Physical therapists (PTs) are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of human movement dysfunctions. We care for people of all ages and treat a variety of muscle, joint and neurological conditions.
Conditions we have successfully treated:
- Ankle Pain
- Shin Splints
- Ankle Sprains
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Excessive Pronation
- Post Surgical Conditions
- Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
What are my treatment options?
- Corticosteroid Injections
- Physical Therapy*
Advantages of Physical Therapy:
- No side effects.
- Supported by clinical research*.
- Customized to treat the underlying cause.
Your Recovery Process:
- Pain Relief
- Recovery of Mobility or Stability
- Increased Strength
- Recovery of Walking and Functional Skills
- Independent Care
Components of Your Care:
- A thorough biomechanical evaluation.
- Extensive patient education.
- A customized treatment plan.
- Gentle hands-on techniques to relax the muscles.
- Effective joint mobilization techniques to decrease stiffness.
- Pain relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound or electrical stimulation.
- Targeted stretching for tight muscles.
- Walking retrainin.
- Balance exercises.
- Shoe inserts (orthotic recommendations).
* Cited from the academic journal, JBJS (American). 2006;88; Am J Sports Med 1998 May; 26(3).
Are you suffering from foot pain? Give us a call: (717) 569-4184 (North Pointe) or (717) 553-4088 (Bennett Ave.)
Your feet are small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems.
Each step you take involves a remarkably intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. That complexity—combined with all the weight they carry—accounts for why feet can be so prone to problems, including bone fractures, arthritis and plantar fasciitis, or other painful conditions.
If left untreated, foot problems may worsen. Eventually, the pain could interfere with your ability to do even the most basic things like walking upstairs or down the street.
If pain alters the way you walk, it can lead to pain in your knees, hips and back as well. These problems can multiply, limiting your activity and affecting your quality of life.
The good news is that most foot disorders can be treated with physical therapy and often, foot orthoses.
Custom Orthotic Inserts
After a thorough initial evaluation, foot orthoses may be an appropriate treatment. Foot orthoses (commonly called orthotics) can be helpful in a number of ways:
- They can put the foot and ankle in better alignment.
- They can help the foot better disperse stress during walking or running.
- They can help cushion and support hypomobile (stiff or rigid) segments of the foot.
- They can stabilize area of the foot that might be hypermobile (have too much mobility).
- They can help redistribute forces on the foot & ankle to alleviate pain.
Get Your Own Personalized Treatment Plan & Orthoses
Everyone is different so a detailed assessment of your condition is your best choice. Over-the-counter or custom orthoses are appropriate for some patients and others may not need them at all.
The best thing to do is schedule some time with us so we can show you how we can help.
Give Us A Call: (717) 569-4184