Foot and ankle

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The foot and ankle is needed to propel us for every step we take. This complex mechanism, which works in 3 D motion, must be finely tuned and working efficiently in order to do this. Ankle fractures, ankle sprains, flat feet (over pronation), high arched feet (supinated foot), metatarsalgia, bunions, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, achilles tendonitis/ tendinopathy are some examples of problems that can occur around the foot and ankle.

At IONA Physiotherapy, we will take a detailed history and conduct a thorough biomechanical assessment in order to determine the reason for your injury and formulate the most appropriate treatment plan, so that you can return to your previous level of activity/sport as soon as possible. This may include examination of your spine, hip and knee as some foot and ankle symptoms are due to referred pain. Some foot/ ankle injuries may necessitate orthotics to be prescribed in order to improve mechanical efficiency and reduce strain on your foot and ankle. If required, this will be discussed with you during your consultation.