You can visit a chiropodist to improve the condition of your feet with a specialist massage or pedicure or have treatment for minor foot ailments. Chiropody is a specialist treatment, carried out by a State Registered chiropodist.
Podiatry is the assessment and treatment of the foot structure.
A podiatrist, will also perform bio mechanical examinations, video gait analysis and can provide orthotics.
A Podiatrist can also provide treatment for lower limb complications that arise from conditions such as Diabetes, Mellitus, HIV, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many neurological conditions. Our podiatrist also offers Biomechanical analysis.
Biomechanics is the study of dynamic body mechanics and the relationship one movement has on other parts of the body. The Podiatrist will preserve, restore and develop the function of the foot and gait to ensure efficient biomechanical movement throughout the body.
A Biomechanical examination involves measurements of all the joints from the hips down, video gait analysis, and perhaps strapping, padding or orthotics. By controlling the body's mechanics Podiatry has a key role in treating and preventing sports injuries.
Orthotics are custom-made insole devices which are designed to go inside the shoe to correct any biomechanical deficiencies that have been diagnosed. There are many different types of orthotics and they can be prescribed for everyday shoes and/or sports shoes. They can be transferred from shoe to shoe if required.
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