Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics

Welcome to Active Step’s Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics service – your gateway to unlocking peak athletic performance, overcoming pain, and optimising your foot and lower limb health. Our expert team is dedicated to helping athletes of all levels reach their full potential while ensuring the utmost comfort and wellness.

What is Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics?

Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics is a specialised branch of podiatric medicine that focuses on assessing injury and movement dysfunction and optimising the way your feet and lower limbs function during athletic activities. Our comprehensive approach combines cutting-edge technology, in-depth analysis, and personalised interventions to address pain, discomfort, and performance limitations.

Your Initial Consultation:

When you step into Active Step for your initial consultation to address lower limb sports injury, you’re embarking on a journey towards holistic well-being and enhanced athletic performance.

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Our skilled sports podiatrists begin by conducting a thorough evaluation of your biomechanics, taking into account your medical history, activity level, and specific concerns. We use advanced gait analysis techniques to assess your movement patterns, joint alignment, and foot mechanics.
  2. State-of-the-Art Technology: During your consultation, we utilise cutting-edge technology such as dynamic pressure mapping and video analysis. These tools provide us with invaluable insights into your gait, foot pressure distribution, and potential areas of movement dysfunction.
  3. Personalised Treatment Plan: Based on the information gathered, our specialists create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. This may involve a combination of interventions, such as custom orthotics, footwear recommendations, strength and mobility exercises and extracorporeal shockwave and laser therapy.
  4. Injury Prevention & Performance Enhancement: Our primary goal is not just to alleviate pain, but also to prevent future injuries and optimise your athletic performance. By addressing underlying biomechanical issues, we help you move more efficiently, reduce strain on your joints, and enhance your overall capabilities.
  5. Ongoing Support: At Active Step, we’re committed to your long-term success. Throughout your journey, we provide continuous guidance, monitoring progress, and making necessary adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, we’re here to ensure your foot and lower limb health remains a strong foundation for your performance.

How we can help

At Active Step, we go beyond traditional podiatric care. Our Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics service is designed to empower athletes to excel while fostering optimal foot health. Our team of skilled specialists combines expertise with a passion for helping you achieve your athletic aspirations.

Our Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics specialists are dedicated to resolving a wide range of lower limb sports injuries that can impact athletic performance and overall well-being. Some of the typical conditions we expertly address include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy/Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Ankle Instability
  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
  • High Arches (Cavus Foot)
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Sports-Related Injuries: Various injuries such as sprains, strains, and fractures that occur during athletic activities.
  • Biomechanical Issues: Assessment and correction of issues related to gait, foot alignment, and joint mechanics that can impact overall performance and comfort.

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a recreational enthusiast, we’re here to ensure your foot and lower limb health supports your active lifestyle.

Patient Testimonials

Lorri S-B
Lorri S-B
Such a warm and friendly clinic. My treatment was explained in detail and I felt immediately at ease on my first visit.
Paula Slowen
Paula Slowen
Very friendly and professional. Had confidence in the treatment recommended and the expertise.
Jo Vincent
Jo Vincent
Amazing service. Knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended
Martin Fleming
Martin Fleming
Very friendly and competent. Definitely recommend !
Penny Earl
Penny Earl
We got a same day appointment. Mike had fungal nail infection, an open wound and painful Athlete’s foot. These were all greatly improved after the initial visit. It felt quite miraculous! Not cheap but well worth the money.
Emma Humphrey
Emma Humphrey
Very professional and thorough treatment. I can actually finally have confidence that I will run again.
Anxo Vilas
Anxo Vilas
I went to Active Step after trying over the counter products as well as other podiatrists for years while my condition was getting worse instead of better. The service I got at Active Step couldn't have been any better and I've just been discharged successfully after 12 months of treatment. Jim, Zoe, Sophie and the rest of the team are not only highly professional, but also very personable and I cannot recommend them enough.