Podiatry is the assessment and treatment of the feet and lower limbs for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function, a podiatrist is able to determine if the wy a person is walking or running may be contributing to, or causing their current injury.
Podiatry can be effective in helping to alleviate or relieve the following conditions:
Comprehensive assessment for new patients involves a detailed history appraisal, biomechanical examination, video analysis and diagnosis. This may be followed by the prescription of orthotic supports.
Insoles and Orthotics are foot supports that are placed inside your shoes to help improve foot function and relieve symptoms. They range from over-the-counter insoles to custom-made orthotics.
The Gait Lab is a group of Podiatrists specialising in Sports Injuries and Biomechanics. www.thegaitlab.co.uk