Paul gets a great deal of satisfaction, getting these individuals back to daily their chosen daily activity.
Paul feels that an accurate, detailed history of your problems is the key to a proper diagnosis and subsequent successful treatment. Non athletes may have specific medical problems and issues that need to be taken into account prior to treatment.
Many of the clients issues can be ascertained just by the history alone. This is not an easy thing to do but Paul has over 18 years experience working with lower limb musculo skeletal problems and has treated thousands of patients.
Paul will examine you standing and sitting, checking all the major joint complexes of the foot, ankle, knee and hip as well as using the latest screening processes to evaluate muscle strength and flexibility from the hip down. Paul tailors his assessments dependent on the individuals ability and flexibility.
Computerised dynamic and video gait analysis
At Manchester sports podiatry we utilise the latest computerised and video gait analysis techniques to aid in assessment and treatment of our clients. If clients struggle with mobility Paul will video clients walking backwards and forwards, We will not ask you to walk on a treadmill if you are not comfortable doing so. More info->
How we treat in detail
Paul treats his non athletic clients in a number of ways;
Non athletic clients often benefit from bespoke orthotics. These can be manufactured to fit in virtually any shoe but we will advise you on the best footwear to aid in mobility and those which will allow you to continue with your chosen activities
We produce all our bespoke orthotics in house . We use a combination of assessment data, dynamic computerised information and video analysis to produce orthotics in our own manufacturing facility. The orthotics are made for each individual, personally by Paul.
Alteration of these orthotics is easy and the prescription can be ‘tweaked’ by Paul, dependent on the feedback from the athlete . With our bespoke orthotics, you are charged a flat fee. If the orthotics are not right for any reason we will alter the prescription free of charge. The fact that Paul makes his own orthotics means that he can offer this service substantially cheaper than using external orthotics manufacturers. More info->
Rehabilitation exercises & strengthening
Paul will provide you with a personalised stretching and strengthening regime that targets specific muscle groups to improve biomechanical performance and aid mobility.
Mobilisation and manipulation
Paul is trained in the traditional physiotherapy techniques of joint and soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation. As a podiatrist he uses these techniques to improve foot & ankle function. Stiffness and lack of use of muscles within the foot can be a serious issue for the none athlete. More info->
Paul uses the latest compex electrotherapy systems which can improve pain in the legs and feet. The system has specific programmes which can help with muscle atrophy, poor circulation and pain relief . More info->
Footwear advice and education
Wearing the correct hoe when undertaking daily activity is paramount. The are a wealth of different types of footwear out on the market today and some are better than others. Paul will offer impartial advice on the correct footwear needed for the patient to comfortably undertake their chosen level of activity. More info->