Excel Podiatry are experts in the diagnoses and the management of leg, knee and foot injuries as well as a range of painful conditions that can affect the lower limbs. If you are experiencing ongoing problems it may be due to compensatory movements to avoid mechanical issue in your body. We are able to determine the cause of the issue and help relieve the symptoms.
We are able to conduct a biomechanical assessment in order to establish the cause of your problem. Once this is done we can put in place a treatment plan so you can return to full fitness. A biomechanical assessment can help you to perform at your optimum.
Gait analysis is an important part of any assessment; by viewing you walking or running we can look to see if there are any abnormalities that could be contributing to your problem.
Some common conditions that we treat include: Shin Splints, Achilles Tendinopathy, Ankle Sprains, Plantar Fasciitis, Patellofemoral Pain and Iliotibial Band Syndrome.
How do I know if I will benefit from a Biomechanical Assessment?
If you are unsure whether you need a full assessment please feel free to book in for a standard appointment. During this time we can discuss whether you will benefit from a full assessment. If you go on to book the full assessment the short appointment fee will be deducted from the future fee.
How long will it take?
A full biomechanical Assessment will take approx 1hr and 15mins depending on the presenting problem. If you are having bespoke orthoses with casting then please allow a further 20mins, if you are pushed for time a separate appointment can be made for casting.
You may alternatively wish to book in for a 30 minute appointment to discuss your needs and establish the best course of treatment. In these appointments we can also offer treatments such as dry needling and soft tissue massage. Shorter appointments are useful for any follow up visits you may require.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a pair of shorts with you or loose fitting trousers that can be rolled up. A selection of footwear enables us to inspect for any wear patterns that may indicate certain gait compensations. If you have a sport specific shoe please bring this with you.
Can I pay by card? Do I get a receipt?
We are able to accept all major credit/debit cards. You will be emailed a receipt after payment has been made. If you pay by cash or need a receipt for insurance purposes we will be happy to forward one on to you after the appointment.
What happens during the appointment?
You will be asked a full medical history and we will establish the reasons for you attending. Depending on the appointment type you may be asked to perform certain exercises and tests. You will be assessed on range of movement and quality.
You may then be asked to walk or run on a treadmill whilst you are recorded so your gait can be analysed.
For more information please visit our services and treatments page.