Think of the feet and ankles as the foundation of the human body. They help you stabilize yourself and maintain balance. They absorb shock. They enable you to propel yourself forward. If you don’t keep your feet and ankles healthy, your gait (the way you walk) and posture can be affected. Unfortunately, many people develop conditions such as flat feet, bunions and plantar fasciitis as they age, which can create a painful downstream effect in the knees, hips and back.
At Natural Healthcare Center, we don’t assess a patient’s feet and ankles, or any part of the body, in a vacuum. Our integrated, “bottom up” approach to assessing neuromusculoskeletal health begins at the feet and ankles and goes straight up. Painful or embarrassing conditions can be caused by everything from trauma to poorly fitting shoes to lack of blood flow. Our board-certified podiatrist will diagnose the root cause of these conditions and work with our team of specialists to develop a personalized treatment plan.