The Foot Centre servicing Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Benalla
The mechanics of how we walk and move is important to ensuring that we remain injury free, unfortunately in many cases the architecture of the foot can disrupt our gait (the way we walk), potentially causing long term injury and pain problems.
Over-pronation, or flat feet, is a common bio-mechanical problem that occurs when a person’s arch collapses too far upon weight bearing, and is said to be “over-pronated”. Pronation is the natural motion of the foot as it roles inward and flattens out when the foot makes contact with the ground. Pronation is part of the body’s natural complex shock absorption and allows the foot to adapt to the contour of the ground. Too much pronation will cause the arch of the foot to flatten excessively placing stress and pressure on the tissues and ligaments of the foot.