Most pain and discomfort is caused when joints move out of alignment. Surrounding joints and connective tissue all move to compensate for this joint problem. Without treatment, the injury won't get better.
FMT is a treatment that mobilises the feet. Gentle pressure, massage and programmed exercises improve the mobility around the joints by easing away restrictions and improving the range of motion. The joints are also restored to their correct position. Tailored exercises will then improve strength, stability and your ability to stretch.
Myofascial trigger points are common and can also be a main cause of pain. You may not be aware of having any trigger points, but when palpated these can be quite painful.
Active and latent trigger points cause stiffness and can result in the loss of muscle movement. Trigger points can also refer pain to a different area of the body. For example, calf muscle trigger points can commonly refer pain into the heel area
Western Medical Acupuncture is adapted from traditional Chinese acupuncture. Fine needles are inserted into specific locations. It is useful for reducing pain and increasing blood flow to injured areas. Fine needles are inserted into specific areas of the body.
Orthotics are used to correct abnormal or irregular walking patterns. Orthoses will be considered, if other soft tissue treatment modalities are not indicated, or may sometimes be used in conjunction with soft tissue treatment.
We offer both prefabricated orthoses, as well as custom made options. Custom made orthotics may be recommended when the condition may be more complex, or when prefabricated devices may not be strong enough to control the issue.
It is vital for people with diabetes to care for their feet. As well as heart, kidney and eye disease, diabetes can equally cause damage to your feet. The blood vessels in the feet can be damaged, leading to peripheral vascular disease. Nerve damage in the feet can also cause peripheral neuropathy.
We treat numerous people with diabetes on a daily basis. Assisting with nail cutting, treating callused, dry skin, and performing thorough diabetic foot assessments, helps to reduce the complications that diabetes can have on the feet.