Foot / Ankle Program
Helps manage common foot/ankle problems and post surgical rehabilitation involving simple toe repositioning to complex ankle reconstruction.
If you require foot or ankle injury treatment, our comprehensive foot and ankle program focuses on restoring range of motion, strength and function. We treat all injuries related to the lower extremity, whether you've been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, suffer from an ankle sprain or fracture, or need post-operative care.
Your foot rehab or ankle rehab begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your functional limitations. Our team of expert physical therapists will then design a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals, which may include stretching and strengthening exercises, proprioceptive balance and gait training.
Throughout your foot injury rehabilitation or ankle injury rehabilitation, we work hard to help you return to all your normal functional activities. When you are ready for discharge, you will be given a personalized home exercise program to allow your foot or ankle to stay healthy, further enhance your rehabilitation outcome and prevent the possibility of future foot or ankle re-injury.
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are custom made inserts for your shoes, similar to the insoles present in athletic shoes. Orthotics are molded to the contours of your feet to correct many structural problems. They vary from full foot length to half length and from soft materials to rigid.
Why You Need Them
Orthotics correct many structural deviations of the feet, such as high or low arches, by holding your foot in a neutral position. Rather than stressing your feet by forcing them to adapt to your walking surface, orthotics bring the floor to your feet. Your physician may have diagnosed you with such conditions as plantar fascitis, heel spurs, metatarsalgia, neuroma, bunions or post surgical conditions which orthotics can help to treat.
Orthotics are custom molded to your feet by a trained healthcare professional. For severe problems, a cast may be taken of your feet and sent to a lab for a more rigid device. For your first appointment, you should bring socks to protect your feet from the heat, several pairs of shoes you commonly wear (especially lace up and athletic shoes), and wear comfortable clothes that can be rolled to the knees.