Your first initial appointment will usually take up to an hour. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so you can complete information about your previous medical history. We recommend you wear a pair of shorts or loose trousers.
Please bring with you:
- Your usual sports trainers and everyday footwear to be assessed
- A referral letter from your GP, if appropriate
- Any information about your condition, including X-rays or test results if you have them
You will be biomechanically assessed during your first appointment, while you are standing and walking, using digital gait analysis equipment. You may also be assessed while running on the treadmill, this is videoed and then played back for you to view and discuss with the podiatrist.
Following this, your podiatrist will be able to design a personalised and targeted treatment plan which may involve temporary or customised orthotics and made to measure insoles, best trainer or footwear advice, and where appropriate, a structured training or rehabilitation programme.