Sports podiatrists specialize in the management and diagnosis of lower leg and foot disorders with the main focus on sports injuries associated with lower limb and foot function. Sports Podiatrists perform a thorough biomechanics assessment with the inclusion of implementing the underpinning biomechanics to the athletes' specific sport. These will also include the factors in which the foot interacts with the ground whilst wearing the footwear and try to consider the forces of loads that the lower limb has to contend with during dynamic phases of high impact sporting activity. Read more..
The prime purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension, which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether one is an athlete, weekend warrior or a once a week jogger. This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from sports massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.Read more
LLLT or Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries to improve soft tissue healing. It is commonly used to treat a range of persistent conditions, which can be difficult to treat. These include all types of joint and muscle pains, sprains & strains including back & neck pain and arthritis. So if you are suffering a pain, which seems impossible to relieve, we may be able to help. This treatment has no side effects, as the Lasers used are not sufficiently strong to damage cells. LLLT uses light energy to stimulate cells, helping them to function optimally, which in turn encourages the healing process. Once the photons find the injured tissues, they stimulate and energise the cells to repair and strengthen at a remarkably fast rate. Collagen production is stimulated so the ligaments and tissues grow stronger than the normal healing.Read more
Our practice understands occupational health and safety issues and assessment of workplace injuries. Every year, 2 million sick days are lost due to lower limb disorders, and many of these sick days could be prevented by simply caring for your feet as you do your eyes, teeth, and even your cars! Poor foot structure can cause knee, hip and back pain as it affects posture. Apart from the common issues like corns and callus or nail disorders, systematic diseases do affect your feet and there might also be a case of functional and or structural disorders. Read more..
There are few things that are more important to a parent than their child including caring about theirs interests, education, activities & particularly their health. As a parent I want the best for my children and I’m sure you want the best for your children too. At Sole Motion Podiatry, your little ones will receive caring and compassionate professional service that will keep you well informed and involved in your child’s diagnosis and treatment throughout the journeyRead more
By definition, a functional foot orthotic is a device that is contoured to the entire foot and used to reduce abnormal motion or abnormal position of the foot. A functional foot orthoses is also used to control the abnormal motion or abnormal position of the lower extremity that is affected by the position and/or motion of the foot. Custom functional foot orthotics are essentially shoe inserts that may be prescribed by your Podiatrist or any other health professional with a background in biomechanics. They are specifically designed devices that are worn inside the shoe to control abnormal foot function and/or accommodate painful areas of the foot. They can provide stability for the foot and correct injury-causing imbalances.Read more