Workers compensation cases are often referred to the clinic. After a biomechanical assessment (a study of the mechanical and physical laws which determine the way your body moves and functions), a Podiatry Medical Report is submitted to the employer waiting approval for treatment.
Many cases are due to poor work footwear, insufficient surfaces to work upon, and poor maintenance of the feet. The podiatrist consults with the patient to assess the exact nature of the problem and discuss the appropriate treatment. Orthotics are found to be supportive and usually corrects the structure of the body and feet improving work performance. Correct footwear prescribed by the podiatrist also maintains a healthy structure.