Dynamic Motion Wales | Crossroads Clinic
82 High Street, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4BL
01792 447622 / 07855885651
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A thorough musculoskeletal assessment of a patient’s complaint is required to allow the podiatrist to accurately identify the cause of a patient’s pain and allow a suitable course of treatment to be selected. The assessment will consist of dynamic and static testing in a weight and non-weight bearing situations.

The following factors will need to be assessed:

  • Standing and foot posture
  • Gait (walking)
  • Alignment and position of lower limb
  • Joint motion
  • Muscle function

Localised foot and ankle problems may come from areas located elsewhere away from the site of injury (e.g. the lower back, hip or knee), or have secondary untoward effects on other structures.

What to bring:

  • Current medication list/prescription.
  • Shorts / or loose clothing for ease of assessment.
  • Everyday footwear (and/or training footwear).
  • Any existing insoles/orthotics.
  • Any relevant information regarding your *pr*.
  • An appropriate treatment plan to be provided.
  • Onward referral for specialist investigation if required.

What to expect:

  • 30-45 minutes of assessment
  • History taking of medical, surgical, medication, previous treatment and injuries.
  • Foot/ankle below the knee to be exposed for assessment.
  • Area of complaint to examined (e.g. joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, etc).
  • Walking a short distance to assess pattern.
  • An appropriate treatment plan to be provided.
  • Onward referral for specialist investigation if required.