Many foot problems such as heel pain (eg.plantar fasciitis ), pain in the ‘ball’ of the foot (metatarsalgia) and general arch pain can be caused by problems with the foot structure. Ankle, knee and low back pain can also be caused by mechanical foot problems. A thorough biomechanical assessment can help determine the source of your pain and how to treat it.
Dr. Walsh is a Certified Pedorthist Cped(c) along with his degree in kinesiology allows him to specialize in the biomechanics of the foot.
“The unique balance between how our feet propel us through the gait cycle and how minor imbalances can affect our knees, hip, spine and even cause headaches is important to understand and treat.”
Our process combines a computerized gait analysis, a complete history and physical examination, combined with custom molds of the feet resulting in a thorough 3-dimensional, functional diagnosis of foot and gait problems.
Pedorthists are individuals trained in the assessment of the foot and lower limb and the design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot orthotics and footwear for the purposes of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions and providing assistance for abnormalities or limited actions of the lower limb. For more information on Pedorthics go to: www.pedorthic.ca.