Do you have muscle, joint or bony pain in your feet, heels, ankles, lower leg, knee, upper leg or hips?
If you have pain, or issues not yet successfully treated or diagnosed, then your first consultation with us will be booked as an ‘assessment’ consultation.
During an assessment consultation, your Podiatrist will:
- Discuss with you the particular injuries or symptoms you have and/or the conditions for which you have been referred or are seeking treatment for.
- Review and discuss all the information you have provided, your Podiatrist may also request your permission to take some photos and videos. These can prove to be a helpful when reviewing your treatment progression.
Next your Podiatrist will carry out a Gait and Stance analysis and if further diagnostic investigation is required you may be referred for an X-ray, Ultrasound or MRI, or advised to return for a full Biomechanical assessment.
By the end of the assessment consultation your Podiatrist will have a better understanding of the complexities of your condition and a treatment plan will be prescribed for you. If you arrive for your appointment in pain, treatment to reduce this will commence during this appointment.
Most consultations of this nature will require a further booking for a biomechancial assessment where measurements are taken to assess the strength and flexibility in all of your muscles and joints from your feet to your pelvis. This allows us to get a better understanding of what is causing the pain. For example, foot pain often comes from pelvic weakness and alternatively pelvic, hip and knee pain can come from foot issues.
However, if our initial assessment deems this is not warranted, treatment in the form of mobilisation, taping, dry needling, shockwave or the issuing of mobility aids or exercises might be implemented instead.