Local Podiarty cater for all ages and treat a number of different conditions, offering the following services: Biomechanical & Gait Analysis
A biomechanical examination involves the patient standing and lying down while the podiatrist examines their joint range of movement and assesses muscle strength and flexibility.
Video gait analysis allows the podiatrist to examine feet and legs while the patient walks or runs on a treadmill. This means they can identify any functional foot faults and plan a treatment program. Orthotics
Orthotics are shoe inserts which may be prescribed for the treatment of foot or lower limb conditions. Local Podiatry have introduced into Canberra the latest orthotic technology known as OrthemaTM, a system where your foot is scanned in its ideal position. A computer model is created and designed to suit your prescription, followed by the manufacture of a customised orthotic device.
Ask Local Podiatry about same day custom orthotics. Footwear Advice
Finding the correct pair of shoes will improve your foot health. Local Podiatry work closely with footwear specialty stores and can provide advice on the type of footwear your daily activities require.
The benefits of orthotics and appropriate footwear include:
- Relief from painful foot problems, especially for those who walk or stand for long hours at work or in everyday activities.
- Improve balance and posture.
- Improve athletic performance.
- Alter any abnormal foot function.
- Alleviate knee, hip and back pain.
- Help maintain the normal positioning of the bones in the foot, as well as the ankles and knees.
- Can provide additional shock absorption.
An increase in flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion. Local Podiatry can provide advice on stretching exercises that will gently lengthen your tight muscles and tendons. General Treatment
Local Podiatry can remove painful lesions such as ingrown toenails, corns and callouses, to ensure comfortable walking. Located on Level 1 next to Gungalhin Medical Practice and Fernwood, Local Podiatry's team of Podiatrists are experts in lower limb health and offer a range of services including nail care, biomechanics, paediatric assessments and diabetic foot exams. To keep you moving, same-day custom orthotics are also available as well as specialist advice on getting the right footwear for your foot type. Local Podiatry also have 2 Exercise Physiologists that can help you with exercise and rehabilitation programs, and also help with restoring muscle and joint function.