Podiatry Treatments

Custom Medical Orthosis

Medical orthotics are insoles manufactured specifically from a foot cast. They are designed to help reduce loading in and around injured tissue. They are typically more durable that conventional arch supports and have a life span ranging from 5-10 years depending on the materials used.

 

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Over The Counter Custom Orthosis

Often we are after a temporary change in loading to help your injury to heal and this is where an over the counter orthoses can help.

 

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Custom Cycling Orthosis

Custom Cycling Orthotics are insoles made specifically for you. These should be made by an appropriately qualified podiatrist, and are designed to give comfort and reduce any collapse of your foot when peddling.

 

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Movement Analysis

The way we move and load through our legs can be assessed to determine whether this would be having an effect on the injury you present with. Southern Sports Podiatry use a number of in-clinic tests to help but we find observing the movement of the foot and leg via video and through pressure mapping can help tie everything together providing the best outcome for the patient.

 

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Strapping

Strapping can help reduce loading on tissues while rehabilitating from an injury, it can be useful to assess if a custom or off the shelf orthoses will be beneficial as you getting back into activity post rehabilitation.

 

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Foot Mobilisation

Stiff joints have long been known to cause dysfunction in the body - foot joints are no different. Poor foot alignment or previous injury can lead to restrictions developing, over time this can lead to pain and disability.

 

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Dry Needling

This is a form of western acupuncture useful for many muscle and ligament issues, it is particularly useful where “trigger points” or knots in muscles are giving rise to pain. We use premium Japanese acupuncture needles and insert them into these tight muscle areas.

 

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Prolotherapy

This involves a series of injections of a dextrose (medical sugar) solution, to help with healing of either injured tissue or injured nerves. The injections are provided directly into the affected ligament or joint or in the case of treatment for nerves immediately under the skin (not into the nerves). This is a sterile procedure using a very fine needle that will target the source of the pain.

 

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Lunula Cold Laser - Fungal Nails

The Lunula Laser is a cold laser therapy that destroys the bugs that cause fungal nail infections, without the need for nail paints, oral medication or uncomfortable hot laser therapies. It is safe, highly effective and pain free! It is an easy and convenient treatment that helps turn your discoloured and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails.

 

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Sterishoe Shoe Sanitiser

While we can see the result of bugs on our feet we can’t see the bugs in our shoes…this is where the Sterishoe shoe sanitiser comes in!

 

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General Foot Care

We can take care of your painful, tired feet with a range of options to suit your needs. If it is a painful corn, callous or ingrown nail we can help.

 

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Ingrown Nail Surgery

If conservative care has failed to help we can provide you with a successful permanent option in the clinic within a single visit.

 

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