The human body has 206 bones. Each foot consists of 28 bones, 33 joints & over 100 muscles, tendons, & ligaments. The foot is a feat of biological engineering. In a lifetime a person can walk 173,000 kilometres –almost half way to the moon! Your feet are like a finely tuned racing car. If you take good care of them & do not take them for granted then they can last you a lifetime.
The components of your feet work together, sharing tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking, for example, brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet.
If the ground is hard, like the concrete jungle that we have created, then the ground reaction can overcome the foot. The shock to the foot can wear off its structures & alignment with time, which can cause pain, deformities, & walking problems. Also the shock over time can contribute to injury to the knees, hips, & lower back.
Many systemic diseases are first detected in the feet, such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anaemia, and kidney problems. Arthritis, including gout, often attacks foot joints first.
A. R. Ayass has extensive experience in clinical lower limb biomechanics & orthotic therapy.
He holds seven university degrees in podiatry, science, & management from The University of Sydney, Macquarie University & the University of Newcastle.
A.R. Ayass is registered with Podiatry Board of Australia. He is also a member of the authoritative & prestigious American Podiatric Medical Association.
We have a 15-year history in the provision of customised solutions to assist patients walk better, live better, & feel better.
We boast one of the most sophisticated & accurate instruments in the assessment of blood flow in the lower limbs, which is used to determine the level of risk of wound complication or risk of amputation in patients with compromised blood supply to lower limb, for example patients with a long history of diabetes & peripheral vascular diseases.