At Central Baldivis Physiotherapy we provide and mold ICB Orthotics for children through to adults.
Many maladies of the ankle, knee and hip can obviously be related to poor foot shape or the dynamics of walking on a foot that does not provide the complex actions of loading response, weight bearing and propulsion that are needed for “normal” function in standing, walking and running.
What many people do not realise is that the “kinetic chain” (movement of muscles and joints from the foot to the head) can be affected by poor foot structure or mechanics. This means back pain, shoulder pain, even headaches can have their root cause in the feet and alterations to how we stand and move.
A list of foot related issues which orthotics may assist to relieve can include but not be limited to :
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Knee pain
- Osteoarthritis of the foot, hip and knee
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Groin pain
- Hamstring tears
- Shoulder and neck pain
By carefully measuring foot and lower limb structure the physiotherapists at Central Baldivis Physiotherapy will ascertain whether your foot mechanics are a problem. If needed we will manufacture a heat molded orthotic, that can speed recovery or achieve better foot posture for both adults and throughout a child’s growth year. Orthotics can prevent future injury and alleviate current issues.