What do I offer?
Assessment using Postural Restoration Techniques
Are you dealing with persistent foot pain, or an ankle sprain that won’t settle? Have you been told you have FLAT FEET and need orthoses for life? Or maybe you want to start running but you’re unsure about running trainers and wondering where to start.
This is where I can help. I will do a gait assessment using a pressure plate and video analysis. I know how debilitating pain can be and how it affects your wellbeing. How choosing the right shoes or trainers / sneakers can be extremely confusing because of endless choices, let me help you get on the right track.
We get to work..
In the world of traditional podiatry, orthoses, insoles and arch supports tend to be the main treatment strategy. But in truth they’re over-used. Foot and ankle injuries don’t only originate at the site of the pain, but are often caused by a wider issue. Compensatory movements due to lack of mobility, stability, strength and lifestyle are all contributors.
Using external support and focusing only on the symptoms does not cut it if the main GOAL is long-term sustainable foot health and optimal function. Long-term use of orthoses can cause muscle weakness and joint stiffness. I’ve found that failure to address the underlying problems often leaves the patient with a higher risk of re-injury. Plus, they’re costly to the patient. Therefore we have to put strength back into the foot, look at whole body using PRI techniques as well - remember everything is connected..