the art and science of human movement
We help active people transform their lives through holistic empowering care that promotes mobility, fitness, confidence, and performance without pain meds, surgeries, or harmful procedures
Physical Therapy for Foot and Ankle
The foot and ankle comprise a complex structure of bones, soft tissue, connecting ligaments and tendons. The ankle is a multi-directional joint. Many ankle and foot problems are related to restricted movement of the joints by muscle stiffness or neuromuscular dysfunction that begins "up the chain". If you've ever massaged or rolled the calf or underneath the foot without relief of the pain, there may me more to solve. And this may be easier than you think.
Here are some common problems we treat associated with the foot/ankle:
I’ve loved to run on the trails my entire life, but had increasing problems over the past several years with my Achilles tendon and calf, to the point that I simply couldn’t run anymore. I tried standard physical therapy, but that actually made it worse. Then Lara was recommended to me, but when she focused on my core during the first session, I had to remind her that I was there for a different reason. She replied “Yeah, I know, but this is the root of your problem.” I gave her the benefit of the doubt and was eventually rewarded with an almost complete reduction in the swelling and pain – back to normal! And that was with a stubborn patient who didn’t stretch as much as she instructed. Just to prove that this was not a fluke, she did it again on my other Achilles when it became a problem. Unconventional? Yes. Effective? Absolutely! And there’s the side benefit of fun conversations during the therapy…" - Mark R., early 60s, Boulder, CO