Podiatrists assess, diagnose and manage systemic and local conditions affecting the foot and related lower extremity structures.
Assessment and diagnosis carried out by a podiatrist find the relationship of lower extremity conditions and the rest of the body.
General podiatry is much more than just nail cutting!
Nail cutting and filing
In growing toenail management
Reduction of thickened nail
Debridement of callus (hard skin) and corns
Fungal nail diagnosis, treatment, and advice
Verruca and Plantar wart treatment
Treatment and advice for people with Diabetes
Conducting a biomechanical assessment helps us see exactly how your body moves, and helps us determine any underlying mechanical issues.
During the assessment we will test and assess your ranges of joint motion, muscle strength, gait, and your footwear.
Following this, we will be able to determine a personalised treatment plan for you.
Orthotics are devices which we use to balance or align your feet.
Many people’s feet may not be functioning as effectively as they should, and this can lead to pain, not just in your foot or ankle, but also your knees, hips and lower back; after all our feet are out first point of contact with the ground and if they aren’t doing the ‘right’ thing, the rest of the body follows this.
Podiatry Dry needling
Dry needling is a technique similar to acupuncture where a thin sterile needle is inserted into an area of muscle that has developed a ‘knot’.
The aim of the treatment is to release the ‘knot’ (myofascial release). Dry needling has so many benefits including; reducing muscular pain and swelling, increasing mobility, and promoting healing and speeding up injury recovery times!
Children’s body’s go through many changes as they grow and develop. Sometimes these changes can lead to pain or discomfort, sometimes we just want to check these are normal for their stage of development.
Common concerns we assess and treat are:
Flat feet (pes planus)
High arched feet (pes cavus)
Tripping or unbalanced/unsteady gait
Heel or Achilles pain
Hip, knee, ankle or foot pain
Plantar warts and verrucas