2. Non weight bearing range of motion measurements. This is where we evaluate your anatomy. This is looking at your range of movements, ability to hold static and plyometric movements. It is a passive/active physical assessment measuring any structural or functional pathology contributing to pain and/or compensation.
3. Weight bearing assessment of ability to hold a range of positions. This shows us your ability to hold a position based on what we have measured
4. Gait analysis. This may involve dartfish analysis on a treadmill, through to real-time analysis where the podiatrist will run/walk with you to instigate fatigue or assess form
5. Footwear and activity assessment.
Upon completion of these examinations, a treatment plan will be prescribed. This may involve all or any part of the following treatments: Orthotic therapy, advice on running shoes, casual or particular sporting footwear, stretching regimes, strapping or muscular strengthening, as well as acute injury treatment or modification of training programs.
Orthotics are customised devices that sit underneath the foot and inside the shoe to correct the way in which the foot moves. Orthotic devices are used to control foot mechanics and encourage optimal lower limb alignment, and to assist in alleviating the pain caused by abnormal foot and lower limb alignment which leads to tissue stress.
At Mullins Podiatry we recognise the need for your prescription orthotics to be based on a practitioner / patient collaboration and to be individually tailored for your specific sport, activity or lifestyle choice. Your prescription may include real time analysis post prescription and will involve extensive follow up.