Many people don’t realise that the biomechanical influences leading to neck and shoulder pain can originate from the feet. Our walking gait can influence our whole body movement. The complex relationship of the bones to each other in the feet can result in pain in the hips, back, neck, shoulders, and arms, which require expert assessment. These relationships are often missed.
Pain can cause distress, anxiety and depression. It is important for your happiness and your own personal dreams and goals, to be heading in a pain free or at least pain reduced direction. It is an important part of our company vision to deliver the highest levels of evidence based treatment for our patients, and deliver these services in a timely manner. Dr. Jeremy Hawke (Podiatrist) has 24 years of experience treating human movement related pain throughout the body.
Patients often tell us that they have not had any assessment of the role the feet had in their pain. At Hip to toe plus we can carry out a full assessment of your whole body, to see what influence your feet are having on the rest of the pain throughout your body. We are then able to write a management program and treat conditions that take place in other parts of the body that are related to your locomotion. This can include treatment for the knees, hips, back, shoulders, neck, elbows, arms and hands.
An example of this would be a pain in the upper back that relates to your foot function resulting in various forms of neck and shoulder pain, that can often become chronic. Very often a lot of this musculoskeletal pain is identified as being osteoarthritic pain or related or a sports injury. But this is not always the case. Dr. Jeremy Hawke (Podiatrist) will carry out a full assessment for you and to determine the relationship between your foot function and the pain you are having in other parts of your body. Book through our website at www.hip2toe.com.au or telephone us on (07) 4054 3330 to make an Initial appointment. Please bring the x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs and your sporting/work shoes, or school shoes for children. Our patients start in age from walking infants to beyond 90 years old, we look after musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries, work place related injuries, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis and General medicine podiatric issues, Neurological and vascular medicine podiatric conditions, including Diabetes, Gout and headache related pain.
Jeremy is an Australian prescriber of scheduled medicines, and prescribes for a wide range of conditions. He has advanced skills in Laser scanning for feet to write prescriptions for computer generated cad cam foot orthotics, which are state of the art world class orthotics, which can assist in treatment for the above patient groups. He is trained in full body medical acupuncture and full body mobilization and correction and massage techniques. He is able to set muscle strengthening programs, exercise programs, stretching programs and counselling for weight loss, overweight and obesity issues. Please make an appointment to discuss all our other treatment options.