Our aim is to go beyond the simple relief of symptoms, which is beneficial in the short term, looking at the underlying causes of the problem. Working with these can lead to longer term relief, or even permanent resolution, as well as helping to improve the quality of your life. We are achieving this by:
•Using natural holistic therapies to enhance the body’s natural self healing abilities.
•Encouraging people to take an active part in improving their health and in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
•Raising awareness of the principles of good health.
•Broadening the range of holistic therapies available in Bentham
•Working in co-operation with other health care professionals.
Biomechanical assessment is important to determine what is happening to the foot, leg and trunk on weight bearing and during movement. It may indicate that some sort of orthotic may be needed to keep the foot in the best position to minimise symptoms not only in the feet, but also in the ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders and head.
When the human body was designed, we didn’t walk on concrete or tarmac, but on uneven surfaces of differing degrees of hardness. We have a foot which is a miracle of mechanical engineering which adapts to the ground we walk on. The mid foot is made up of many tiny bones which form arches. If your foot is not in its strong position (with all these bones lined up) when you are walking on a flat surface, the arches distort and sooner or later problems could develop. The timing of this will depend on many factors, including footwear, occupation, weight, lifestyle. Generally, long thin mobile feet go out of position more readily than short compact feet with tight ligaments. As the feet are our foundation and are literally at the bottom of a pile of bones stacked one on top of another, if something at the bottom is out of alignment, everything above it is affected to a greater or lesser degree.
At Sole to Soul we work with Pegasus Orthoses in Northern Ireland. This company produces very high quality, low bulk CAD – CAM devices to correct and support the feet and realign the body.
Thank you for giving me my husband back! He was so bad tempered with being in pain all the time but now it feels like I'm living with the man I married again.
Thank you! It's like a miracle. I used to go home from work and cry because my feet hurt so much. I get no pain at all now and don't really need to come to see you but I do enjoy it, so is it alright if I carry on coming to you?
My feet are the best they have been in years. After 11 years of problems I have no pain in them and haven't had for a couple of months now. (Really hope I haven't jinxed it!) So thanks for your time and skills!!! I will highly recommend you to anyone I know with similar problems.
JS Jan 2015
After a chiropody session a patient was asked if they would like their feet massaged with cream. The reply was “Yes please! It makes me good tempered for the rest of the day.”