At Nicola Shearman podiatry we improve stiff achy, knees which stop you wanting to climb the stairs or go for that walk.
I was very happy with my treatment today. The surgery is very convenient for me and there isn’t anything else you could do to improve the experience for me. I feel that I would benefit from regular visits and will be guided by your advice.
A Musculoskeletal podiatrist is a lower limb specialist and expert at reducing painful symptoms of knee pain so stairs are easier to navigate and walking in to town.
Nicola can adjust the axis of motion of your knee and, with physio intervention, get you stronger and more stable, enabling you to walk further with less pain.
Nicola will take a thorough history of your problem, you will then have a full musculoskeletal assessment of all your foot and ankle joints, and muscles, a weightbearing assessment and a video gait analysis assessment. You will then have a discussion regarding the available treatment and together make a treatment plan tailored to you. This may also involve a physio plan.
Treatments offered for these conditions include:
Bespoke foot orthoses – a 3D scan is taken of your foot to create an orthotic specifically shaped to your foot. These orthoses are the longest lasting, and the best fitting, and ultimately the gold standard treatment.
Exercise therapy – stretches and strengthening.
Footwear advice – bring your footwear with you, you’ll be surprised what information we get from your shoes, and also help you know which shoes will be the best for your foot problem.
Taping and strapping – resting certain muscles and tendons with taping can benefit enormously.
- Foot mobilisation.
Custom made foot orthoses (bespoke).