Podiatry Services at HTC
Podiatry is a specialised field dealing with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, function, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, and associated health-related factors.
Podiatrists are registered healthcare professionals who’ve been trained at degree level to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
Here at HTC, our Podiatrist, supported by a specialist musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, focuses on mechanical disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower limbs in general. Together these two specialists can assess your condition, diagnose, create a treatment plan and when required design and supply orthotics. Out orthotics are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve painful conditions or aid the correction of mechanical problems of the foot. Your bespoke orthotics will be designed in detail via the most modern specialist Podiatry computer software.
Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry. For example, you may want to have any hard skin on your feet removed or have your toenails clipped.
A podiatrist can also advise you about footwear (take your shoes with you), and they can check that you’re looking after your feet properly.
Podiatry has a very wide spectrum of services ranging from severe foot disorders in children to preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries related to sports and exercise at all levels.
What happens at your first appointment?
At your first consultation, our specialist team will:
- Take a full medical history and carry out an examination and some tests related to your indicated condition.
- They may also look at the way you walk and move your lower leg joints.
- They will discuss your concerns with you and then make a diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan.
- Any minor problems that are picked up can usually be treated on the spot.