At Podiatry Station, we offer hands-on biomechanical assessments for all foot pain conditions. Patients can upgrade the assessment to include a gait analysis, using the Podosmart and Digitsole solution.
A hands-on biomechanical assessment allows the Podiatrist to assess the manner, functionality and alignment of the lower limb and foot. It is specifically beneficial to those who have pain, which has not been diagnosed, or pain which has failed to respond to medication. The examination is done with the patient in a weight bearing (standing) and non-weight bearing (lying) position. The podiatrist will concentrate on examining the range, direction and quality of motion within the hip, knee, lower limb and foot joints.
The PodoSmart system accurately measures your walking or running profile and gait in real life conditions within just a few minutes. The PodoSmart system works with intelligent insoles, a Bluetooth transmitter and a web interface to view results. The intelligent insoles feature several sensors that detect the smallest foot movements and a microprocessor that calculates the Biomechanical data. The dedicated PodoSmart platform allows us to view all the data linked to the activity and analyse the results immediately.
The patient walks using the connected insoles. Insoles must be placed in your shoes and calibrated for each patient. Up to 15 minutes of data can then be collected.
Dedicated web interface to view data. The dedicated PodoSmart online platform allows us to view and analyse data for each patient.
Data transmission via the Bluetooth connection box. At the end of the analysis the data gathered on the insoles is transferred to the Bluetooth connection box, allowing for a treatment plan to be set.
Biomechanical assessments and gait analysis help identify the need for correction, which is done through the use of orthotics, also known as insoles. The orthotics, which are customised to your feet, provide support and work with the lower limb and feet. In order to provide you with the most suitable insoles, you will need to bring your regular shoes in with you, on the day of your appointment. This will allow the Podiatrist to gain an insight into what style you prefer and give a better understanding of what type of insole should be provided.
However, sometimes the problem lies within the actual muscles. If this is the case, then the Podiatrist will be happy to prepare a stretching and strengthening exercise program specifically for your problem.
If the assessments fail to identify any problems, then the Podiatrist may still be able to suggest further areas of investigation that can be pursued in order to reach a diagnosis. We understand that the worst thing about pain is not knowing the source, so we will do everything possible to help you.
After temporarily closing more than 2-months ago, we are now back and open to treat those in urgent need. Following the advice given by Public Health England, and guidelines issued by The College of Podiatry, we are now able to treat those patients that fall within certain categories. Health and safety is paramount, so we will be introducing extra measures within the clinic to protect everyone. Patients can find out more about the changes being implemented on our website under ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Policy & Procedure’.
If you need to see a Podiatrist, please contact us and we will carry out a health check to confirm if we are able to offer you an appointment immediately. In the meantime, we are reviewing the situation on a daily basis, and will release updates on our website, by email and via our social media channels, when a change occurs. As soon as we are informed that we can treat non-emergency/routine patients, we will not waste time to inform you, as long as we also feel it is safe to do so.
We continue to offer online video and phone consultations!
Please note, we are still contactable as usual by telephone on 0203 327 0194, or by email at email@example.com.
If you wish to discuss anything, require advise, or just want to have a chat, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are here to help!
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