Paul gets a great deal of satisfaction, getting these individuals back to daily their chosen sports quickly and efficiently.
Paul feels that an accurate, detailed history of your problems is the key to a proper diagnosis and subsequent successful treatment.
Biomechanical instability can often 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.
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. Where possible we will do assessments in the natural environment of the athlete. More info->
How we treat in detail
Paul treats athletes in a number of ways;
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
In conjunction with any physiotherapy you may be having, we give you a personalised stretching and strengthening regime that targets specific muscle groups to improve biomechanical performance. More info->
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 and also to directly treat injuries. More info->
Paul uses the latest compex electrotherapy systems which can improve injury healing times, aid in strength and conditioning and also help with pain relief with acute injury . More info->
Footwear advice and education
Wearing the correct sports shoe when undertaking any sporting activity is paramount. There are a wealth of different types of sporting footwear out on the market today. Paul will offer impartial advice on the correct footwear needed for the patient to comfortably undertake their chosen sport. More info->