Our podiatry services are designed to identify and reduce pain in your feet and lower legs.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry aims to assess the biomechanics of the ankle and foot and how the patterns of movement influence how load is transferred to the, Podiahip and lower back. Our podiatrist uses a force plate analysis system (Digitsole system) to accurately assess the way you walk. This gives an indication of how force is distributed from your toes to your lower back and can help identify why you may be suffering from pain or a loss of performance and whether orthotics may help to improve your function and reduce pain.
What Conditions Can Podiatry Treat?
Podiatry is helpful in the treatment and management of persistent ankle and foot pain. It can help to treat an manage:
What Are the Benefits of Podiatry?
Podiatry accurately assesses the way you walk and can help identify why you may have developed the pain you are in. Results following analysis can help to guide orthotic prescription to ensure your orthotics are produced exactly to the specification you need to help you manage your pain or help with sports performance. Your podiatrist will guide you through the entire process from assessment to using your orthotics each day
How Can Podiatry Help Me?
Podiatry can help by reducing pain in the lower limbs, helping to improve comfort, improve walking and running function and can help you to participate in your sport for longer and helps to reduce the risk of future injury.
What Treatments Are Available?
Biomechanics Basic Assessment
A biomechanics basic assessment within podiatry is an initial evaluation conducted by a podiatrist to assess the structure, alignment, and function of a patient's feet and lower limbs. The assessment aims to identify any biomechanical abnormalities or imbalances that may contribute to foot pain, gait issues, or other lower limb conditions. It serves as the foundation for developing a comprehensive treatment plan to address the patient's specific needs.
Biomechanics and gait analysis are two important concepts within the field of podiatry. Podiatrists use biomechanics and gait analysis to assess how the body's structure and movement patterns can affect foot function and overall lower limb health. Biomechanics examines how the alignment and function of the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints in the feet and lower limbs can influence overall posture and movement. Gait analysis is used to evaluate the biomechanics of a person's walk or movement and identify any abnormal movement patterns that may contribute to foot and lower limb problems.
A podiatry review is a follow-up appointment or examination conducted by a podiatrist to assess the progress of a patient's treatment plan and to ensure that their foot and lower limb health is being effectively managed. The podiatry review is a crucial part of the ongoing care and management of various foot conditions and lower limb issues.
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