What is Sports Podiatry?
Sports Podiatry Is the specialist management of sport and musculoskeletal injuries affecting the foot, ankle and lower limb. Persistent pain/discomfort that affects performance or function is common amongst both the elite athlete and weekend warrior.
The role of a Sports Podiatrist is to diagnose the problem, identify any contributing factors and work together with the patient or athlete to implement a solution. This management plan may involve working with other professionals to find the best outcome and have the patient/athlete leave an improved and more informed.
Our musculoskeletal specialists make every effort to preserve your natural gait. However, when pathologies occur, assisting with orthotics and rehabilitation may be necessary. If there is a problem with the way your lower limb mechanics perform day-to-day, analytics and expert diagnostics are employed to help create a bespoke solution.
Our team works with sports teams and sporting individuals in the Premier League, La Liga, International and Olympic level to help these athletes perform to the best of their abilities. Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis are key for those being more active. If you are training for a marathon or just starting to get fit it can put an increased demand on at risk areas. A biomechanical assessment can be vital to analyse your biomechanics and determine if the lower limb is up to the demands of your sport.
Sports Podiatrists utilise a range of treatments that include;
- Bespoke or semi-bespoke foot orthoses
- Strength training
- Footwear advice
- Gait analysis/retraining
- Patient education
- Foot mobilisation
- Shockwave therapy
- Injection therapy