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Foot and ankle physical therapists address any movement deficiencies through the functional "ground-up" analysis of non-weight-bearing and weight-bearing mechanics of the foot/ankle and lower extremity. Treatment interventions are provided to restore the adaptability of the foot/ankle complex to work synchronously within the entire biomechanical chain to allow ease of motion and function, especially during weight-bearing activities. Custom foot inserts are utilized when needed to normalize foot/ankle weight-bearing mechanics during functional activities.
Foot and ankle physical therapists provide a thorough and comprehensive approach to examination and treatment of the symptomatic foot/ankle by addressing non-weight-bearing and weight-bearing mechanical insufficiencies and the related progression of other orthopedic pathologies.
Foot and ankle therapy consists of ongoing treatment modifications which are customized to the patient's feedback and response. Supportive functional exercise programs are designed for each patient which are compatible with the manual techniques utilized to restore normal function. Each patient is educated regarding their pathology. An individualized, progressive home exercise program is provided throughout the formal foot and ankle therapy to supplement and increase each patient's benefit from their treatment. The frequency and duration of supervised therapy sessions are determined by medical necessity based on each patient's condition. A 60-90 minute commitment, 2-3 times a week, is usually required until the patient achieves his/her goals.
Skills and Licensure of Clinicians
Licensed Physical Therapists, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Certified Polestar and Stott Pilates Instructors are on staff to meet patients' needs. Each of these certifications requires advanced post-graduate education.
Foot and ankle therapy encompasses conditions that involve all levels of foot/ankle movement deficiencies, especially as related to ambulatory dysfunction, including:
The foot and ankle physical therapy program accepts coverage from most major insurance companies. Discount programs are available for those who qualify.