Biomechanical Assessments and Mobilisation

Complete Musculoskeletal Foot  Related Lower Limb Treatment Clinic

At Compleet Feet we are experts in identifying the etiological causes/ reasons why a patient has a lower limb related anatomical pain or problem, in a specialised appointment called a Biomechanical Assessment. We will instigate a treatment plan to achieve a satisfactory resolution or improvement of the presenting issues. Contrary to popular belief what a podiatrist can do to settle a musculoskeletal problem goes far beyond the feet to go right up the kinetic chain of movement to the neck.

Example: A stiff neck could be as a direct result of having stiff big toes, thus leaning forward to get forward momentum during gait or from a limb length shortening, and a head tilt.

Your feet are your foundations, and if you don’t have good footings you will get subsidence upstairs”

The positioning of feet has a direct effect on function of joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The body can accommodate and compensate for small structural anomalies, but over time unwanted pathologies can occur e.g. abnormal wear and tear, being prone to injuries. Simply by altering the position of the foot can make a significant difference. Even if you do not have any painful symptom the wearing of a specialised insole can be a preventive measure for the future to stop potential problems occurring.

Example: A flat foot, collapsing arch can lead to joint degenerative problems and lower back pain. Abnormal wear and tear resulting in a joint replacement procedure.

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A detailed assessment to include history, examination and diagnosis. Foot and lower limb posture and alignment are assessed.
Functional abnormalities are identified, treatment plan made and implemented.

Advice on footwear, exercises. Low level laser therapy with Erchonia XLR8 or PL Touch. Mobilisation techniques to free up foot movement. Issue of specialist orthotic insoles; off-shelf or prescription orthoses. Simple footwear adjustments. Making simple deflective/ pressure relieving insoles. Appropriately referring on e.g. Kipp Clark ( Advanced Bodyworks). We have an extensive range of orthotic insoles to select the right one for a particular issue

Improving the alignment of the foot/ feet. Support and control movement in the foot. Facilitate the correct functioning of the foot. Re-distribute weight-bearing pressures through the foot. Deflect pressure/ off-load painful areas. Control/ stop unwanted positional and functional stresses up the kinetic chain into leg.

All forefoot conditions:

  • Degenerative joint conditions e.g. hammer toes, bunions, bursitis, capsulities
  • Nerve involvements e.g. Morton’s neuroma
  • Stress fractures
  • Muscle weaknesses
  • Painful corns, callosities resulting from poor function or alignment

Mid- foot conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis/ arch pain, ‘dropped arches’, tendon ganglions
  • Degenerative joint conditions
  • Subluxed cuboids
  • Styloid process pain/ stress (base of 5th metatarsal)

Ankle and Rearfoot Conditions:

  • Weak/ unstable ankles
  • Post-ankle sprain/ injury pain
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon dysfunction issues
  • Positional/ alignment issues
  • Tendo-achilles problems
  • Severs Disease
  • Heel pain
  • Posterior heel ‘bumps’/ Haglands Deformity
  • Shin splints
  • Calf strains
  • Knee pain/ injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Hamstring issues
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain

Yes, we treat all sporting activity and dance related presenting problems.

Yes, we treat children.

Prices vary at each clinic:

Alton

Biomechanical Assessment  Adults                                                   £55.00

Biomechanical Assessment Children                                                 £50.00

Southsea

Biomechanical Assessment  Adults                                                   £50.00

Biomechanical Assessment Children                                                 £45.00

Additional costs for any orthotic insoles or materials issued.

Simple shoe and orthotic adjustments                                        From: £8.00

Orthotic insoles ‘Off-shelf’                                             From: £25.00 – 55.00

Prescription Orthotics, inc.casting, fitting, review  appointments          £260.00

 

 

 

Southsea

Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation

We combine foot mobilisation and manipulation techniques taken from physiotherapy and osteopathy to help restore movement and function in the foot and ankle. We have a thorough understanding of foot anatomy and function to resolve niggling aches and pains which don’t respond to other treatments. Maybe a joint articulation is stuck or out of alignment which will have a knock- on effect to gait. After a treatment, your foot (feet) will feel more relaxed, with increased movement around the joints and reduced pain.

  • Aching feet
  • Stiff joints
  • Flat feet
  • High arched feet
  • Bunions
  • Knee pain
  • Problems adjusting to orthotics
  • Unlocks stuck joints
  • Reduces pain in both joints and structures that cross the joints
  • Improves movement patterns immediately
  • Changes neurological input and output from a joint
  • Can be used as part of your podiatry biomechanical treatment programme
  • Applied as a course of 3-6 treatment sessions

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