Our Areas Of Specialty Care:
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis including heel and arch pain, are the most common foot complaints anywhere in the world. Typically, people complain of sharp pain getting out of bed in the morning, bruising or aching type of pain on weight-bearing during the day, and is generally worse towards the end of the day or after exercise. Discover how to beat your heel pain here
Ankle Sprains / Ankle Instability / Weak Ankles
We often sprain or roll our ankles outward due to different reasons, such as landing awkwardly from netball, falling off the steps, or from a motor vehicle accident. Ligaments (fibrous tissues that hold the bones in place) always get compromised as an result of that. This leads to shift or displacement of our bones in the ankle (misalignment). Discover more about your ankle here.
High Arches & Flatfeet
High Arches and Flatfeet, both place abnormal biomechanical stresses and loads on different structures of the foot and leg. These stresses and loads on your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, translate to the symptoms that you have been feeling throughout your body.
Our ‘hands-on’ treatment techniques will improve your high arches or flatfeet, by releasing the muscle and joint restrictions, adjusting the joint alignment and positioning, activating the muscles that support your arches and ankles, and combined with corrective exercises to strengthen the muscles. This will alleviate your foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain as a result of the poor biomechanics of your feet.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic condition involving degeneration of the joints. The ends of the two bones are protected by a smooth cushioning material called cartilage, which absorbs shock and enables the bones to glide smoothly over each other. In OA, the cartilage breaks down due to trauma, repetitive impact, excessive pressure and overuse or misuse of the joint. This is commonly seen in the feet as they are always exposed to these factors.
Abnormal foot alignment and joint positioning would place excessive pressure on our joints, accelerating the onset or process of OA. Signs and symptoms include joint stiffness, joint pain, limited joint movement, bony spur formation, and enlarged joint.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and arthritic changes to the joints. 90% of RA patients have foot involvement, and 20% develop foot symptoms first. Signs and symptoms are similar to OA, but we would normally see more joint swelling and restrictions, extra bone growths (osteophytes formation), and foot deformities such as hammer toes, claw toes, hallux valgus, and bunions. These symptoms often prevent patients from exercising, therefore causing further joint stiffness and muscle weakening. RA patients would also find themselves losing balance due to the toe deformities.
Our treatment aims at getting the joints to function at their optimal position, reducing the wear and tear between the two bones. This is generally achieved by mobilising the affected joints with our specialised techniques, which stimulate the production of synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates the cartilage and other structures in the joint and keeps it moving smoothly.
We have had great success in managing RA foot symptoms with our natural treatment techniques. We help improve the quality of life for people in all stages of RA and help them to maintain their lifestyle.
Aching Muscles, Tight Calf and Achilles Tendon
Do you get cramps, tightness or soreness in your calf muscles? Sharp pain in your knee that only happens when you run or jump? Or sciatica-like symptoms referring from your hip?
These symptoms are often being overlooked and misdiagnosed by practitioners. We identify and deal with these soft tissue problems with a holistic approach that is effective in alleviating the symptoms as well as improving strength and flexibility of the muscles.
Knee, Hip and Lower Back Pain
Knee, Hip and Lower Back pain can be caused by a number of factors. In a lot of causes, misalignment and instability of the feet contribute to a significant part of it. We provide corrective care to your feet to build a strong and stable foundation to support your knee, hip and lower back.