Sports Podiatrist Manchester

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.

I am very pleased that I could be seen by Tony almost immediately and I was offered numerous appointments within 24 hours. You offer an excellent service.

Graham (Sports Podiatry)Manchester

I was very impressed that I was offered an appointment so quickly, I expected to wait weeks for an appointment. My ongoing care from both the Sports Podiatrist and the Sports Physiotherapist has been brilliant.

Richard, AthleteManchester

My Sports Podiatry Consultation has really put my mind at ease and given me valuable information before my race on Sunday. I am so grateful that you were able to fit me in at such short notice and for the help that I received from your Receptionist. I'm looking forward to coming back for a gait analysis.

David, Marathon RunnerManchester

My ProGait experience was wonderful! Everyone should have one!

Majid (Biomechanical Fault)Manchester

How can our Sports Podiatrist Manchester help you?

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 arehabilitation 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.


Biomechanics – Every action we do creates forces across our joints of different sizes and at different angles. Put simply, biomechanics is the study of these forces with the aim of identifying which maybe causing you a problem and how we can change them.

If you have foot pain, or believe your feet are causing pain elsewhere in your body due to walking, running, or taking part in an activity you would most likely benefit from gait analysis. A detailed gait analysis can lead to an understanding of any biomechanical deficiencies.

Our podiatrists at ProGait will study your biomechanics in relation to your activity to deal with many common biomechanical issues. Common treatments for biomechanical issues include orthotics, footwear changes, and exercises. There is often more than one way to change the forces which cause biomechanical problems so you may well have a combination of these treatments. Your treatment plan will be specific to you and your activities, i.e. the type of orthotics and exercises prescribed for a marathon runner will differ from the treatment for a swimmer.

Common biomechanical
conditions include:

  • Hip pain
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel Pain
  • Morton’s Neurome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Flat Feet (excessive pronation)
  • High Arched Feet (excessive supination)

Podiatry Consultation

A podiatry consultation is the appointment for you if you have an issue with foot pain and you are unclear of the cause.

In a consultation you will have a detailed history taken, and a thorough hands on assessment of your feet. In many cases we can begin treatment straight away in the appointment. If gait analysis or physiotherapy are required we can arrange to have this done in our clinic at your convenience very quickly.

If you need to be referred to another health professional we can have this arranged for you from this consultation. We have experienced in-house physiotherapists, and are affiliate members of a group of the North West’s leading Orthopaedic surgeons. If we can not treat you we will endeavour to get you to the best practitioner for your condition as quickly as possible.


  • Detailed history take
  • Hands on assessment
  • Advice
  • Treatment plan
  • Preformed orthotic recommendation

Physiotherapy Prehab

Under the guidance of an experienced practitioner 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.

Training the body to be more stable during exercise can reduce injuries and improve performance. Time will be taken to ensure that you get the right programme for you.

Strong, flexible and stable athletes

perform better

Sports Physio Rehab

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. All of our practitioners are registered with the Health Care Professions Council as Podiatrists or Physiotherapists and have at least 5 years post graduate experience.