Foot & Ankle

Foot and ankle pain can affect your ability to stand, walk and run.  The physical therapists at AIM Physical Therapy areprofessionally trained to deal with ankle and foot pain.

The foot and ankle are important in all weight bearing activities including standing, walking and running.  Walking and running should be a comfortable experience without joint pain or limited motion. However, when discomfort occurs a physical therapy consult may be necessary.

Whether it is pain due to prolonged standing, sustained walking, or a sports injury, we will provide a thorough evaluation followed by prompt treatment.  We will discuss your need to improve function and develop long range goals according with you.

Treatment

Modalities

A variety of modalities (treatment tools) may be used to assist with pain relief and tissue healing:

  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Low level laser
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electrical stimulation 

Manual Therapy

Our therapists utilize a wide variety of manual therapy techniques including

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Gentle joint mobilization
  • Range of motion
  • Manual stretching
  • Trigger point release
  • Myofascial release

These techniques are utilized to decrease pain, increase joint motion, reduce muscle spasm, increase flexibility, reduce scar tissue, and increase mobility.

Flexibility

Our therapists assist in the restoration of motion of the foot and ankle to normalize all weight bearing functions.

Orthotics

Our staff is experienced in the development of custom foot orthotics to ensure proper foot placement upon weight-bearing.

Strengthening

As a component of the physical therapy session, the therapist may choose to add strengthening exercises. AIM Physical Therapy utilizes state-of-the-art strengthening equipment in a quiet, calm atmosphere. In addition, the therapist may recommend home exercises so that the patient can continue to work as an integral team member to gain independence and return to function.