Here at Fix My Run, we are experts in all things lower limb related, and offer a full range of services covering this area. Can’t decide which service is right for you, or feel you may need more than one service? Fill out our enquiry form through the link at the bottom of this page with your questions, and we will be in touch to let you know the best option for you.
Biomechanics is the study and analysis of the mechanics of human movement. Conducting a biomechanical assessment helps us see exactly how your body moves, and also to determine if there are any underlying mechanical issues that could be contributing to you not moving as well as you could be, or why you are getting pain or discomfort when you walk or run.
The assessment itself will involve examining the ranges of motion in the joints of your feet, ankles, knees and hips. Your muscles will be assessed through muscle function and resistance tests. Your gait (walking and running) will be analysed, as well as your footwear (including running, training and/or sports shoes or boots), to check these aresuitable and not adding to the presenting complaint.
Following this assessment, we will be able to determine a personalised treatment plan for you. This may comprise of a combination of the following;
Orthotics are devices which we use to balance or align your feet, either temporarily, or mid-long term. Many people’s feet may not be functioning as effectively as they should, and this can lead to pain, not just in your foot or ankle, but also your knees, hips and lower back; after all our feet are our first point of contact with the ground and if they aren’t doing the ‘right’ thing, the rest of the body follows this.
Not all orthotics are the same. We supply pre fabricated (one’s we can supply you on the day), and fully custom orthotics (one’s made specifically for your feet). We will always conduct a full biomechanical assessment to see which will work best for you.
And our custom orthotics aren’t like any you’ve probably seen before either! To make your personalised orthotics, we will take a scan of your foot and ankle using the latest 3D scanning technology. We may also take an imprint of your foot when standing using a cast box if needed and scan this too. These images are then sent to a digital printing laboratory where they are 3D printed. With 3D printing we have full control over the modelling of the orthotics like never before, meaning new additions or changes can be done that we traditionally couldn’t do, meaning the orthotics are super accurate and comfortable. It also means we can make them for all different types of shoes, including ultra slim sports models footie/soccer/ice skates, etc.
Being 3D printed, this also means we can have the pattern of photo of your choice, perfect for kids (and adults!) to make them personal to you.
We can assist in the treatment of sports injuries from acute (initial injury) to chronic (long term or ongoing). We diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis, ligament sprains, muscle strains or tears, tendinopathies, stress fractures, overuse injuries such as shin splints, etc.
We can also check your current sports footwear and offer advice on factors such as fit, support and advice on alternate styles or brands if we feel these may improve your performance and help keep you injury free in the future.
General podiatry is much more than just nail cutting! It’s includes:
In most cases we can resolve ingrown toenails with general treatment involving removing a spike of nail. However, if they fail to resolve this way, or constantly keep becoming painful or infected we can preform a small surgery known as a Partial Nail Avulsion (or Total Nail Avulsion in rare cases). At this surgery we will inject the toe with a local anaesthetic to completely numb the area. Following the surgery the site will usually be treated with a chemical called Phenol, preventing the problem part of the nail which we remove from regrowing and leaving you pain free.
Children’s body’s go through many changes as they grow and develop. These include bone and muscle growth, structural, functional and postural development. Sometimes these changes can lead to pain or discomfort (e.g. growing pains). Sometimes these changes don’t cause pain but it may just be difficult to know if these are ‘normal’ for this stage of your child’s development. Either way, it’s important to ensure correct development by assessing any of the following areas:
A full biomechanical assessment (See Biomemechanical Assessment) tailed specifically for children will be carried out . Following this assessment, we will be able to determine a personalised treatment plan for your child. This may comprise of a combination of the following;
We also treat children for all other areas of podiatry including:
Dry needling is a technique similar to acupuncture where a thin sterile needle is inserted into an area of muscle that has developed a ‘knot’. The aim of the treatment is to release the ‘knot’ (myofascial release). Dry needling has so many benefits including:
It can me used in isolation, or with other treatments including joint mobilisation, sports massage, and specific stretching and strengthening programmes.
Mobilisation Therapy is a manual therapy used to improve the function of joints of your lower limb, as well as decreasing any pain present in these joints. By preforming mobilisation, we allow the body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve joint integrity and muscle strength.
It can me used in isolation, or with other treatments including dry needling, sports massage, and specific stretching and strengthening programmes.
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