A painful foot, ankle or leg can be very debilitating, and can become a chronic issue.
What is an initial assessment?
Search & book an initial MSK assessment
Why am I getting this pain or symptoms?
Come for a full MSK assessment and we’ll help inform you why
We assess joint range of movement (using goniometers), tendon and muscle strength (using dynamometers) and ligament flexibility (using inclinometers) to measure accurately each aspect of the static test. This also allows data to be captured and used for future assessments and progress management. The static assessment helps to inform the treatment plan.
We use the Walk/Run3D gait analysis to accurately measure movements at the hip, pelvis, knees and ankles whilst you are walking and/or running. This dynamic assessment helps us identify any asymmetrical movements, abnormal patterns in your gait and which structures are being over-used, compensating or not used at all.
We produce a report combining the static and dynamic tests, to accurately pinpoint what your joints, muscles and limbs are doing as you take each step. This further informs our treatment plan and the outcome goals we agree with you.
What are the treatment options for injured/painful limbs
From either of our assessments, we can propose a treatment plan comprising of one or more of the following :
- Exercise or rehabilitation plan
- Gait retraining
- Footwear advice
- Shockwave therapy
- Sports Massage
And, if we believe you need referral to other experts we can arrange for that too.
Common MSK conditions we treat include:
- plantar fasciitis
- morton’s neuroma
- achilles tendonopathy/tendonitis
- other tendonopathy/tendonitis
- painful flat feet
- heel pain
- joint pain
- big toe pain
- ankle pain
What is an MSK Podiatrist?
This is sometimes referred to as a Biomechanical Podiatrist and the two terms are often used interchangeably, so what is biomechanics? Biomechanics in its broadest sense is the application of mechanical principles to biological systems. Within the foot and lower leg the application of mechanical principles is vital in addressing pain within the musculoskeletal system. Interested in becoming a podiatrist.