Mel Collie | Bunions
Bunions, or Hallus Valgus ..Hallux means big toe. It’s often believed to be the case for Bunions that the big toe moves laterally when pressure applied from the side, so when ill fitting shoes are worn or shoes are worn too early from childhood.
Anyway, many of you have them..and many of you don’t like them, they change the shape of the shoes you are wearing, shoes don’t fit properly and you don’t really want an operation because it doesn’t change the foot mechanics, just removes the callous/bunion.
So they will come back if you foot mechanics don’t change.
These are photos are of my mums bunions. She had both of them operated on about 20 years ago now, they both came back, because her gait wasn’t assessed. So she continued to walk the same way. Those bunions re appeared, and thats normal. The brain is doing what its used to doing, an operation may not change that unless its show it a different way.
I used NKT (Neurokinetic therapy) on my mums foot
Two half hour sessions over the space of 3 days
An here was the result. A straighter big toe, which will help her use the inside line of that foot more when she walks , which helps the glutes work better to help the hip extend as she walks, which helps the rotation of the ribs and the shoulders move well, which helps reduce tightness in the shoulder and neck.
All of that in just 2 sessions, goes to show what can be achieved in 4 sessions, which we didn’t have time for as she was here on her holidays…time went by too fast!
Assessments for your gait and bunion treatment can be booked here by emailing me:
Call 07800 797300
4 x 30 minute bunion specific treatment sessions – £130
(course must be taken over the space of 4 weeks and from my home clinic in Portreath, North Cornwall)
Includes posture assessment and videos to follow on home treatment for continued success.
Call now to book your feet in and start correcting your gait patterning and foot function.