Shoe Wear Evaluation
Footwear characteristics have been developed and modified to provide protection from the environment, conform with fashion, assist function, accommodate foot deformities, and treat musculoskeletal injury. Various footwear characteristics have been linked to falls in older people and in children, and the development of multiple conditions including osteoarthritis of the foot and knee, low back pain, foot ulceration and amputation, and foot deformities such as hallux valgus and hammer toe.
Due to the relationship between footwear and pathology, health professionals have a responsibility to consider footwear characteristics in the etiology and treatment of various patient presentations. Many issues related to the foot, lower limb, and low back conditions can often be addressed by changing or modifying footwear, with or without the use of foot orthoses.
Footwear characteristics have been linked to falls in older adults and children and the development of many musculoskeletal conditions. Due to the relationship between footwear and pathology, health professionals have a responsibility to consider footwear characteristics in the etiology and treatment of various patient presentations.
One of the services that Aegis Chiropractic & Physical Therapy offers is the assessment of your feet and lower body as well as your shoes to see if you have the right footwear for your body and activities. If new or different shoes are needed to help you move and feel better, we will provide you with detailed information to help find the correct fit. Contact our Physical Therapist at Hadley, MA center for a shoe wear evaluation.