Diabetes and Podiatry
Diabetes is a serious and complex disease. Patients who have diabetes are unable to maintain healthy levels of glucose in their blood. Glucose is a form of sugar which is the main source of energy for our bodies.
Sport and Structural Podiatry
The foot is the foundation of the entire body so, if it is out of alignment, the body can’t work at its optimal capacity. Many foot-related injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive strain to the foot and lower limb.
Orthotics are inserts placed into shoes to control or correct abnormal lower limb gait and alignment. They are designed to improve the posture, pressure distribution and biomechanical function of the feet.
It is in our youngest years of development that we lay the foundations for adult foot function. Children may begin to walk anywhere between the ages of 8 – 18 months and their feet are rapidly growing and changing all the time.
Dry Needling involves the releasing of myofasial triggers with a fine dry needling needle (not to be confused with Acupuncture). Trigger points are focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle.
Skin and Nail conditions
Podiatrists regularly treat skin conditions that affect the feet. These skin problems include ingrown toenails, callous, corns, warts, ulcerations, fungal foot infections and fungal nail infections.
Pregnancy And Your Feet
Pregnancy is an exciting time in life which triggers many different changes in a woman’s body.