Pain and Injury
If you suffer from aches and pains in your feet, ankles or lower limbs, if you're struggling to get back to your sport after an injury such as tendonitis, muscle tears or strains, after a trauma, if you're scared that exercising might cause more damage or you're just feeling a bit "stuck" with your pain and recovery from it, one of our specialised appointments are for you!
We are not currently taking Podiatry bookings. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Pain and Injury Assessment
If you are having pain when running, walking or during activities, with certain footwear or pain in any of the following areas: foot, ankle, heel, achilles tendon or with plantar fasciitis.
Some call it Sports Podiatry (like ourselves), some biomechanics, some stick to MSK or musculoskeletal medicine.
Essentially, they are all the same thing, the diagnosis and management of various disorders that affect bones, joints and soft tissue like muscles, tendons or ligaments.
This appointment encompasses a full assessment of joints, muscle strength and flexibility and getting a detailed history of your pain to create a clear picture of why you are in pain and what the cause is. A customised treatment plan is created for you to get you back to doing what you love.
Firstly we will take a full history from you. This helps us understand what may have caused your current injury if you have one, but also allows us to get a good understanding of training schedule, factors in injury risk and how to plan return to running and injury prevention. We will also discuss your personal aims and targets, for example training for a specific distance or race.
We will then do a full assessment - including joint range of motion, muscle power testing and looking at foot posture. We will also do a gait analysis, which can be filmed to assist with further analysis later on.
Following the appointment we will review everything and come up with a plan! This could involve a strength and conditioning exercise plan, footwear advice, training advice, or further appointments for orthotics, laser therapy etc. You will be given a summary sheet with my finds and all the advice.
1x clinical assessment
1x movement assessment/gait analysis with video analysis and feedback
1x exercise programme