Podology & Posture
Podology is a medical discipline that studies the functioning and the treatment of foot related pathologies.
Pains due to standing, walking and running can extend from the feet to the back through the joints such as ankles, knees, and hips.
Pains occurring in the lower limbs have an impact on the rest of the body. As a result the body tries then to compensate causing unbalanced postures and improper body movements .
This is where posturology steps in. As an extension of podiatry, its aim is to take into account the entire body in terms of weight, balance and motion dynamics.
A mechanical problem occurring in a joint, ligament or muscle, whether foot, knee or other parts of the body is mainly caused by postural disorders.
The goal of a podiatrist-posturologist is to examine through a rigorous medical examination the techniques to reduce or even eliminate pains through the use custom made insoles which are designed to deal with postural disorders.