Musculoskeletal Podiatry

Biomechanics is the study of the way the body moves, in particular the lower limb and foot, and how this affects you. The movements of the foot are carefully looked at, and how the foot compensates for poor alignment and function as it contacts the ground. Foot dysfunction can lead to aches and pains in your feet, knee, hip and back.

During an assessment many areas may be covered depending on the symptoms presented;

  • Weight bearing examination
  • Non-weight bearing examination
  • Gait analysis
  • Soft tissue mobilisation; essential for restoring function after injury
  • Mobilisation and manipulation of joints
  • Orthotics
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises; essential for the long term success of any rehabilitation programme
  • Kinesiology taping; invaluable in supporting an injured muscle or joint therefore optimizing recovery times
  • Advice

The body is treated as a whole and the aim of all treatments is to restore function to the foot and leg from the pelvis down

Childrens developmental problems can often benefit from an assessment and advice.

Fascial Manipulation

Fascial Manipulation (FM) is an evidence-based treatment for pain relief which involves manual treatment of the myofascial system to restore muscular balance and reduce stiffness.

The mainstay of this manual method lies in the identification of a specific, localised area of the fascia in connection with a specific limited movement. Once a limited or painful movement is identified, then a specific point on the fascia is implicated and, through the appropriate manipulation of this precise part of the fascia, movement can be restored.