Podiatrists assess the biomechanics of the client through analysing the foot during gait and when it is relaxed.
From this analysis combined with the client’s history, podiatrists can advise the best solutions for the presenting problem. This may include footwear advice, temporary inserts or adjustments, or more permanent orthotics.
It’s a good idea to take a pair of shoes that you are currently wearing with you when you see the podiatrist. Alone, or coupled with treatment from other practitioners at Allied Therapies, correcting a client’s biomechanics can be a crucial step in assisting the client back to full health.