(907)205-5370

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