Sports Podiatry is the specialist management & prevention of sport & musculoskeletal injuries affecting the foot, ankle & lower limb. Persistent pain/discomfort affecting performance or function is common for both the elite athlete or active individuals. At MH Sports Podaitry we focus on the muscles, tendons, ligaments & bone & how movement & load can influence injury & recovery.
The role of a sports podiatrist is to diagnose the issue, identify any contributing risk factors or biomechanical mechanisms that may contribute or be the contributing to an injury. We then work with you to implement a bespoke management plan to resolve the issue & minimise the risk of further issues.
We work with professional & semi professional sports teams & individuals including those in league & non-league football & athletes performing at national & internaltional level. We also work with non-sporting individuals & those that exercise for general health & fitness, regardless of age, who experience persistent foot & ankle pain/discomfort, which is not resolving through rest, self-management or other helathcare treatments.
Our consultations can be used for & provide
Clinical assessment for injuries to the foot, ankle & lower leg.
Our clinical assessment with data informed injury & sports specific testing protocols assess
VALD Force Decks Analysis & Strength Testing
No longer confined to research labs & elite sporting teams, VALD strength testing provides accurate, objective assessment of strength, movement, asymmetry & balance. We provide monitoring, rehabilitation progress & injury risk analysis, along with collecting baseline data to imporve outcomes & function.
Footscan pressure analysis provides real-time dynamic pressure & force data, for accurate & objective analysis of gait at a foot level. It is used to understand foot mechanics & its interaction with the ground. This can aid in identifying areas of high force or prolonged pressure, asymmetries or abnormal gait patterns that may be a risk or contributing factor to injury.
Data obtained can guide injury managment with regards to the foot & ankle & provide advice & recommendation regarding foot orthoses & running footwear.
Data beyond what you can see. Unparalleled insight into running biomechanics, injury risk & performance.
The 'Gold Standard'of gait analysis, capturing accurate & objective real time data of lower limb motion at the pelvis, hip, knee & ankle. High definition slow motion video capture (250 fps) is combined to provide visual feedback of key issues.
Using 3 infrared cameras & 39 lower limb reflective markers, 3D gait analysis provides analysis, not offered by any speciality run store or majority of sports injury clinics. Data obtained can aid in identifying abnormal gait patterns, injury mechanism & provide a detailed insight into running footwear & foot orthoses & their influence on lower limb motion.
Our data informed approach assists in injury management strategies & interventions to optimise recovery, reduce injury risk & enhance overall performance.
We aim to ensure your foot & lower limb health remains a strong foundation for your performance & you return to to your sport or activity with greater confidence & less risk of further injury.