The primary focus of Sports Podiatry is the way the foot interacts with the ground and to consider the loads or forces that the lower limb has to contend with during high impact sporting activity.
Our Bridgeman Centre clinic is designed for biomechanical assessments, gait analysis and manufacturing bespoke orthotic insoles. Whether you are a casual walker, new to sport or playing at a competitive level we are here to help. We use the latest technology to collect data such as video gait analysis, force plate pressure platform and muscle strength/flexibility testing. We use this data, together with our clinical knowledge to develop a plan to reduce your symptoms and keep you doing the activities you love!
PODOSmart® is the latest technology which allows us to accurately measure and analyze your walking profile and gait to refine your diagnosis..
Insoles placed in your shoes, you walk or run and insoles gather information about your gait. After a couple of minutes, data is transferred to computer for us to analyse and in addition to your assessments allows us to keep you moving in comfort.
A full history of symptoms will be taken and a lower limb assessment will be conducted which may include assessment of muscles and joints, posture and gait analysis and footwear assessment.
Sports Biomechanical Assessment
A full history of symptoms will be taken and a lower limb assessment will be conducted which includes assessment of lower joints, posture and gait analysis, force plate pressure analysis and footwear assessment. This assessment also benefits from a comprehensive muscle strength and flexibility assessment using latest technology to quantify muscle insufficiency and identify areas that may require improvement. This treatment is also great for those who wish to begin or return to activity and would like a full professional screening assessment to identify areas that may be under stress and reduce injury risk.
Your treatment plan may include bespoke orthotic insoles, prefabricated insoles and/or a program to improve muscle efficiency. We have our own laboratory where insoles are made and we control the whole process form assessment to fitting.