Our Foot Care Services

  • Gait Analysis

    Gait Analysis

    To understand how the body is working, a thorough gait analysis is necessary. This involves studying walking/running and identifying where the problems occur. Jill has almost 20 years experience in examining patients gaits and can easily ascertain the source of the problem. This may be a leg length discrepancy, instability in the joints of the foot or tightness in surrounding muscles.

  • Myofascial Therapy

    Myofascial Therapy

    For a muscle to work correctly, there needs to muscle fibres contracting and expanding against each other smoothly. With overuse and fatigue, muscle fibres get micro-tears. To stop the muscle from tearing completely, the body produces scar tissue to heal the micro-tear. This reduces the effectiveness of the muscle which can cause achiness and reduced strength. It is vitally important to ensure the muscles are moving correctly.

  • Low level laser therapy

    Once our body gets used to acting in a certain way (tight, irritated muscles/inflamed tendons), it can be difficult to get it to change the way it’s moving. Low level laser therapy works PAINLESSLY to interact with the body on an atomic level, transferring energy to the cells creating metabolic changes. Symptomatically, this accelerates tissue repair which helps to reduce pain and increase recovery.

  • Orthotics

    The way the body moves is dependent on the sub-talar joint, which is a tri-planar joint near the ankle. It serves to PRONATE and SUPINATE the foot. Pronation helps the weight-bearing joints (feet, ankles, knees, hips, lower back) to absorb shock while supination aids in support and stability. To have an efficient gait cycle, small amounts of pronation and supination are needed. Most commonly, people tend to have feet that excessively pronate but there is a small percentage that excessively...

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  • Frequently Treated Condition

    Frequently Treated Condition

    BUNIONS A bunion is an osteo-artritic condition usually affecting the big toe (can also affect the small toe - called a bunionette!!). It is generally caused by instability in the joint, which may be due to foot type, a short 1st metatarsal bone, incorrect shoes. The body tries to increase stability by laying down bone, though it is not even and thus creates the arthitic changes within the joint. It can cause painful, swelling and can make it difficult to wear some shoes. ...

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