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  • 1b Castle Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NU

Examining your lower limbs, muscles, ligaments and tendons

We believe that understanding our clients’ individual lower-limb alignment, structure, strengths and weaknesses is at the heart of finding the right solutions and treatments for foot, ankle, knee pain or lower-limb pain. Our in-depth assessment gives us an insight that means we can developed a treatment plan that’s tailored to you to help us gain the best results possible.*

The assessment is based on evaluating the structure of the foot, the range of movements within the joints and the forces on certain joints within the foot alongside gait analysis and postural assessment. Gait analysis looks at the way you walk and move and how this affects your lower limbs. Postural assessment helps us build a picture of your posture to determine where improvements could be made to prevent and relieve pain as well as reducing uneven wear and tear of joints.

Using exercise, movement and massage

Once we’ve established potential underlying causes of pain or concerns, we can begin treatment using a wide range of options. Exercise rehabilitation that focuses on strengthening exercises and stretching can help relieve pain, improve poor alignment and prevent further problems. Our team is also highly experienced in mobilising the joints within the foot and using massage to target problem areas.

The power of foot orthoses

Foot orthotics can make a real difference in treating many kinds of foot and joint concerns. At Footworks Podiatry, we use an in-clinic 3D scanner to get a highly accurate image of your foot. This is then sent to the lab where technicians from a leading and advanced manufacturer create custom-made orthotics.

 

Contact us today at our Totnes clinic on: 01803 868888 to book your appointment, or if you have any questions.

Your questions answered

How long does the musculoskeletal and biomechanical assessment take?

This is an in-depth assessment so expect to be with us for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Will I need to carry out exercise rehabilitation at home?

If exercise rehabilitation is part of your treatment plan, we will probably advise you to do further exercises at home. We’ll go through this in detail at the clinic and will also give you some printed guides to follow.

How can joint mobilisation help?

If you have pain, stiffness or lack a full range of movement in your foot, foot mobilisation can provide relief and build strength.* Our team uses expert techniques to help joints loosen and glide to improve movement patterns.

How do orthotics work?

These biomechanical medical appliances correct specific foot imbalances by re-aligning your feet to reduce stress and strain on particular areas of your feet and/or other parts of the body. They may be insoles, padding or arch supports to help relieve pressure. Orthotics can also be tailor made.

How long does it take to make orthotics?

For custom-made orthotics, there’s a waiting time from assessment to having your orthotics fitted and checked. This is usually around 2 weeks.

How long do orthotics last?

This can vary from one person to the next depending on your weight and activity level. Our high-quality bespoke orthotics last for many years.

*Individual results may vary