What is Podiatry?
Podiatrists are health care professionals that are experts in foot, ankle and lower limb health.
They have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limb as well as underlying conditions that can have an impact on your foot health.
Why choose us?
Given you could walk about 128,000 km in your lifetime, healthy feet are an important part of your overall wellbeing which is why if you are having any issues you shouldn’t hesitate to give us a call.
Here at Back in Motion we have 2 experienced podiatrists’s who specialise in every aspect of podiatry.
We are here to help you reach your foot health goals.
Who should see a Podiatrist?
If you are having any lower limb or foot health issues we are your go to practitioner dealing with a number of issues such as:
- Toe nail problems: thickened, ingrown or infected
- Corns and calluses•Plantar warts
- Tinea/Athletes foot
- Dry cracked heels
Underlying conditions affecting the feet
- Diabetes – Importance of having a yearly check-up.
- Heel pain/Spur
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Knee pain
- Ankle injuries
Our Pod Services/Tech used –
Here at back in motion we not only provide a thorough treatment we also have the most up to date technology to back it , so you know you are receiving the most advanced treatment options available.
For our orthotic assessment we use a pressure plate to aid in diagnosing your gait issues.We also have 2 different types of 3d scanners allowing us to give you the perfect fit when it comes to receiving custom orthoses.
To help treat your injuries we have a multitude of evidence based treatment options to help aid in your recovery such as:
- Shockwave therapy especially effective in treating heel pain and tendon problems.
- Dry needling : releasing myofascial trigger points in the muscle
- Laser therapy : Aid in muscle repair and inflammation
Annual Diabetic lower limb assessment
Diabetes can have a big health impact on your feet and legs and it is very important to get this checked yearly to reduce complications in the future.
Here at Back in Motion we carry outa thorough examination including
- Vascular/Circulation: Toe pressure assessment (gold Standard practice), Doppler assessment
- Full nerve sensation testing
- Diabetic foot health education
Struggling with dry cracked heels?
As well as removing the callous and giving advice on preventing it’s return we also provide a paraffin fax bath service which as well as relaxing also allows the moisture to soak into the skin which helps prolong treatment benefits.
Impact of Poor foot mechanics –
Whether you’re very active or like a gentle walk each day your feet are the ones doing the work and it is important they are working in an effective way.
The way you walk has an effect on the muscles/joints and ligaments of the lower limb so we aim to make sure you are walking as best as you can to limit the strain on these components.
This can cause and worsens existing injuries such as knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain and tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and post tibial dysfunction.
GaitScan → Foot assessment?
At BIM we have a gait scan plate technology that aids us in diagnosing possible gait issues.
It does this by showing the podiatrist exactly what areas of the foot you are exerting the most force/pressure , this can aids us in understand why you may be experiencing lower limb pain or complications.
Using this assessment tool as well as testing foot mechanics, slow motion visual analysis and 3D foot scan we can assess the need for orthotics as well as customising them for you as an individual to tailor to your foot health needs.
Why invest in custom orthotics?
Based on our assessment if orthotics are required we have a range of options which vary in price and quality.
Ranging from off the shelf, semi customised and custom orthoses made using a 3D scanner.
Custom orthoses are the Gold standard when it comes to controlling foot mechanics and preventing lower limb complications.
They aid this by controlling poor gait, optimising your foot posture and offload over loaded components of the foot. Plus there made just for you and you only.
Whether you have an injury , are looking to prevent further injuries , looking to optimise performance in walking/exercise or to realign your foot posture book in for a free consult now so we can help you reach your health goals .