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Podiatry

Our Podiatrists, Tom Cooper and Gareth Saunders from the excellent team at ACE Feet in Motion use computerised foot pressure plate scanning equipment to analyse the biomechanics of the foot in motion.  They will also perform a physical examination to assess whether your foot posture and mechanics may be contributing to any other injuries you may have.  Typically, imperfections in foot posture and mechanics can lead to shin splints, foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain.  Many people may not realise that poor foot alignment can lead to the pain in other areas.

Following the assessment, Tom may recommend orthotics to help your pain.  These will be designed to rectify any discrepancies found by supporting and correcting the foot throughout the gait cycle.  As a result, reducing the stress and strain on the muscles, ligaments and joints, which contribute to the cause of the conditions mentioned.

Whilst walking and running, the foot should:

  • Act as a shock absorber
  • Be mobile in order to adapt to uneven ground
  • Be a rigid lever in order to propel you forward efficiently

All of these three functions of the foot depend on correct movement.  The foot acts as both a rigid lever but also needs to be mobile as it has to go through many changes of position when we walk and run.  An accurate diagnosis of whether your foot is functioning normally can be achieved through digital diagnostics and a physical examination.

If necessary, we will prescribe orthotics which can be made to a cost effective semi-bespoke system, or using a cast inlay to produce completely bespoke insoles.  

Bespoke cast orthotics

These are made using a cast so that they are a perfect fit for your individual foot.  Tom & Gareth will ensure these give your feet the support they need to help with your condition.

Semi-bespoke orthotics

These are a cost-effective way of having orthotics made specifically for you, and will be made to Tom or Gareth's prescription using the measurements taken at the assessment.

If you would like to book a consultation with Tom or Gareth, the Podiatry team from ACE Feet in Motion at The StoneHouse Clinic, Hartham Park, Corsham (near Bath and Chippenham) then please contact us.

 

 

 

 

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