Podiatry

Introducing Podiatry to Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic.

 

What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are sometimes still called Chiropodists.

They are highly trained to degree level to diagnose, prevent and treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They can treat corns and callus, nail problems, verrucas, heel and foot pain.

Our routine foot care appointments are carried out by Joanne and John. Although Joanne is currently on her maternity leave.

 

What is Biomechanics?

In some cases a biomechanical assessment may be required.

Biomechanics is the study of the movement of the bones and muscles and how they affect our walking, running and standing
posture.

The assessment at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic is carried out by our Health Professions Council registered podiatrist John Hunter B.Sc. (Hons) Podiatric Medicine, who specialises in postural aches, pains and injuries.

The assessment involves investigating the lower limbs and foot function for problems and abnormalities which can result in pain and instability. The assessment involves a detailed history taking, non-weight bearing assessment and also an assessment of your walking, and in some cases your running style.

Following an assessment foot orthoses (insoles) may be required to support, realign or improve the function of your feet and lower limbs during walking and running. Other treatments include specialist stretching and strengthening work and advice regarding footwear including sports/running shoes.

 

Costs

Routine foot care: £25, these are 30 minute appointments.

Biomechanics: Initial appointments 40 minutes, £40. A review with orthotics provision is normally 20 minutes and is £40.

 

You can book your appointment with the Podiatrist at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic by calling us on 0191 548 3388 or email info@sunderlandphysiotherapyclinic.co.uk

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