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Louise Stirk Podiatrist
Diabetes

If you stub your toe, get a blister from tight shoes, or step on a sharp object, you probably give it little thought. But if you have diabetes you should seek proper treatment - no matter how small or superficial the problem is. Knowing how to take care of your feet is of vital importance.

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Sports Injuries

Sports Podiatry is the treatment of foot, ankle, knee and leg injuries by altering lower limb function using a variety of methods, including custom made orthotics, insoles and/or footwear.

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Biomechanical Assessments

A sports podiatrist will analyse the way an individual’s foot strikes the ground and evaluate the chain of motion of the major joints in the leg from the ground up in order to determine whether or not there are any biomechanical reasons that may be contributing to an injury.

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Geriatrics

The older you are the more likely you are to experience pain in your feet, knees or lower limbs. This is why for senior citizens the value of podiatry is much more than the removal of ingrown toenails, corns or cutting nails.

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Paediatrics
If parents are concerned about their child’s feet they should always seek professional advice, as it is better for the fears to be unfounded than to discover, often too late, that treatment was required. Many of the problems with children’s feet are associated with footwear, growth, overuse, weight gain and postural changes. The podiatrist will assess all of these factors when treating your child.

 

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Dermatology

Podiatrist are also trained in diagnosing and treating dematological conditions, especially corns/ callus and ingrown toenails

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CAD CAM Prescription Orthotics

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing of prescription orthotics.

A highly sensitive mat and video cameras records pressure distribution and foot motion/ function during the walking cycle. The analysis can highlight biomechanical deviations that often result in discomfort/ pain or injury. Understanding how your foot performs dynamically will ensure the best fitting shoe and custom made shoe inserts are prescribed for your unique requirements. For more information please click here

 

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