This includes muscle testing, gait analysis and assessment to identify abnormalities in joint and muscle function to assist with posture, balance and walking. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis and tibialis posterior dysfunction are commonly treated by a podiatrist. Treatments such as shockwave therapy and ultrasound can be used in the treatment of pain caused by these types of conditions.
Specialist footwear or orthotics may be recommended to ensure the correct position of the foot and ankle when walking or standing. This will assist with whole-body alignment, and often the cause of pain or mis-alignment further up the body can be attributed to foot and ankle problems. Strapping and taping are often utilised to help identify if orthotics are appropriate and can be used to relieve arch and heel pain.
Our Podiatrist manages all aspects of biomechanical problems from analysis and diagnosis, to treatment and prescription of appropriate footwear, orthotics and treatments.