Advanced Footcare is a full service podiatry clinic in Miami. We are concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the human foot, ankle, and their governing and related structures, including the leg and the local manifestations of systemic conditions, by all appropriate systems and means.
Podiatrists hold doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degrees. They are the foremost authorities and medical specialists of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Podiatric physicians provide 39% of all foot care and, according to the Health Care Financing Administration, perform nearly 80% of the foot surgeries performed in the U. S. annually.
The following list includes some common conditions that podiatrists often diagnose and treat:
Podiatrists may prescribe orthotic devices and medication and may perform inpatient or outpatient surgical procedures to treat podiatric conditions.
There are many types of podiatry specialties, including the following:
- Pediatric podiatry
- Podiatric medicine and orthopedics
- Podiatric surgery
- Wound care
- Extra-Corporal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
- Active Release Therapy (ART)
- Sports medicine and biomechanics
Specializing in Sports Medicine, Advanced Footcare offers appointments for patients to get very thorough, on-site biomechanical examinations by some of the most experienced physicians trained in the field of biomechanics. Analysis may include range of motion studies, muscle strength testing, motion analysis and computer gait analysis.
A patient’s gait can be monitored while a video camera attached to a computer captures the gait cycle in real time while walking or running on a treadmill. The video can be played back frame by frame, illustrating each phase of the gait cycle. This allows our trained experts to analyze a person’s gait for diagnosing biomechanical abnormalities in foot, leg, hip or back function. The motion analysis may also be used as a tool for analyzing a patient with a corrective device in their shoes to determine the effectiveness of the foot orthotic device.