Podiatrists study biomechanics of the feet and lower limb so they can provide anatomical assessment of patients to detect abnormalities such as flat feet, high or fallen arches and ankle, hip and knee abnormalities.
Abnormalities can be corrected through prescription foot orthoses (shoe inserts) and/or specific exercises to strengthen certain muscles or groups of muscles.
Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and neuropathy (e.g.pins and needles, burning pains) affect the feet and lower limbs.
For diabetes this can result in approximately 3000 amputations a year.
At Surefoot Podiatry we can assist you with finding the shoe for your needs as well as providing advice on the type of material, shape, support and cushioning your chosen activity requires.
Finding the correct pair of shoes for you will better protect you from injury, maximise your performance and ensure life long foot health.