Why People Need Annual Foot Assessments
Foot Care Solutions Start with Foot Assessments
Why do people need annual foot assessments?
Here is a tip from Elio’s experts at Niagara’s total foot care clinic.
Only after a complete and thorough assessment of the feet and lower limbs can the most effective treatment solutions be determined and orthotic devices be designed. Such assessments are best conducted by a practitioner who has extensive training and expertise, such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
The pedorthist will assist the patient in understanding their medical condition and the potential causes, contributing factors, and the recommended treatments.
The main purpose of the assessment is to determine whether the medical condition with which the patient presents is related to poor foot structure and / or biomechanics. A thorough investigation includes:
- Weight Examination
- Non Weight Bearing Examination
- Gait Analysis
In a foot assessment, we gather patient history to identify patterns and expose factors that contribute to the patient’s medical condition. We check symptoms, previous injuries, occupation, and other factors.
When examining feet, Canadian Certified Pedorthists on site in private patient rooms at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre will spend up to one hour or more in the initial consultation to evaluate the patient’s walking patterns (gait) for a comprehensive understanding of how the foot moves during the gait cycle. This consultation also includes a detailed patient history and complete pedorthic biomechanical evaluation looking at the lower limb static position including joint position, arch height, knee position, rear foot position and toe deformities.
Request a preferred time for an appointment for a foot assessment at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre. Please note this is a request for an appointment online for a foot assessment at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist or schedule a consultation with a foot care specialist.
For more information on foot care by Canadian Certified Pedorthists, visit the Pedorthic Association of Canada website.
Elio’s is a proud member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada.