Assessment, management and diagnosis of the foot and lower limb areas, inclusive of:
Gait and footwear analysis
We use the latest technology to assess your bare-feet and footwear in action, along with your walking / running pattern. We will show you any excess overload or stress on your foot and lower limb, due to your gait pattern or footwear.
Includes testing range of motion within your joints, strength and your foot shape weight-bearing stance position, in comparison to non weight-bearing. This analysis is crucial for us to form personalised diagnosis and management plans.
- Cracked heels and fissuring
- Tinea pedis
- Plantar warts (verrucae)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat)
- Wound/ulcer management
Diabetes and neurovascular assessment
It is important if you are diagnosed with diabetes to attend the Podiatrist on a 6 – 12 monthly basis, for preventative measures and education. Many people are unaware of the effect Diabetes can have on your feet. A diabetes foot check will include testing vascular and neurologic components. A comprehensive report can be sent to your General Practitioner to provide holistic care. Based on the results, we can suggest management and we will compare your annual results at each assessment.
Pain and injury management
- Heel and arch (Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs)
- Forefoot (Metatarsalgia)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Generalised foot and ankle pain
- Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
- Gout, infection or wound care
- Nail and skin discomfort
- Muscular pain and cramping
- Flat feet
- Mortons neuroma
- Thick / trauma
- Ingrown in nature
- Trouble reaching the feet to manage
We offer a range of orthoses inclusive of custom, semi-custom and off the shelf devices. A biomechanical assessment will determine which orthotic best suits your foot, condition and activity needs. Benefits can include: pain reduction, decrease in the progression of deformity, form a more functional foot, reduce pressure areas, offload muscle tendon and bones, injury prevention, support and stability, realignment of foot and skeletal position.
Children sometimes require assessment, management or advice for pain in the foot and lower limb. These issues may include:
- Heel pain (Sever’s disease)
- Flat feet
- Footwear advice
- Toe walking
- Plantar warts
- Ingrown toenails
- Reduced range of motion
Persistent painful nails can be frustrating and difficult to manage. There may be a reason you are struggling to manage this such as; incorrect nail trimming techniques, trauma, thickening or nails that are ingrown in nature. If pain is persistent after conservative management, we can offer nail surgery for a permanent, pain-free solution. This common procedure is performed in the clinic, using local anesthetic and sterile techniques, to remove the problematic portion of the nail.
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