Musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle are an important public health challenge due to their increasing incidence combined with their substantial negative impact on patients’ quality of life. Non-pharmacological treatments e.g., physical therapy serve as the first line of treatment and are frequently used for patients with musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle.
In individuals with musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle, our chief objectives of treatment at Right Path Physical Therapy are to afford pain relief, restore mechanics (alignment, motion and/or load distribution) and return the patient to their desired level of activity participation. We can even fabricate orthotic insoles if we deem in necessary.
Given that most patients present with multiple impairments, combinational therapies that target foot-specific as well as global impairments have shown promising results. In particular, in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, comprehensive rehabilitation strategies including early detection, foot-based interventions (such as orthotics ) and wellness-based approaches for physical activity and self-management have been very successful for us.