A musculoskeletal (MSK) or sports Podiatrist focuses on how the lower limb functions in both day to day activities and in sport. MSK podiatry is not just for sports men or women and is appropriate for all levels of activity and age. The MSK Podiatrist often works closely with other health care professionals, including Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, GPs and Consultants. This integrated, multi-practitioner approach often achieves the best results for the patient.
An MSK Podiatric consultation involves a detailed case history and functional assessment of the lower limb, hips and pelvis, most often including a detailed video gait analysis whereupon you will be filmed whilst walking and running on a treadmill. The outcome of the assessment may result in the prescription of specialised insoles called orthotics although this is by no means the only outcome. In many cases ongoing foot pain and dysfunction may be tackled by a program of strengthening and stretching the muscles of the leg.
Other Podiatric Services
Its not just musculoskeletal problems in your foot and leg that cause pain and stop you leading an active life. Corns, calluses, in-grown toenails and veruccas can also cause inordinate amounts of discomfort. Chiropodists and podiatrists are qualified to treat people with these problems and also deal with people with arthritis, diabetes, and sports injuries. They work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent.
They are autonomous healthcare practitioners, registered with the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC) who administer preventative, palliative, biomechanical, drug-based and surgical interventions for lower limb and foot problems.
There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Podiatrist is the term used for chiropodists in other English speaking countries.
is a specialist of the foot , ankle and lower limb and can treat a range of problems from A Sporting and Musculoskeletal injuries, Ulcers, In-growing toe nails, skin problems. A Sports / Musculoskeletal Podiatrist focuses on how the lower limb functions in day to day activities and in sport.
A Sports / Musculoskeletal Podiatrist works closely with other health care professionals, including Physiotherapists, GPs and Consultants, this helps to achieve the best results and the patient is the common goal.
A Sports / Musculoskeletal Podiatrist can help with any level of activity ranging from day to day activities and recreational athletes through to professional and Olympic level.
Sports / Musculoskeletal Podiatrists treat any age range including children.
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