Ankle & Foot

Ryan LaCorte Treatments

The daily strains placed on the foot and ankle make it a common injury site.  Most injuries to the foot and ankle are either due to a traumatic incident or overuse syndromes.  Our physical therapists will help to manage all conditions through an in depth gait and posture analysis as well as a thorough evaluation of all structures involved.

Plantar Fasciitis

In conditions such as plantar fasciitis (characterized by heel pain) our physical therapist will dive into the mechanism behind the pain.  Whether it due to a heel spur, weakness or flexibility issues, we will determine the root of your problem.  Our Physical Therapists will assess arch height and identify if an arch support or orthotic is needed.  Other structural issues come into play as well, including a bunion, hammer toe or flat feet.  Your physical therapists will devise appropriate plantar fasciitis stretches or exercises as needed.  Along with massage and the use of modalities, we can reduce your symptoms and help you reach your goals.  All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

***For more information, please see the article “How Physical Therapy Can Help “Heel” Your Foot Pain:  A Brief Overview on Plantar Fasciitis” in our Publications.

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprains are common injuries among all individuals.  Most frequently, the lateral, or outside ligaments of the ankle are stretched or torn as the ankle turns inward.  This will result in immediate ankle pain followed by swelling and bruising.  Some cases may even lead to ankle tendonitis as well as foot pain.  Your physical therapist will identify all structures involved through a thorough evaluation, and devise a plan of attack to rehabilitate your injury and return your prior activity level. All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities, and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

***For more information, please see the article “Chronic Ankle Instability” written by Rebeca Kashdan in our publications.

Ankle Fracture (Broken Ankle)

Ankle Fractures of the Tibia and/or Fibula are common injuries of the lower extremity.  Frequently the strains placed upon the lower leg are greater than the strength of the bone.  Some Ankle Fractures are able to be treated without surgical intervention through a 6-8 week immobilization period.  Other cases require surgical intervention to ensure proper alignment and healing.  Based upon your physician’s orders, we will begin to slowly regain your range of motion (ROM) and strength while progressing to more challenging, strenuous activity based upon your personal goals.  All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities, and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

Running Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

There are a wide variety of injuries that can occur due to the stressful nature of running.  The most common injuries include Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, and Stress Fractures.  Your physical therapist will take a thorough assessment of the structures involved as well as the mechanism of injury.  A running analysis will be performed to identify any issues form running.  Through physical therapy including, manual treatments, the use of modalities, strengthening and stretching exercises, your therapist will help you to return to your prior running form.   All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a common issue among the diabetic population, however it is not solely limited to diabetics.  There are many mechanisms resulting in peripheral neuropathy including nerve entrapment (pinched nerve), Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Infections, Autoimmune Disorders, and side effects of medication and/or vascular issues.  Your physical therapist will help to discover the mechanism behind your neuropathy and devise a treatment plan appropriate for you.  All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

Post-Surgical Care

Whether your surgery is due to a traumatic injury or structural abnormality, your physical therapist will help to restore your prior level of activity.  Based upon your physician’s orders, your physical therapist with expedite your recovery through advanced manual techniques, as well as strengthening and stretching exercises.  Our goal is always to help you restore your level of function or activity without pain or limitations. All of our facilities are equipped with state of the art modalities and equipment to meet your needs.   Please visit our Toms River, Whiting, Manchester, Brick, Forked River, Freehold, Jackson, or Barnegat facilities and allow us to “give you your life back.”

  • Achilles Repair
  • Ankle or Foot ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
  • Lateral Ankle Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement/Arthrodesis
  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammer Toe Correction

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