You may have heard the saying “the psyche and soma are one”, it essentially means that there is no separation between the human body and mind, suggesting that physical health and mental health are closely related. This is a very popular idea these days, and there are plenty of studies to back it up from the worlds of psychology and medicine. The truth is, in the 21st century, many humans have fallen into a bad habit of behaving like their body is simply a vehicle for their brain, like a used Prius that they can abuse and neglect to no end. While modern medicine has advanced in leaps and strides, at the end of the day it’s up to you to listen to your body and figure out what it needs. While this applies to all body parts, here at Feet First Clinic in Toronto, we help people specifically with – you guessed it – their feet!
Because the feet are not necessarily seen as the sexiest part of the body, they are often ignored – sometimes to great detriment. Even people who treat their bodies well still treat their feet like pack mules, asking so much of them and giving so little in return. But there are several reasons – ranging from the superficial to the absolutely essential – that it is in your best interest to take care of your feet. In an essential sense, if your gait is abnormal, it can lead to back pain, trouble walking and climbing stairs and balance issues. As with many issues concerning the body, often problems originating in one place (the feet) can manifest throughout far-flung parts of the body, thus, some of our patients have been to see specialists who could not address their needs because the symptoms were misleading.
If you are having trouble with pain in your feet, swelling, skin conditions, gait abnormality – really anything below the knees – then chances are our foot care specialists can provide the best possible solution and offer service with a smile. If you need custom orthotics because you suffer from gait abnormality, then you’ve definitely landed on the right website: our clinic offers cutting-edge video gait analysis to help us (and you) truly understand the root of the problem, rather than simply covering it up.
Gait Analysis Technology
Our foot chiropodists use 3D cameras in conjunction with standard treadmills to provide a clear analysis of the way you walk and how you might improve your gait. The videos that we take not only help us to build you the perfect orthotics, they also act as a teaching tool so that you can start to fundamentally change the way that you walk on a day-to-day basis. The reason that many of us adopt poor walking habits is that the body unconsciously will take the path of least resistance, sometimes at the expense of the body’s overall equilibrium. Retraining your body to move in a way that is conducive to long-term health takes a great deal of mental effort and time, but it is by no means impossible.
Remember: you’re on your feet all day, they take you everywhere you go – even when you’re driving your car, you need your feet. If you take five seconds to imagine life without feet, it’s easy to understand how important they are. The body is a complex system that works best when it is in harmoniously aligned and is being paid proper attention. Listen to your body and treat your feet: call today for more info!