Are you taking your ankles and feet for granted? Have you ever thought about the importance of your feet in your everyday life? We need them for every step we take and to lead a wonderful life. It seems that only when they are in pain do we pay attention to them. Anybody who was has experienced pain, stiffness, and a decline in walking ability understands what I am discussing.
As you may know the seven world wonders (they may change on a year-to-year basis) are often associated with beautiful architecture and structures such as the pyramids of Giza, or the Taj Mahal. Even today, we marvel at the creations that our forebearers created to stand the test of time.
The ankle foot complexes are sophisticated structures. The amount of force and stress we put on them with every step we take is far more immense than most people realize. It has always amazed me how these structures can maintain their integrity given the pressure they are constantly under.
To put this in perspective, a normal walking gait will have the heel striking the ground at a force of 5 to 8 times your bodyweight. We’re talking about 1000 pounds per square inch accumulated in the ankle joint during a walk or run depending on their bodyweight.
How can a structure so small withstand the constant impact throughout a lifetime? I’m still astounded by that fact and even more amazed about how I was able to recover from numerous ankle and foot injuries that caused me severe long-term pain, stiffness and weakness. The pain was so excruciating that multiple surgical interventions were necessary to repair my lower extremities.
How was I able to recover from these injuries?
For starters, University helped me lay the foundation for my knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics and was very helpful for creating optimal treatment systems. But that was not enough. I knew it was not enough to fully address my ankle and foot problems. In order to get my ankles and feet to function properly again, I experimented. For years, I tinkered with my approach to treating my patients, culminating in the development of the Results Treatment Method. All our therapists regularly attend weekly trainings that strength their knowledge of the Results Treatment Method. Our method is one of analyzing the problem, recommending stretches and positions to help with recovery, recommendations of products that can speed up recovery, and follow-ups continue to promote muscle and joint strengthening and flexibility. Take me as a witness. I would not be walking today if not for my dedication to the development of the Results Treatment Method, and I seek to extend my knowledge to any therapist that truly wishes to help their patient.
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