A Podiatry consultation will start with a discussion of the history of your presenting issue. This will be followed by a full assessment of the architecture and mechanical behaviour of your feet to understand how they interact with the environment and if movement patterns may be influencing pain or injury.
As part of your assessment, the Podiatrist will appraise your current footwear and shoe inserts. Gait Analysis will be used (on treadmill with video playback), looking at your running / walking mechanics and technique.
The Podiatrist will then discuss their findings with you and agree upon the best management strategy to help alleviate your symptoms and achieve your goals.
Podiatrists specialise in lower extremity biomechanics. They use a variety of assessment tools to identify any structural or functional contributions to pain and injury affecting the leg, foot and ankle as well as the spine and pelvis.
Read more about when to see a Podiatrist.