My assessments involve an hour long detailed physical examination of alignments and range of motion of foot and ankle joints, and a video recording is made, allowing frame by frame examination of foot function from the instant the heel strikes the ground to the moment the toes leave it.
This allows a holistic picture to be built up of the foot and leg in the context of whole body function. Interpretation uses a detailed understanding of the biomechanics of walking and running and gives much better diagnosis of the causes of pathology than automated and computerised systems of evaluation, as well as allowing patients to understand the reasons for their problems and the rationale for their treatment.
I treat a range of conditions including:
- Flat feet and dropped arches
- Heel pain (heel spurs and “policeman’s heel”
- Arch pain (plantar fasciitis)
- Forefoot pain (bunions, Morton’s neuroma etc.)
- Hip, back and knee pain caused by foot misalignment
Treatment of these conditions will usually involve the use of customised insoles/orthotics