“WHAT’S HAPPENING TO YOU?”
Whether you come to PODO for medical reason or simply to make your body work more efficiently, the assessment starts with the same question;
“What’s happening to you?”
It’s an important one because it allows us to find the root causes of a problem. We need to understand the “cause/effect” phenomenon between your pain or discomfort, past or present. It also helps us determine where you are at with your current treatment plan if you have any.
This not only gives us a look at the entire body, it lets us locate your pain or discomfort if you experience any, determines your foot type, analyses your feet behaviours and their consequences.
This involves a series of assessments under the light of the PODOBAROSCOP by running a series of tests barefoot.
This is the most educational part of the consultation. It’s been described as “Colourful and mind-blowing”!
Using GAIT AND MOTION TECHNOLOGY we analyse how you move and pair our findings with what we learned in the postural and physical assessment.
The pressure measurement system and its software are very useful and straightforward for you to understand – or provide to a third party as a clear and detailed report.
Your most commonly worn footwear tells us a story.
Please bring these with you.
Their wear pattern also allows us to make detailed recommendations on the brand, model and lacing methods that will work best with you and your orthotics.
LOWER LIMB EXAMINATION
Sitting or lying down on the examination table, a series of tests help us set up the expectation before having orthotics made (or starting a physical therapy).
We’ll look at your range of motion, joint mobility and leg length discrepancy.
In this part of the consultation, we discuss how your body works and look into your habits (good and bad).
This helps us decide what could change for the better and improve your quality of life.
Go further with your orthotics
Orthotics are only one piece of the puzzle in helping your body work better.
Below you will find a wealth of information that has been helping patients around the world get the ‘big picture’.
The following resources (articles, videos and tutorials) do not just strive to give out the right advice, they also set the record straight on common misconceptions.