If you have foot and ankle pain we will usually book you in for a biomechanical assessment which involves an examination of the lower limbs, looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses. The foot is a complex structure of bones, ligaments and muscles, bearing our body weight as we walk every day.
This type of appointment is 45-60 minutes and you will need to wear shorts (or trousers that roll up) and bring a couple of pairs of your day to day shoes, trainers or specific sport-based footwear.
We assess standing, walking/running, joint quality and range of motion, and use our video gait analysis for accuracy.
We use 3D scanning technology to take an impression of your feet to provide bespoke orthotics tailored to your specific needs.
We provide a rehabilitation programme specific to your needs with tailored videos to guide you through your exercise programme.
What type of foot and ankle pain do you treat?
This includes: heel pain, ankle pain, forefoot pain, arch pain, joint pain, knee pain, Achilles problems, pain that occurs with certain activities i.e. running, tendinitis, shin splints, arthritis and much more.
What is the correct footwear for me?
There is no ‘one fits all’ shoe for everyone, however if you follow these tips your feet will be comfortable and supported all day long!
– Make sure the shoe fits your feet correctly (width and length) with room to expand when you get warm after walking around for a while.
– The shoe should support your arch, have a cushioned insole, a sturdy sole for shock absorption and an adjustable fastening.
– Breathable uppers and linings help to reduce creating a warm, moist environment and the chance of fungal or bacterial infections developing.