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Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Services

Sports/Musculoskeletal Podiatry

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Assessment (Under 16)

Is your child complaining of foot pain?  Pain in children is not normal, and should be investigated.  We have an experienced specialist Paediatric Podiatrist who will clearly explain what is causing your child's pain and tailor a personalised treatment plan for their condition.

Musculoskeletal Assessment

This appointment type is aimed at non sport related musculoskeletal injuries. The appointment will start with a thorough history taking, including a full medical history, discussion of your current activity and specific information regarding the presenting problem.

Following the history taking you will be taken through a series of specific tests to diagnose your injury. Your diagnosis will then be clearly explained to you, and a treatment plan will be tailored for your specific problem.

Sports Assessment

An in-depth assessment of any injury related to sport.

The appointment will start with a thorough history taking, including a full medical history, discussion of your current training regime, current/future goals, and specific information regarding the presenting problem. 

You will then be taken through a series of specific, functional and dynamic tests to highlight areas where there is either a restriction in joint motion or a lack of muscle strength.  Where indicated, gait analysis will be performed.

This can consist of a basic visual assessment of the way you walk or run through to more detailed video analysis.

Following the assessment, a treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs will be agreed and explained to you in full.

Runner’s MOT

This is an in depth running specific assessment designed for clients who are new to running or for the non-injured runner who is considering either an increase in mileage or intensity in training.

The appointment will start with a thorough history taking, including a full medical and injury history, discussion of your current training schedules and current and future goals. 

You will then be taken through a series of running specific, functional and dynamic tests to highlight areas where there is either a restriction in joint motion or a lack of muscle strength.  Video gait analysis will then be carried out. There is a normal posture for the feet, knees, hips and back at any point of the running cycle and video gait analysis enables us to study any abnormal movements of both muscles and joints as the body moves.

You will be able to see for yourself how you run, helping you to understand your particular problems, why they exist and how they can be treated and prevented.  Following the assessment recommendations will be made with regard to footwear choice and strengthening and stretching exercise program.

Where appropriate, referral to physiotherapists, sports doctors or running coaches/personal trainers will be made.

Joint Podiatry/Orthopaedic Assessment

A joint consultation with our specialist Podiatrists and Orthopaedic consultant for complex cases.

Orthopaedic consultation

Assessment and treatment planning of your foot/ankle complaint with Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Mr. Robert Clayton.

Steroid Injection

Steroid injections can be effectively used for various conditions such as joint pain, heel pain and Morton's neuroma.

Custom Made Foot Orthoses

Foot orthoses are specialised medical insoles which are accommodated in your footwear. Functional foot orthoses are very effective in improving foot function and reducing stress on painful structures. ‘Total contact’ orthoses redistribute pressure over the entire foot, eliminating pressure points and reducing the possibility of tissue breakdown, thereby increasing comfort and mobility. ‘Total contact’ insoles are used extensively in patients with Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and are very effective in treating painful corns and callus. We offer custom made orthoses that are made specifically to the exact requirements of your condition made by a leading UK laboratory.

Pre-formed Orthoses

Foot orthoses are specialised medical insoles which are accommodated in your footwear. Functional foot orthoses are very effective in improving foot function and reducing stress on painful structures.  We stock a wide variety of pre-formed foot orthoses which can be effectively used to treat various conditions such as pain in the ball of the foot, arch pain, heel pain, flat foot and anterior knee pain.