Orthotics are shoe inserts designed to support, align, or improve the function of the foot. They are used to treat a number of conditions that affect the lower limb.
Depending on your particular foot problem orthotics can be cushioning, pressure relief, or functional. They can be made of soft or hard materials, full length or three quarter length, again depending on your particular foot problem.
Podiatrist Marie Whitfield will assess, diagnose and then design and dispense a pair of orthotics for your particular problem and have you back on your feet and pain free as soon as possible.
Understanding how you walk and run is essential to the diagnosis of your foot pathology. Assessing how your lower limbs are functioning in motion can give us invaluable information as to where the problem lies.
Contrary to popular belief, children are not little adults. For this reason they need to be assessed and monitored differently. Marie Whitfield Podiatry treats children from as young as three weeks old right through to adulthood.
We understand that when you are injured you want to return to your activity in a timely fashion. Correct and prompt diagnosis and treatment will allow you to get back to the sport you love.
Regular monitoring of diabetic patients to asses their vascular and neurological status should be performed yearly and in some cases six monthly.
Other chronic disorders such as arthritis can find great relief of symptoms with general podiatry, orthotics and adequate footwear to accommodate for boney deformities.
In all cases conferring with other specialists such as your doctor, endocrinologists, rheumatologists and physiotherapists ensures you continue to receive the best possible treatment outcomes.
Due to the ever increasing demands we put on our feet we are seeing more and more conditions requiring general podiatry. These include corns, calluses, warts, ingrowing toenails, fungal toenails and various skin conditions.
All of these can be treated at the time of your visit. Recurring ingrowing toenails are treated with keyhole nail surgery, involving very little pain and leaving you with a normal looking nail.
If you would like to contact us for advice we are always happy to help. We would however prefer to do this via email.