Sports Podiatry Consultation

The feet provide the primary surface to which interaction with the environment during locomotion takes place. Thus, it is important to diagnose foot problems at an early stage for injury prevention, risk management & general wellbeing (Razak et al, 2012).


With foot or ankle related pain/injury it is necessary to get a clear picture of foot mechanics & pressure distribution, which can be vital when dealing with medical conditions such as diabetes where excessive mechanical stress on the plantar surface of the foot is a risk factor for ulceration & related foot complications or injuries that have occurred as a result of  prolonged loading, increased pressure, force or footwear related problems. 


Our 45 minute consultation provides RS Scan pressure analysis with in depth information of the pressure & force distribution & their association with the biomechanics of the foot. This information gives our clinician a better understanding with regards to


  • Risk factors for injury
  • Causes of foot pain
  • Footwear choices
  • Foot orthosis choices
  • Risk of diabetic foot ulceration

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We can help with

Our consultation is for injured runners, runners wanting in-depth footwear assessments & those with foot & ankle related pain


We can help with


  • Foot, ankle & shin pain
  • Plantar fascia pain
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Arthritic joint pain
  • Footwear advice
  • Diabetic foot screening

Consultation

Our consultation provides a detailed history discussing any musculoskeletal issues, activity/training levels & general health


This is followed by


  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • RS Scan pressure analysis 
  • Footwear assessment
  • 2D HD video analysis of lower limb

Management

Following our consultation we can provide routine podiatry, running footwear, foot orthoses & rehabilitation  advice & prescription


A summary report is followed containing


  • Main observations
  • Pressure analysis report
  • Likely cause & diagnosis
  • Advice & recommendations