AOL Clinic specialises in biomechanical assessment of the lower limbs by exploring the relationship between pain and the skeletal and muscular structure of the body. AOL Clinic takes a wholistic approach and assess patients from “the feet up”.
The Clinic was established as a practitioner referral network, however, all patients suffering from the conditions below are welcome to come see us!
For more information on AOL Clinic, please refer to our Company Profile.
Practitioners note – you can ‘refer on’ and get your patient back with a report… never lose your patient base!! You now have specialist biomechanics service as a support to your personal treatment regime for your patients.
Your Feet and Your Body Structure… or Biomechanics
The human foot is a complex structure made up of 26 bones and 2 sesamoids, held together by soft tissue material – muscles, ligaments and tendons. The human foot was designed to walk on soft surfaces like earth and sand rather than today’s hard and flat man-made surfaces. So, it’s little surprise that with the average person taking 14,000 steps per day, damage often occurs to the soft tissue supportive structures of the feet.
Over time, soft tissues slowly become stretched and this loss of support causes abnormal foot function during walking or running. In turn, this leads to changes in the biomechanics of the ankles and further up the leg to the knees, hip, pelvis and spinal column.
Therefore, many knee, hip or back problems may be caused by abnormally functioning feet! Children as well as adults may experience similar problems due to abnormal bone or soft tissue development. Constant uneven stresses exerted on feet can also lead to those conditions listed. Wear and tear patterns on the soles of your shoes can reveal whether or not you have a potential problem.
Conditions We Treat
Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spur, Bunions and Forefoot Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Pigeon Toe and Out Toe in Children
Knee & Leg Pain
Osgood Schlatters Syndrome, Retro Patella Pain, Tibial Stress Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Growing Pains in Children
Back Pain & Gait Problems
Hip Pain, Short Leg, Sway Back, Scoliosis, Upper Back and Neck Pain, Gait Anomolies
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