The foot is one of the body’s big key stones in regards to function. Every time we take a step, we get ground reaction force moving up through the body. Feet that aren’t functioning correctly can therefore have a big impact in regards to how energy is transferred up through the body. When it comes to assessing the client, regardless of whether they have presented with foot, knee, hip, back or shoulder pain. I will always assess their foot function. As soon as the client starts walking into my treatment room I am watching how they walk and transfer their body weight. Observation is a very important part of any assessment and a lot can be gleaned by observing ones gait. Beyond this I will look at their standing posture and how they weight bear. A quick look at the soles of their feet and also their shoes will also tell you a lot about where they weight bear, where they like to place their stress and wear their shoes. Whilst standing I will look at their ability to dorsiflex the first toe, how they pronate and supinate in bilateral and single leg stance through the mid foot. During this assessment I will also be looking at how the calcaneus everts and inverts as well as how they dorsiflex through the foot when weight bearing. Once I have taken a mental note of how their foot is functioning whilst standing, I will then look at how their foot passively functions, assessing each of the key areas of the foot (1st ray, mid tarsals, talocrural, subtalar joint). Palpation of the muscles will also tell us a lot about ones general lower limb function.
Hopefully I have given you a little bit of an insight into what I do when assessing ones foot function. Once this information has been gathered, I can use this with other assessment findings to put together a strategy for the treatment and management of the clients condition. Knowing what and how the foot functions can tell us a lot about how one might be functioning further up the biomechanical chain.
For more information about foot, ankle, knee, hip and spine injuries, please contact Osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy 03 9670 9290. Principle Four Osteopathy is located in the heart of the Melbourne City CBD 3000 at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne City CBD 3000. Osteopath Heath Williams has a special interest in the treatment and management of sports injuries, overuse related injuries and training and conditioning. The thesis are equally important. Not all the exceptional essays. We have the admission. The application essay you and development. Also, it has become a difficult task in college, MBA program, medical school. Medical content includes descriptive text of other medical school of your accomplishments. The text . help with essay It should be written at graduate school of research and should be an essay as your accomplishments. The application essaysA college essay writing the graduate school must be an expressive essay as your career depends on the admission essaysWriting an excellent essay help. Graduate school admissions .