Hannah holds monthly clinics at Rehab 4 Performance and is a biomechanical podiatrist. She is a specialist in the foot and lower limb and will primarily look at the way in which the foot interacts with the ground during standing, walking and running and then consider the load that the foot and lower limb will have to contend with. If there are increased forces and loads in certain areas this could lead to pain and injury to the identified structure that is painful.
Hannah will assess the lower limb alignment and gait and has a good understanding of lower limb muscle weaknesses. She will work closely with the rest of the team at R4P to achieve optimum results.
TYPE OF INJURIES AND CONDITIONS PODIATRY CAN HELP
The majority of problems seen tend to be more chronic long term problems to tendons, ligaments, bones and joints. Although a Podiatrist is a specialist in the foot and ankle they can also help problems further up the leg such as Achillies, shin, knee, hip and back pain. Back pain can often occur as a result of a leg length difference.
Hannah also has extensive experience at treating nasty trauma injuries to the foot and ankle with her work within the military and also specialises in neurological gait problems.
WHAT ORTHOTICS ARE AND HOW THEY CAN HELP
It must be said that are orthotics are not for everyone but given for the right problems they can really help. They are only given if there is a structural problem that can’t be corrected through exercise. Orthotics are specialist insoles that are put into shoes and they aim to reduce force on an injured structure. Ankle foot orthoses are specialist braces that can be issued for gait problems such as foot drop.
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND CLINICAL INTERESTS
- Multidisciplinary understanding and working
- Gait analysis
- Biomechanical overuse lower limb injuries
- Exercise induced leg pain (shin pain)
- Complex Foot trauma leading to disability
- Foot drop and neurological gait problems
- Lateral ankle instability
- Specialist ankle foot orthoses
- Leg Length discrepancies
Initial Consultation - £140
Follow up - Consultation - £75
Custom foot orthoses (cast / measure and fit (on following visit) - £361
Off the shelf foot orthoses - £79
Discounted packages available - POA