Conditions Treated

There are many conditions that Back On Track Podiatry treats, and they include the following:

- some of which are explained further via a link (blue underline)...

 

 

'Flat' feet in children and adults 

 

Forefoot Pain 

 

Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) 

 

Arch Pain (see below) 

 

Heel / Arch Pain - also in Running / Sports link: 

 

Achilles Pain - also in Running / Sports link: 

 

Shin Pain - also in Running / Sports link: 

 

Knee Pain - also in Running / Sports link:

  

Hip Pain 

 

Lower Back Pain 

 

Ingrown Toenails 

 

Painful warts 

 

Painful Corns and Calluses

  

Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet

  

Sports Injuries

 

 

• A computer / sensor plate gait analysis system and treadmill is used at the clinic to assist in the diagnosis and education to the patient of their foot / leg pain and running / sports related injury.

 

♦ ORTHOTIC THERAPY (link) :

- Orthotic therapy may be used to treat some of the above conditions. There are various types of orthotics to suit various lifestyle factors / conditions (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis), body type (i.e. weight), sporting activity (i.e. running) and footwear (i.e. women's court style shoes). 

 

- With the above in mind, orthotics thus can come in varying widths, lengths, thickness and flexibility to suit the individual's requirements.

 

- I believe the orthotic should have adequate flexion for the individual, as the foot was naturally designed to flex whilst walking and running. In other words, orthotics should not be rigid devices which block the foot with limited motion. With that said, what may be regarded as (acting) “rigid” for one individual, may not be (acting) “rigid” for another – based on the individual’s supination resistance force (the force required to resupinate the foot i.e. from a pronated position) and body weight. For example, an individual exhibiting a high supination resistance force will require an orthotic of greater rigidity (to aid in greater support required - to thus reduce greater adverse / pathological forces) than an individual exhibiting a lower supination resistance force (who requires less force from the orthotic to reduce potentially adverse / pathological forces). Motion (i.e. pronation) is needed to some degree as a natural means to absorb shock / forces (and adapt to the terrain)... thus the orthotic does need to flex – but do so in relation to the individual’s supination resistance force (test) and body weight.  

 

• Hence, my objective behind orthotic therapy is to reduce the degree of adverse structural movement / positioning of the foot but more importantly the focus is on reducing the degree of adverse forces directed to various parts of the body (i.e. a tendon or a joint), subsequently limiting a causative factor of injury... or future causative factor.