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Workplace Injury Treatment Melbourne

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By Michael Hall

Workplace injury has its own unique stresses, demands and requirements. This is why work injury treatment is governed by the Work Injury Management Act. The Work Injury Management Act details the steps as to how work injury treatment is to be administered for a workplace injury. It is a recognition that business pressures, time deadlines, physical, psychological and chemical stresses, productivity concerns and relationship tensions make treating work injuries challenging and complex.

Let’s start at the very beginning...

The best place to start is how to prevent a workplace injury. Doing a work place audit to analyze a work place environment as well as the physical, psychological and chemical stresses, can be invaluable in identifying potential work place hazards, long before they turn into injuries and preventing the need for work injury treatment in the first place.

Coupling this knowledge with the knowledge of the physical (and psychological) capacity of workers, will highlight whether particular people might be at risk. This will enable changes to be made proactively, perhaps through the retraining of staff, ergonomic alterations or adjustments made to systems.

Ok, a workplace injury has occurred, what do I do next?

First aid! This means ensuring the area is safe, before assisting the injured worker. Checking for vital signs (Airway, Breathing and Circulation) is of paramount importance as is calling for assistance.

If the injury is one that is musculo-skeletal in nature, weeks and perhaps even months of treatment may be saved if the RICE principles are correctly applied immediately after sustaining an injury. Here’s what to do:

Rest - from any aggravating movement

Ice - Apply ice or a frozen gel pack wrapped in a damp towel for 15 minutes every one to two hours to reduce bleeding, swelling and further tissue damage

Compression - Firmly bandage the area to control swelling

Elevation - Elevate your injury higher than your heart to reduce swelling

At the same time, you must avoid HARMing your injury, especially within the first 72 hours. That is, you need to avoid:

Heat

Alcohol

Running

Mssage

Even if the injury is not life threatening, it is still imperative that supervisor(s) are notified and that a written report is made. Following this, it is advisable for the injured worker to have a medical examination. This enables the doctor to then direct treatment, and to ascertain whether the worker might require further medical investigation or perhaps be referred directly for rehabilitation.

The Bodywise Health advantage

By listening to your concerns, understanding your fears, determining the diagnoses, identifying your needs, analyzing the demands and clarifying your goals, enables us to personalize treatments and implement targeted rehabilitation plans that deliver real results, both for you and your organization.

The systems that we have developed working with some of Australia’s biggest companies including Myer, Australia Post and Coles in the InjuryNet program over the past six years, has enabled us to assist people to stay at work whilst enabling them to get better, often within four treatments, saving thousands of dollars and much stress and anxiety in the process.

Getting better quickly is the only choice. It saves time, money, stress and prevents worry and misunderstanding and provides the best possible outcome for all parties.

Work injury treatment – taking the next step towards recovery

What sets work injury treatment apart from the treatment of injuries sustained in other walks of life is the fact that they occur as part of person’s work. Successful work injury treatment not only requires an intimate understanding of the injury, it also requires an understanding of the work environment, the physical demands and biomechanical considerations of the work itself as well as other physical, psychological, chemical and social factors. For example, a gardener with a back problem will need a different conditioning program to a fireman. Consequently, each rehabilitation and conditioning program must be tailored not only to each person’s needs, but also to the demands of the work that they do.

The Bodywise Health Advantage

If you want the fastest healing, the best repair and the most complete recovery, Bodywise Health is uniquely positioned to assist you best. From assessing your injury, to determining the diagnosis, to providing fast relief, optimal healing, targeted rehabilitation, work ergonomic assessment and work specific conditioning, our therapists have the knowledge, skills, equipment and passion to help you achieve the best results at the fastest possible rate.

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Whether you are a builder, baker or a banker, the therapists here at Bodywise Health can design the perfect treatment and rehabilitation program to get you back to your work fast.

Your recovery begins with:

1. A comprehensive assessment to identify the sources, causes and healing stage of your problem as well as determine your physical strengths and weaknesses and the demands of your sport;

2. Clarification of your goals, concerns and aspirations;

3. The formulation of a treatment plan with an agreed timeline;

4. The implementation of the treatment program, with frequent re-evaluations to ensure

Not only does this set clear expectations, it gives you a sense of control and certainty knowing that you are on track and it gives us a target to meet and exceed.

But it all begins with you. You must take the first step. Once on board, we will be there to help you every step of the way. The sooner we begin, the sooner you get back to doing what you want to do. Let’s get started...

For more information or for an appointment, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994.

Please note:

• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;

• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.

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How to choose the correct running shoe

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By Michael Hall,

Looking to buy your next pair of walking or running shoes? Where do you start? The plethora of shoes available can only compare to the number of mobile phone plans that are on the market. It is a confusing array of shapes, colours, materials and densities, all designed to address a particular want, need and function. But how do you decide which shoe is going to work best for you, giving you the style, performance and protection that you desire? This article goes in search of those answers, so that you can make better informed choices as to what footwear is appropriate for you, rather than having to rely on some marketing gimmick or the advice of a fresh faced just out of school sales assistant.

The barefoot running phenomenon

What is not often appreciated is that walking and running are whole body activities, involving a complex symphony of muscles, joints and body parts all working in synergy to propel you forward in the most efficient, effective manner possible. If you walk or run too bent forward or too far back or have poor muscle strength and control (especially your glutes, quadriceps, calf and or foot muscles) or have inadequate joint mobility (especially backwards bending of the hips and ankles), you will be predisposed to injury no matter what shoe, orthotic or even surgery you have.

Even reducing your arm swing will change the efficiency and effectiveness of your motion and have biomechanical implications throughout the rest of your body. Any deficiency or motion lost in one direction will be regained as excessive motion in the least desirable direction, in the least desirable body part. And because walking and running are repetitive, cyclical activities, any problem not addressed will only get worse.

Structural interventions such as shoes, orthotics and surgery may be part of your solution, but to completely resolve associated back, hip, knee, ankle and foot injuries, you must have an assessment and get your faulty movement pattern corrected, otherwise your injuries will just return.

For a foot assessment and a walking evaluation, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994 (BODYWISE).

Back to basics

Walking and running both involve an incredibly complex interaction of muscles, joints, limbs and motions, all performed under the subconscious control of the brain. To coin a phrase, “You just do it”, but that doesn’t mean that you “do it” correctly!

Pronation is not a dirty word

Walking and most often running, involves a heel – toe pattern. Generally, the outside of the heel should hit the ground first (50’s supination).3 The centre of gravity of your body (gaitline) should move from the outside to the inside of the heel and then curving forward starting towards the 4th toe, to the 3rd toe before trailing off between the 1st and 2nd toe as you push off. The slight inward flattening the inside of the foot (pronation) is important, because as the inside of the foot flattens (pronates), the forefoot is unlocked so that it can accommodate to the ground, thereby improving your foot’s surface contact and giving you better grip, balance and agility. It also enables the impact shock to be better absorbed and dissipated throughout the joints and muscles of your foot, ankle, knee, hip and pelvis thereby helping to prevent stress fractures (e.g. March fractures), jarring injuries (e.g. fat pad inflammation) and ankle sprains. The downside of excessive pronation is not only an increased risk of injury, but that it is less energy efficient (i.e. more tiring), as the elastic recoil of the foot joints and muscles are reduced.

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Figure 1.  Left image Normal-Note gaitline moves towards the 3rd toe before trailing off between the 1st and 2nd toes. Middle Image - Pronated (flat) foot. Right Image - Supinated (high arched foot)

For a foot assessment and a walking evaluation, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994 (BODYWISE).

What type of feet do you have?

There are five main foot types: Which one do you have?

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Is GaitScan the best assessment tool for feet during walking / running?

Here at Bodywise Health, along with other tests, we use GaitScan to evaluate the functioning of feet during the walking / running cycle. GaitScan is a computerised assessment tool that not only illustrates the GaitLine but also indicates the specific amount of pressure and the timing of pressure of each part of your foot at 300 times per second as your body passes over your foot during walking.

The beauty of GaitScan is that it gives objective data of your foot mechanics as you walk. This data is then directly able to determine what foot type you have. To identify which shoe will best suit you is then a simple task of matching your data with the corresponding shoe.

For a foot assessment and a walking evaluation, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994 (BODYWISE).

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Which shoes for which feet?Runners who have pronated feet need a dual density midsole that is harder on the inside than the outside to prevent excessive flattening motion (pronation).If you are a wholefoot pronator, the increased density midsole should extend from the inside back of the sole of the shoe to just before the ball of the foot.
If you are a forefoot pronator, the increased density midsole should be slightly further forward extending from the inside of the front of the heel to just before the ball of the foot.If you have a supinated foot, you need extra shock absorption with a shoe with a soft midsole that still provides outer stability.
The table below summarises the recommended running shoe features for each foot type.

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Fig 3.  Heel counter, the back of the shoe above the sole

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Figure 5. Note Shoe on the left has a straight Last whereas as the shoe on the right is curved.

  

Running Shoes

The best running shoe for you should match your foot type, as well as your individual wants and needs.  Running shoes should not attempt to change your foot shape, but rather work with your foot, running style and purpose to prevent injury and give you the best possible performance. There are several features of shoes which are important for correct foot function.   These include:

1.The front of the shoe should be flexible and bend easily along the curve of where your toes meet your foot (metatarsal phalangeal joints).

2. The heel counter, the upper rear part of the shoe should be made of rigid, firm plastic to assist in rear foot stability.

3. The midsole is probably the most important feature of a running shoe as it attempts to balance the competing demands of shock absorption with motion control. If the midsole is too soft, it may be great for absorbing shock but lack the stability to prevent overstretching of the foot and ankle structures. If the midsole is too hard, it may provide good motion control but provide insufficient shock absorption to prevent stress fractures and jarring injuries. Some shoes have a flared midsole in an attempt to reduce impact forces. However, these shoes also promote rapid and excessive foot pronation and should be avoided.

4. The last or mould construction of the shoe may be straight, semi-curved or curved and should be matched to the individual shape of your foot. 2 There is no evidence however, to support the commonly held view that the shape of the shoe influences foot function.

  

fig6Figure 2 Figure 2 A. Incorrect. The outside of the shoe where the toes bend is more distal than the inside; B Correct. Where the shoe bends matches where the toes bend.

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Figure 4 Note the heel is higher than the forefoot to compensate for limited ankle backwards movement.

   

The 3 Point Testing System


The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine uses a basic 3 - point testing methodology developed by Mark Reeves, DPM, of Seattle for evaluating athletic shoes.
The focus of the testing is primarily on whether the shoe has a firm heel counter, whether the shoe has a firm resistance to torque when the heel and toe are twisted in opposite directions, and whether the most distal third of the shoe flexes easily while the middle third resists flexion. These techniques are all performed manually and can be done easily in shoe stores or in the office. The three-part test is quick and easy and provides objective metrics because it is repeatable and results can be compared from shoe to shoe.

 

Forefoot Shoe Break “Flexion” Test



The most important factor in evaluating any type of athletic shoe is the ease of bending of the most distal third of the shoe and the stiffness of the middle third of the shoe. 6

The optimal amount of bending, compression and stiffness depends on your foot type. Shoes with a rigid sole, may cause excessive stress to the calf muscles as well as lead to early heel lift and knee bending at push off.5 On the other hand, very compliant or cushioned shoes may possibly increase the risk of injury by allowing excessive sub-talar joint mobility (i.e. in and outward movement of the ankle joint).7,8 However, for people who have high arches (i.e. supinated feet), the increased shock absorption offered by highly cushioned shoes may help to protect from bone injuries often suffered by this patient population.9

Heel Counter – The Thumb Test

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Figure 7.  Running show should have a firm heel counter.

The Thumb Test is used to ensure that the heel counter is rigid enough to control the rear foot.  It involves squeezing the heel counter with your thumb and index finger.  If the heel counter compresses, it is too soft and floppy.

 

Torsional Stability Test

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Figure 8  The shoe should control the twisting of the foot in response to the environment and performance requirements.

 

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Figure 6 The most distal third of the shoe should flex easily while the middle third resists flexion.

Torsion (twisting) control in a shoe may play a more important role in sports in which sideways movement is of primary importance. In court shoes and trail running shoes, for example, the foot is placed in very different positions due to varying terrain or sideways movements while running, jumping, and landing. The shoe should be able to allow the foot to twist inward and outward as needed in response to these positioning stresses. In running shoes, an increase in motion-controlling properties built into a shoe often leads to a shoe that will be more resistant to twisting torque forces. This may be acceptable for most road-running on flat surfaces, but it won’t work in general for off-road running or other lateral cutting sports.

   

Which shoes for which feet?

Runners who have pronated feet need a dual density midsole that is harder on the inside than the outside to prevent excessive flattening motion (pronation).

If you are a wholefoot pronator, the increased density midsole should extend from the inside back of the sole of the shoe to just before the ball of the foot.


If you are a forefoot pronator, the increased density midsole should be slightly further forward extending from the inside of the front of the heel to just before the ball of the foot.

If you have a supinated foot, you need extra shock absorption with a shoe with a soft midsole that still provides outer stability.


The table below summarises the recommended running shoe features for each foot type.

 

 

 

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Figure 9. Note the firm material on the inside of the heel extends to the back of the shoe.

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Figure 10.  Note the firm material on the inside of the shoe stops short of the back of the shoe.

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Figure 11.  This shoe has extra cushioning and gel to absorb shock.

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Although the number and types of running shoes on the market are many and varied, there are just a couple of things that you need to keep in mind to determine what is going to work best for you. These include your individual physical characteristics, your running style and the intended purpose of the shoe.

You first need to understand that no shoe is going to compensate completely for faulty walking/running patterns or incorrect biomechanics. And yet, in light of this, it is difficult to quantify objectively your movement patterns and biomechanics.

Plaster casting of your feet in sitting or standing is not accurate because it does not directly relate to walking / running. To get an accurate indication of foot and overall body function for walking / running, you feet must be tested in the walking and running motion.

Videotaping also is not accurate as it involves the eye balling and then guesstimating the joint angles and muscle activations at particular points of the walking / running cycle.

If you are looking for exact measures of your walking and running mechanics, then perhaps the best test is the GaitScan assessment as it gives you the exact pressures and the timing of these pressures of each part of your foot during walking / running cycle.

For a foot assessment and a walking evaluation, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994 (BODYWISE).

Once you know how your foot functions during walking or running, it then becomes a matter of matching it to the correct shoe based upon objective validated tests rather than the shoe tests touted by many running magazines which are not backed up by the research.

The American Academy of Podiatric Medicine recommends using an evidenced based 3 point assessment protocol to evaluate shoes. Of paramount importance for pronated (flat) feet is the shoe’s distal flexibility as well as the mid-foot twisting control and heel counter rigidity. For high arched feet, cushioning and shock absorption are especially significant. Shoes that generally meet these criteria will, in general, provide you with better protection against injury as well as superior performance.

If you would like to know your foot type and what shoe will work best for you, we invite you to call us here at Bodywise Health for a foot and walking / running evaluation. This evaluation will include a report that you can give to a shoe retailing indicating what foot type you have so that they can better match the correct shoe for you.

For a foot assessment and a walking evaluation, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 263 994 (BODYWISE).

For more information on how Bodywise Health can help you to recover from or prevent running injuries, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 BODYWISE (263 994).

Please note:

• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;

• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.

References

1. Gallant JL & Pierrynowski MR. A theoretcical Perspective on Running. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2014; 104(2): 211-220.

2. Sahrmann SA and Associates. Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines. Elsevier Mosby 2011.

3. Norkin C and Levangie P. Joint Structure and Function. A Comprehensive Analysis. 3rd Edition. 2001.

4. Australian Orthotic Group. 2011 Australian Orthotic Group Seminar. Gait Analysis & Custom Orthotic Therapy.

5. Brukner P, Khan K and Collegues. Clinical Sports Medicine. McCraw Medical. 4th Edition, 2012.

6. Williams B. A three point approach to testing running shoes. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2010.

7. Shorten MR. The myth of running shoe cushioning. Presented at IV International Conferenceon the Engineering of Sport, Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 2002.

8. Heidenfelder J, Sterzing T, Milani TL. Biomechanical wear testing of running shoes. Footwear Science 2009; 1 (S1): 16-17.

9. Butler RJ, Hamill J, Davids I. Effect of footwear on high and low arched runners’ mechanics during a plolonged run. Gait & Posture 2007;26:219-225

10. Stacoff A, Steger J, Stüssi E, Reinschmidt C. Lateral stability in sideward cutting movements. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1996;28(3):350-358./p>

11. Stacoff A, Kalin X, Stüssi E. The effects of shoes on the torsion and rearfoot motion in running. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1991;23(4):482-490.

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Bodywise Health Headache Treatment

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By Michael Hall

Of all treatments, headache treatment probably ranks as probably the most misunderstood and confusing. Few complaints are more common than headaches or head pain. Yet, despite their frequency, much confusion and ignorance still surrounds the source and cause of headaches as well as to what constitutes the most effective headache treatment in Melbourne.

In fact for many years, the neck was completely ignored as a possible source of headaches by all the medical literature despite a considerable amount of evidence to the contrary. And indeed when headache was described it was given an incomplete, vague description, often only being referred to as tension headaches. Yet, this is despite the fact that muscle tension is not painful, but may lead to other structures such as joints and nerves to becoming painful.

Classification of Headaches

Many headache specialists in Melbourne classify headaches according to their presentation. This is important as it directs the most effective treatment for each condition. This classification includes:

1. Non-recurring headaches

2. Recurring headaches

(i) Migraine (vascular) headaches type

(ii) Headaches originating from cervical spine (neck) dysfunction

(iii) Combined migraine and cervical spine headaches

The Difference between migraine and cervical spine headaches

As physiotherapy treatment or physical therapy for headaches is most effective with neck related headaches, they must be differentiated from migraines which respond best to migraine headache treatments. These differentiating features include:

Periodicity: Neck headaches display a history of increasing periodicity and do not abate with age. In contrast, migraine headache periodicity hardly changes until they abate later in life. Headaches due to the jaw joint (TMJ) have an irregular periodicity. This factor differentiates cervical headaches from migraine headaches more reliably than any other factor.

Intensity of Pain: Neck headaches may be as painful as migraine headaches, though their intensity is more variable. The intensity of migraines is always severe.

Response to Painkillers (analgesia medication): A decreasing response to analgesics suggests a cervical origin. Migraine headaches in contrast respond minimally to compound analgesics (e.g. Panadeine Forte) and not at all to simple analgesics.

Onset: The onset of migraine headache is usually related to puberty whereas neck headaches may occur at any time in life.

Non-Diagnostic Features

Location of Pain: Both types of headache may refer pain to any part of the head. If pain encroaches on to the face it may also be referred from the TMJ.

Nature of Pain: Both headaches may present with the same pain characteristics including throbbing, pressure, pounding, gnawing and sickening sensations.

Triggers: Neck headaches can be triggered by all the migraine trigger factors.

Accompanying Symptoms: Neck headaches and migraine headaches commonly display the same symptoms such as visual disturbances, tinnitis, vomiting and dizziness.

The Sources of Headache

Migraine Headache

Pain arises from the dilation (that follows initial constriction) of pain sensitive arteries in the head. The cause of this vasoconstriction is not yet known. Headache is never the only symptom and may not even be a feature of the attacks. Migraine headache treatment is therefore directed to avoiding the triggers of migraine headache and preventing the migraine causing vasodilation of blood vessels.

Neck Headaches

Degenerative changes in the joints of the upper cervical spine (i.e. the 1st 3 cervical spine joints) are the primary source of neck headaches. The reason for this is that at these levels there is the greatest overlap of the nerves which supply sensation to the face and head (i.e. the cervical and Trigeminal nerves). Consequently, any irritation of structures close to these nerves may cause these nerves to transmit pain and lead to headaches. This irritation may occur in a single injuring event (e.g. whiplash) or over many years of poor posture and repetitive movement patterns. Through this, the lower cervical and thoracic spines may be a secondary source of headaches as if they become stiff (through poor posture), the upper cervical spine has to compensate by moving more, and it is this compensation which leads to degeneration and pain.

The Best Headaches Treatment

Bodywise Health headache physiotherapists have been delivering effective relief from headaches to people in the Bayside suburbs of Hampton, Brighton, Sandringham, Highett, Cheltenham, Elsternwick, Elwood, Black Rock and Beaumaris for more than 20 years.

The contact details for Bodywise Health may be found by googling migraine headache treatment, headache treatment Bayside, headache treatment Bayside, headache treatment Brighton, headache treatment Hampton and headache treatment Cheltenham.

Headache treatment gives the best results when it is guided by your presentation, a comprehensive, professional assessment and the clinical findings, your goals as well as your ongoing response to treatment.

The most effective physical therapy for headaches involve a combination of “hands on” therapy, electrotherapy, as well as physical conditioning and movement/relaxation retraining. This last point is extremely important because often it is poor posture/movement patterns which either perpetuate pain and dysfunction or cause it in the first place. It follows therefore that if the causes of headaches are not corrected, then only short term relief will be experienced.

If you live in the Bayside suburbs of Hampton, Brighton, Sandringham, Highett, Cheltenham, Elsternwick, Elwood, Black Rock and Beaumaris or more generally Melbourne and you want to achieve sustained relief from your headaches; if you want to be shown the physical, nutritional and psychological keys which will help to free you from headaches forever; if you want to take back control and reclaim your health and your life, then call us here at Bodywise Health on 1 300 BODYWISE (263 994) and begin your journey back to living your life without headaches.

For more information or for an appointment, please call 1 300 BODYWISE (263 994).

Please note:

• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;

• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.

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Foot Pain Treatment in Melbourne

Pain Treatment in Melbourne
By Michael Hall

Walking, running and in fact every time you put your feet on the ground, involves a complex interaction of the joints, muscles and nervous system control of your whole body. It stands to reason therefore, that all injuries which involve having your feet on the ground especially foot pain problems and foot pain from walking, must involve an assessment of the activity as a whole as well as an examination of each muscle and joint involved in the process.

This is the physiotherapist advantage.

Physiotherapists can analyze your standing, walking and running as a whole as well as break each movement down to its component parts. Physiotherapists can assess the mobility of your joints, the strength of your muscles and the control of your movements enabling them to determine deficits and analyze causes.

Physiotherapists can then use “hands on” techniques to free up specific joints, loosen specific muscles and mobilize your nervous system, techniques all designed to create the optimal environment for healing. These techniques also make rehabilitative exercise more effective, which makes postural and movement correction more effective. Consequently, all the treatment that we perform at Bodywise Health is not just directed at getting your back, hip or knee better, but importantly directed at getting you back doing the things you love to do whether be hiking in the country, walking in the park or going for a run.

The problem

Up until this stage there have been two problems.

The first problem was that assessments of foot pain problems and foot pain when walking often weren’t optimally objective, often involving observation or even video-taping a person as they walked or ran on a treadmill. These assessments still involved estimates of the biomechanics of the body.

The second was that assessments simply weren’t relevant. A plaster cast was made of the feet in sitting or standing, which had absolutely no relevance to walking or running. Therefore this type of assessment couldn’t adequately provide a solution for leg and body problems associated with these activities.

The solution

Gait scan has now changed all of this. Now assessments of foot pain when walking are both relevant and objective. Gait scan scans each foot, measuring the amount and timing of pressure from each part of the foot at 300 times per second as you stand, squat or walk. This objective data has been validated and verified and an enormous data bank of information has been gathered in the 25 years it has been used in Canada. By comparing your gait scan data with the existing data and combining this with information gained through a clinical examination, accurate, objective clinical findings can be made not just for your foot, but for your knee, hip and even your back.

Gait scan is a fantastic tool for foot pain walking problems as it provides the objective clinical details needed to provide long term orthotic solutions for foot pain problems. These include problems such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs (pain on the under surface of the foot), hallux valgus (big toe pain), meta-tarsalgia (toe pain), mid-tarsal joint arthritis, chondromalacia patellae (knee cap pain), iliotibial band fasciitis (pain on the outside of the knee) and many others.

Gait scan orthotics permanently change the physical stresses on your body every time you stand. By doing this, they can permanently unload or eliminate the stresses on your painful body part, thereby providing permanent relief. Combined with “hands on” soft tissue and joint techniques as well as precise corrective muscle activation training, balance, walking/running and functional retraining, gait scan orthotics provide the ultimate in long term relief and improved physical performance of many activities.

Experience permanent relief, not just a quick fix

Gait scan orthotics permanently remove the physical stresses on your foot pain problems every time you stand, walk, squat, lunge and run, thereby providing you with permanent relief. Combined with “hands on” soft tissue and joint techniques as well as precise corrective muscle activation training, balance, walking and running retraining, gait scan orthotics provide the ultimate in long term relief from foot pain from walking as well as improved physical performance of many activities.

So if you experience foot pain problems, especially foot pain from walking or have long term foot, ankle, knee, hip or even back problems, gait scan orthotics may be the answer that you are looking for. They may save you months of therapy and years of pain.

For more information or an appointment, please call Bodywise Health on 1 300 BODYWISE (263 994).

Please note:

• Rebates are available through your private insurance extras cover;

• For complex or chronic conditions, you may qualify for the EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Program) allowing you to receive 5 allied health services each calendar year with a referral from your GP. For more information, please call Bodywise Health now on 1 300 263 994.

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