Sports Podiatrist Manchester specialise in the treatment of conditions affecting or caused by the foot or lower limb. Our Sports podiatrists Manchester have experience of working with athletes at varying levels in many disciplines from running to tennis.
Playing sports can increase the risk of certain injuries, sports podiatrists have an understanding of the demands of sports, and the forces they can generate upon the foot. The drive, determination and goals of an athlete are also very different to others, Sports Podiatrists have experience in working people like you.
It is important that your sports podiatrist Manchester takes a detailed history of your sporting activities, training volume, and injury history, to produce a vivid informative picture of where you are. From this a thorough assessment can be carried out. The biomechanical assessment will always be based upon what type of activities you take part in, so it follows that it is important to see a runner run, a jumper jump and a thrower throw. Sports podiatrists will work in partnership with you to agree a treatment plan which suits your goals, whether the focus is on rehabilitation, injury prevention, or performance improvement.
Sports Podiatry includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb disorders related to biomechanical function in the lower limbs by a sports podiatrist. An assessment can include a video gait analysis and a pressure plate analysis to study the way that the foot strikes the ground when walking and running as well as the forces that are running through your feet when you take a step.
A Sports Podiatrist can prescribe custom orthotics or off the shelf orthotics to treat biomechanical conditions such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis and heel pain to name a few. Stretching and strengthening exercises can be prescribed as part of a rehabilitation programme as well as footwear advice.
If you suffer repeatedly with injury you may wish to consider an appointment with a Sports Podiatrist. The symptoms and cause must be determined before a treatment plan can be formed.
For athletes that want to avoid injury and / or maximise performance a Sports Podiatrist can help. An assessment will produce a very detailed picture of your mechanics and allow us to produce a plan with the aim of reducing the risk of you suffering an injury. Often our Sports Podiatrist works closely with our Sports Physiotherapist to look for every opportunity to aid your performance.
Every movement that we take creates forces at different sizes and angles across our joints. The study of these forces is called biomechanics with the aim of identifying the cause of your problem and looking at ways in which we can help.
If you are experiencing foot pain or if you are having pain elsewhere in your body which is caused by walking or running you would most likely benefit from a gait analysis. Our feet can be the cause of problems in the knee, hip and back. A detailed gait analysis can lead to an understanding of any biomechanical deficiencies.
If you have foot pain and are unsure of the cause, a Podiatry Consultation is the appointment for you. During a consultation we will take a details history and a thorough hands-on assessment. In many cases treatment can begin on the day of your appointment. If you require physiotherapy or gait analysis we can arrange for this treatment to take place within the clinic at your earliest convenience.
Under the guidance of an experienced practitioner (sports podiatrist) you can reduce the likelihood of future injuries by following strength and flexibility regimes. No longer does this type of customised supplementary programme have to be reserved for the elites. Your physio or podiatrist will tailor a programme which will supplement your current activity.
If you are currently injured we will instigate a treatment regime of rehabilitation. Depending upon your injury this may include hands on therapy, strapping, taping, k taping, electrotherapy, exercise plans. We can do it all at our well equipped multi disciplinary clinic.