The evaluation of foot is probably not an integral part of routine assessment done in Physiotherapy clinics. Even in cases of mechanical pain disorders it is often overlooked or at the most, if performed, then only in the presence of obvious deformities of foot. On the other hand, foot type assessment and treatment focused on modifying foot type has been successfully used by podiatrists. There are a large number of patients with mechanical pains visiting physiotherapists. However, Physiotherapists often perform the complete posture analysis forgetting the role of foot in maintaining a good posture. Consequently, they often miss some important factors contributing to the existence of the mechanical pain in a patient.
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