Taking A Step Ahead in your wellbeing

Many problems originate with the feet. Your feet are your foundation, and if something is wrong there, it often shows in the knees, hips and back
 
No matter whether you are active or thoroughly inactive, our modern day lifestyle occasionally necessitates a bit of adjustment. After all, the human body was never designed to spend a large part of its day stuck behind a desk.
 
Sometimes everyone needs a helping hand and A Step Ahead Physiotherapy in Governors Square is ready to be that helping hand.
 
The women behind the clinic are co-owners Christine Gibbs and Fiona Graham.
 
Christine, the physio in the partnership, explains that the name and logo was inspired by the fact that she specialises in dealing with foot issues.
 
“Many problems originate with the feet. Your feet are your foundation, and if something is wrong there, it often shows in the knees, hips and back,” says Christine.
 
She also does biomechanical analysis, which allows her to pinpoint issues in athletes, occasionally before these issues cause injuries.
 
Christine is not someone who just dishes out advice, as she is an active triathlete and runner herself. She also uses Kinesio tape in her treatments.
 
“It is a really innovative way of taping to facilitate proper function without restricting joint motion,” she says.
 
Top international athletes can often be seen sporting the tape in major events.
 
For all those runners who find that their problems only surface once they have a couple of miles of running behind them, Christine has a solution as well, in the form of a treadmill which allows her to see and videotape any stride issues.
 
In some cases, the only solution may be orthotics, and Christine works with a custom orthotics maker in California.
 
Christine finds it ironic that her customers tend to be those who are either very active or not active at all.
 
“They come in and say they haven’t done anything, and that is exactly why they end up here. Bodies were meant to move,” says Christine.
 
Many people come to her with problems caused by incorrect posture behind a desk.
 
“It is just very painful when you are hunched over all day, and then you try to tell your body to do what’s normal,” says Christine.
 
A Step Ahead also offers active release therapy, which is an excellent way of getting rid of tightness in muscles.
 
A Step Ahead also offers post operative physiotherapy and also features a disabled parking just outside the front door.
 
Appointments can be booked from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday.   WH

For more information on A Step Ahead Physiotherapy, contact 745-ASAP (2727) or e-mail [email protected] You can also visit astepaheadphysio.com.

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