When we meet you for the first time, we like to get to know you. This isn’t because we’re being nosy! It’s important to have a good understanding about you as a ‘whole’ person, which is why we’ll ask you about all sorts of things, even how well you’re sleeping. But don’t worry, we’ll examine your feet thoroughly and discuss any foot health concerns you have. Our in-depth training means that your assessment may highlight other possible health problems such as diabetes or a heart condition.
Each assessment is tailor-made to the individual. The tests we carry out and the questions we ask will be relevant to your age and presenting condition. It may be necessary to examine your ‘gait’ ie: the way you walk, to give us a better understanding of the cause of your problem. Children require a different approach altogether!
Once we’ve diagnosed your problem, hopefully we can fix it too! However, this often involves a team approach, and your ongoing care may require some input from a Physiotherapist, Podiatric Surgeon, Orthotist or your GP. Referrals can be arranged very easily as we have excellent connections with local healthcare professionals.
So, whatever your problem is, you can be assured you’re in very safe hands at Rushden Podiatry.