Is Podiatry Only About Feet?
Your feet do not operate in isolation, in fact they are your contact points with the ground as you go about a lot of your daily activity. At Sports Lab we do not believe in just asssessing and treating the foot, but also its effect on the rest of the body and vice versa. Our podiatrist places a focus on assessment of the whole body in movements as close to your activities as we can replicate.
So bring shorts or comfortable clothes to your appointement as well as a range of shoes that you do your activities in.
A Range of Effective Treatment Options
Orthotics are inserts that go into your shoes to alter how load is applied to the bottom of your foot, and in turn changing the way that joints and muscles further up the body function. They can be used to improve function, balance and performance. However, not everyone needs to be wearing orthotics and not every dysfunctional foot would benefit from an orthotic. At Sports Lab we use a range of effective treatment options tailored to your needs, including:
Footwear Advice and Prescription
Gait, Postural and Movement Retraining
Strapping and Bracing
Soft Tissue Massage
General Podiatry Treatment
On top of our biomechanical specialty our podiatrist is also highly skilled and experienced in a range of general podiatry treatments. This ranges from care of ingrown nails, corn and callous, verrucae, and blisters. And the management for arthritic and diabetic feet.