One of our specialities is diagnosing your sports and running foot injury and linking all of the potential contributing factors to your pathology. Another speciality of ours is then being able to clearly explain your condition and the contributing factors to you so you will then better understand why we put in place certain interventions and treatment.
To be able to do all of this properly we make sure we do not rush your appointment and spend up to 60 minutes with you during your initial consultation.
Below is an example of what would usually be covered during your initial consultation keeping in mind each case is different and some of the items listed here may not be relevant at the time of consultation.
A thorough patient history
Listing of all your symptoms and when they are worse
Discussion of your goals e.g. a running event you might be working towards
Clearly identifying and explaining the affected anatomy using aids such as foot models and iPad apps
Performing of a biomechanical assessment and slow motion video running gait analysis. This video is sent to you via an iOS or Android free application for your viewing and records
An analysis of the slow motion video to explain to you the possible gait abnormalities that may or may not be contributing factors to your running injury
A clearly outlined initial assessment report sent to you via email which outlines your diagnosis, contributing factors, approximate time frames to recovery and your treatment plan
Your home treatment and exercises sent to you via a phone application. Using this application also provides critical self-reporting tracking of pain levels we use for clinical decision making
A recommendation and/or referral for the correct sports and running shoes based off the slow motion video running gait analysis
A recommendation and/or referral for certain work and casual shoes you should be wearing to help your recovery
If required a written referral for any scans (xrays, MRI, Ultrasound, bone scan) that may be needed to clearly define your diagnosis.