Biomechanics & Orthotics
The foot is a incredibly complicated functional part of the body. There are 26 bones in the adult foot (10% of the entire bones in the human body). The foot also contains many muscles (4 layers in the sole), tendons and ligaments. This requires a comprehensive lower limb musculo-skeletal (biomechanical) assessment of your injury history. Followed by an analysis of joint alignment and range of motion, this will help to determine any postural and muscular imbalances which maybe causing or exacerbating your symptoms.
In order to treat this postural misalignment or muscle imbalance, foot mobilisation or manipulation techniques maybe used. This maybe accompanied with massage and muscular stretching and strengthening programmes.
Often orthotics may also be prescribed. These are specialised inserts which fit inside shoes in order to reduce the stress on the bodies soft tissue when a biomechanical misalignment is present.
Orthotics prescribed can be custom made (bespoke) or non custom made (off the shelf) and can be manufactured if bespoke to fit a variety of footwear from standard shoes to fashion footwear and sports footwear depending on what is required.
Conditions that may require orthotic therapy include plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, heel pain, metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the feet) including mortons neuroma , knee pain, shin splints, hip pain and lower back pain. Also, flat feet (including children). Orthotics can also be used to augment rehabilitation therapy for postural issues.
Orthotics can also be prescribed in order to improve performance/endurance and prevent injuries with athletes where a biomechanical anomaly is discovered.
Paediatric foot assessments are also carried out where flat feet or foot pain is present which can also improve foot development and general posture.
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Appointments available include
- Initial assessment and treatment £42
- Standard appointments £37
- Verrucca treatments from £37
- Verrucca surgery (needling under local anaesthetic) £145
- Skin surgery under local anaesthesia £145
- Swift verruca treatment (3 treatments) £315
- Custom orthotics £200 (Including Biomechanical assessment £69, Plaster of paris casting £49 and Orthotic fitting £35 Total £353)
- Toenail surgery (under local anaesthetic)
- 1Toe £248
- 2 Toes £290
(The price for toenail surgery includes four follow-up dressing appointments.)
- Home visits from £37
- Specialist letters £15
Certain private medical insurance cover accepted (when a podiatry provider authorisation number has been assigned after a consultant referral). Please confirm with the Podiatrist prior to treatment.
Most cards welcome with the exception of American Express