Our Physiotherapists believe in a treatment approach that focuses on Quality "Hands on Therapy".

Podiatry Assessment

Benefits of Podiatry Assessment

  • Relief of foot pain and lower limb pain.
  • Prescription and provision of orthoses (specialist shoe insoles).
  • Use of techniques with minimal invasion.
  • Preventative care for people with specific conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation and various forms of arthritis.
  • Recognition of systemic medical conditions which may first manifest themselves within the foot and alleviation of the effects of these disorders such as inflammation or ulceration.
  • Routine care of problem nails, corns and callus.

Common Conditions

  • Ingrown toenails and other problem toenails
  • Corns
  • Fungal infections (athletes foot)
  • Diabetic foot care advice
  • Big Toe Problems
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Foot Tendon Problem
  • Rigid Foot Types
  • Flat Feet
  • Heel Pain and Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain

Orthotics

An orthotic device (or orthoses) is a shoe insert which you may be recommended following a biomechanical assessment / gait analysis with a Podiatrist. These can be either pre-fabricated devices (not bespoke to an individual but a cheaper option) or custom made devices which are manufactured from a plaster cast of the feet and a bespoke prescription.

Benefits

  • Improve shock absorption
  • Improve stability (proprioception)
  • Alter problematic foot mechanics
  • Change moments around joints (e.g. decrease pronation at the sub-talar joint)
  • Reduce force within injured tissue
  • A flatter abdomen, toned arms and thighs and a stronger back
  • A refreshing mind-body workout
  • Sport Enhancement

Orthoses will usually feel very strange at first and a period of slow and gradual introduction is often advised. You can often play sport on an orthotic device within 2 weeks of its issue, although everyone is different with respect to how they adapt to this change in position and movement of the foot.