The ankle bears the weight of our body and is prone to injuries. Sprains or strains, Achilles tendonitis, fractures and bursitis are some of the common complaints of the foot and ankle.
Wearing improper footwear, weakness in the hips and or knees, overuse and trauma caused by accidents can all be causes for complaints of ankle and foot pain. Ankle injuries can happen to you whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, a sales person required to stand for long hours or if you simply tripped while walking.
Ankle physical therapy helps manage pain, reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and strengthen the muscles in your ankle. Ankle physical therapy begins with a thorough evaluation of your ankle as well as an entire lower extremity screening to identify any weakness in the pelvis, hip, knee or calf while also assessing the flexibility of the entire lower extremity and low back.
The physical therapists here at Cynergy Physical Therapy perform a thorough medical history to rule out potential mitigating medical factors. Video gait analysis is performed to further examine your gait and understand the mechanics of your lower extremity.
Range of movement and strength of your ankle as well the blood circulation and sensation in the injured area are assessed. An effective ankle physical therapy program incorporates strengthening, balance, stretches as well as joint mobilizations, taping, ultrasound and or laser. A through home exercise program is always tailored to every individual’s needs.
Our physical therapists can make custom orthotics when deemed necessary