Ankle & Foot Physical Therapy
Ankle and Foot Pain
The human foot is considered to be an engineering feat enabling man to enjoy the bipedal stance. Consisting of twenty- six bones and more than eighty muscles and ligaments, the feet is capable of transmitting the body’s weight to the ground as a rigid structure as well as absorb ground reaction forces and adapt to uneven surfaces as a mobile unit during standing and walking.
Misstep during walking,
Poor posture and faulty weight bearing of the feet during walking, standing or running
CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE FOOT/ANKLE
Heel pain/heel spur
Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction
Common peroneal nerve and tibial nerve involvement
Improving walking/gait pattern
Correcting posture and promoting proper body mechanics for improved weight bearing
Modification of footwear
Strength and conditioning of the trunk and intrinsic foot muscles
Soft tissue & joint mobilization
What does your physical therapist do?
First things first. As a physical therapist I want to ensure that you feel at home when you walk in through my doors. Your trust is important for the success of the physical therapy program tailored to your needs. Eventually I would like to maintain a good therapeutic alliance to ensure future service, if need be. Here is the typical approach:
- Listen to you carefully to find out what exactly is impacting your present condition.
- Provide comprehensive assessment using a biopsychosocial approach- physical, psychological and social/vocational components.
- Arrive at a hypothetical diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on the physician’s recommendation, if any.
- Provide treatment in a safe and effective manner utilizing hands-on approach/manual therapy, exercises and movement re-education. I may use E-stim and therapeutic ultrasound as an adjunct to facilitate the healing process.
- Communicate with your physician about the present progress and any changes in your condition.
- Ultimately the goal is to optimize movement, recover function and enhance performance to help you return safely to what you like doing.
Victor Physical Therapy
8523 Madison Ave, Suite D
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Clinic Hours[Flexible Upon Request]
Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM