Podiatrist – for biomechanical issues with the feet
A podiatrist is a highly skilled health professional trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs and keep people mobile and active. The main role of the podiatrist is to help you maintain normal mobility and function in the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists can give expert advice on footwear and any modifications that could help your condition. They will also work closely with the other professionals in our clinic to deal with any wider issues relating to your health and movement.
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* Get the best advice on foot issues and footwear modifications from our musculoskeletal podiatrist in our private clinic.
* Whether you need to come to our clinic for an assessment of your foot-related problems, an assessment of your posture, walking or running style or advice on footwear and modifications, just give us a call on 020 8876 5690 and we will help organise it.
In our podiatry clinic, we have a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist who has a special interest in Biomechanics – the science of human movement. He assesses foot posture and any related asymmetries in body posture or muscle length which may be influencing pain or injury. Treatment with a podiatrist may involve the use of orthotics or shoe modifications. He can also advise on training and exercise and where necessary the rehabilitation programme is made in partnership with one of our physiotherapists.
Podiatrist vs chiropodist
There is no real difference, but podiatrist is a more modern name. It was changed in 1993 as podiatrist was the internationally known name for a foot specialist. That term is commonly used in the USA, while in the UK the majority of people still use chiropodist and chiropody to refer to foot health issues, e.g. corns and callouses, and will seek help from a podiatrist for biomechanical foot issues. An example of a biomechanical issue might be over-pronation of the ankles and feet which may require orthotics to be made to be worn in shoes to support the feet.
In our own clinic, we are mainly focussed on biomechanical issues and problems with movement related to the feet rather than general foot health issues.
Sas graduated with honours as a Podiatrist from UCL Medical School. He is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist with a special interest in Biomechanics – the science of human movement. In addition, he is the lead Podiatrist in Biomechanics at a large teaching hospital.
Sas’ main area of interest is the treatment of repetitive sports injuries through analysis of movement and compensation patterns. He has treated a number of athletes including elite sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as those who enjoy sport for leisure.