What is Foot Therapy
Foot Therapy is an alternative to Orthotics, Surgery, and Injections for common foot pains and related injuries.
Foot Therapy incorporates methods from Gait Analysis, Fitness Training, Myofascial Release, Kinesiotaping, Trigger Point Therapy and Manual Massage Therapy
Foot Therapy aims to rebuild foot muscles, realign foot bones, and restore the feet’s plantar nerve feedback systems, using targeted exercises, massage techniques, and neuro stimulation tools.
Foot Therapy can eliminate or reduce pains caused from atrophied foot muscles due to Orthotics dependency, pronation, supination, hallux valgus, hallux limitus, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, hammer toes, and other common foot problems and pains, as well as related knee, hip, back, shoulder and neck stresses.
Foot Therapy can make your transition to Barefoot Shoes smooth and stress-free.
Foot Therapy can improve your Fitness Trainings, Competitive Performances, and overall Posture and Movement Patterns.
What can Foot Therapy do for me?
Foot Therapy can lead to elimination or reduction in common chronic foot pains and injuries caused by Hallux Valgus, Hallux Limitus, Plantar Fasciitis, Neuromas, Pronation, Supination, Flat Feet, High Arches.
It can also improve your Fitness Trainings and Competitive Performances for recreational and athletic endeavors.
Do I need Foot Therapy if I transition to Barefoot Shoes?
It is highly recommended to find out where your feet need improving when starting to wear Barefoot Shoes. This can eliminate injuries from stress on atrophied foot muscles or compromised alignments in the feet.
What does a Session consist of?
In your initial visit, a Foot Analysis is created through Visual Inspection, Foot Mapping, Gait Review, Barefoot Neuro-Parkour reactions, and Manual Massage.
What do I get from the Session?
You will receive information about the strengths and weaknesses of your feet, and how this affects your posture, movement, and connected muscles and fascia. From this information, we create a foot exercise, neuro-restoration, and massage plan to fit your personal needs in rebuilding your foundation. You’ll also receive information about which shoes are best for your work and lifestyle.
How long does a Foot Therapy session last?
Expect about 1.5 hours for your first session.
Follow-up sessions are about 45 minutes.
How many follow-up sessions do I need?
It’s advisable to have minimum two follow-up appointments, after six and 12 months to update your therapy plan and track your progress.
What do I wear for my session?
Tights, shorts, form fitting sports clothes – so we can best see your body movements.
You can bring appropriate clothes and change at the Studio.
Do I need a referral from my Doctor for an appointment?
You can make an appointment directly. No formal Doctor’s referral is needed.
Is the session reimbursed by my Health Insurance?
Foot Analysis and Foot Therapy Sessions are a personal investment in your future health. The costs are not reimbursed by your health insurer, but the finding information should be shared with your Medical and Physical Therapy team to support their work on your body.
What does a Foot Therapy session cost?
Your first Foot Analysis and Therapy session is about the same price as a massage – 120 chf
Follow-up appointments are 60 chf