Podiatry and Orthotics:Podiatry is the assessment and treatment of the foot structure. Walking problems, toe joint and arch pain, heel pain, and pulled muscles in the foot are just some of the areas treatable by a podiatrist, along with bio mechanical examinations, video gait analysis and the provision of orthotics.
A Podiatrist can also provide treatment for lower limb complications that arise from conditions such as Diabetes, Mellitus, HIV, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many neurological conditions. Our podiatrist also offers Biomechanical analysis.
Biomechanics is the study of dynamic body mechanics and the relationship one movement has on other parts of the body.
The podiatrist will preserve, restore and develop the function of the foot and gait to ensure efficient biomechanical movement throughout the body.
A Biomechanical examination by our podiatrists can involve measurements of all the joints from the hips down, video gait analysis, and perhaps strapping, padding or orthotics. By helping the body’s mechanics podiatry has a key role in treating and preventing sports injuries.
PODIATRY AND GAITSCAN
Computerised gaitscan used for precise measurement of high quality orthotics (custom made insoles)