Podiatry is a crucial part of injury treatment and prevention, but we find that a lot of people don’t know much about it – or that they underestimate the positive effects that good podiatry can have.
Podiatry forms an integral part of the range of services that we can offer at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic and will often be used as part of a course of treatment, to ensure that the patient gets the best possible results as quickly as possible.
Podiatry or chiropody?
We are frequently asked what the difference is between chiropody and podiatry, and we dealt with the differences in detail in this blog. In short, chiropody is a slightly outdated term that traditionally referred to routine footcare.
Podiatry, on the other hand, is a wide-ranging set of treatments that can deals with pain and injuries related to altered biomechanical function in the lower limbs and feet.
A podiatry assessment at Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic involves the assessment of how your feet and lower limb work including the hip, knee and pelvis. The assessment focuses on the movement of the joints in the foot, foot posture and how this can affect the lower limb, including the knee and hip.
The Podiatrist is able to identify if a patient’s injury is caused by poor structural alignment or function by assessing a patient’s biomechanical structure, using a range of techniques, including gait analysis.
Our Podiatrists can also advise on insoles/orthotics, footwear advice and modification, padding and taping, stretching and strengthening advice and running techniques.
Meet our podiatry team!
Pam Hindmoor – BSc (Hons) Podiatry M-COP
Senior Podiatrist, Pam, is a clinical specialist in Podiatry. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Education as well as a degree in Podiatry. Pam has worked in both NHS and private healthcare settings and is highly skilled in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of an extensive range of foot related pathologies.
When assessing a patient, whether they be an elite athlete, suffering with foot pain, an occupational injury or someone with concerns over the health of their feet, Pam reviews the cause as well as the symptoms to develop a personalised treatment plan which suits the needs and lifestyle of the patient.
Matthew Tones – BSc (Hons) Podiatry M-COP
Matthew qualified as a podiatrist in 2016 with a first-class honours degree. Matthew began working within the NHS where he increased his knowledge and experience delivering podiatric treatment to a wide aspect of patients. After making the decision to move into private health care Matthew joined Newcastle Sports Injury Clinic in early 2018.
Splitting his time between our Newcastle city centre and Jesmond clinics, Matthew is involved in a wide range of podiatry service including Musculoskeletal and Biomechanical assessments, prescriptions for orthotic therapy, nail surgery and general foot care.
Contact us on 0191 233 0500 for more information and we can make an appointment with the correct person to meet your needs. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with any of our podiatrists via this link.