Treatments and Services

  • Biomechanical Assessment
    Our clinic offers in-depth biomechanical assessments to analyse your gait, posture, and foot mechanics. By understanding your unique biomechanics, we can identify any abnormalities and devise personalised treatment plans.
  • Gait Analysis
    allows us to examine your walking and running patterns. By detecting irregularities, we can pinpoint issues that might be contributing to discomfort or injuries.
  • Sports Injury Management
    We treat sports-related foot and lower limb injuries. From shin splints to Achilles tendonitis, our team employs evidence-based techniques to expedite your recovery and prevent future issues.
  • Paediatric Conditions
    Children’s feet are still developing. Our clinic offers lower limb biomechanical assessments for children and treatment plans to address concerns and promote proper growth. Growing pains, pigeon toed, out toed, Osgood Schlatters (knee pains) , Severs Disease (heel pain) and balance, control and coordination issues can be the result of biomechanical issues in the lower limbs.
  • Postural Correction
    Your feet are the foundation of your body’s alignment. We focus on improving your posture by addressing any imbalances in the feet, which can alleviate issues that extend throughout the body. Scoliosis Kyphosis and Lordosis (sway back) can all benefit from a lower limb assessment and treatment plan.
  • Stretching – Enhancing Mobility and Alleviating Foot and Lower Limb Pain
    Restoring mobility and optimising muscle function are crucial aspects of our approach. At FTSP we understand that each individual’s needs are unique, and we offer a tailored solution to address your specific condition effectively. To alleviate pressure and discomfort in the feet and lower limbs, we employ a diverse range of stretching exercises.
  • Muscle Strengthening through Targeted Exercises
    We utilise specific weight-bearing exercises and techniques to optimise muscle strength and we understand it is crucial to execute these exercises with precision and care to maximize their benefits. Our expert guidance will ensure that you master the correct techniques, minimising the risk of injury and allowing you to achieve your strength-building objectives safely and effectively.
  • Strapping – Enhanced Proprioception and Injury Management
    Strapping stands as a highly effective method to stimulate mechanoreceptors and promote proprioception. This valuable technique serves a dual purpose, serving as both a preventive measure against injuries and a viable short-term treatment strategy. It’s essential to underscore that strapping should be integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan, working in harmony with other conservative modalities. This synergistic approach often combines strapping with stretching, strengthening exercises, mobilisation, orthotic therapy, and, where necessary, injections. Strapping finds frequent application in addressing common issues such as heel pain (including conditions like plantar fasciitis and Severs Disease), ankle stability concerns, as well as knee discomfort associated with conditions like patellofemoral pain syndrome and Osgood-Schlatter disease.
  • Shockwave Therapy – Enhance Mobility and Alleviate Pain
    Shockwave therapy harnesses the power of acoustic waves and compressed air to trigger a dynamic kinetic energy response, akin to a hand-held jackhammer. This cutting-edge treatment modality extends its beneficial effects to both soft and hard tissues, playing a pivotal role in facilitating repair, growth, and enhanced mobility while concurrently mitigating chronic inflammation, promoting collagen production, and releasing trigger points. Much like dry needling, our objective with shockwave therapy is to provoke an inflammatory response, a crucial mechanism for healing and recovery. Shockwave therapy is a versatile treatment option, offering tangible benefits for a wide spectrum of acute and chronic injuries. Our dedicated team of experts is well-versed in the application of shockwave therapy to help you achieve swift pain relief and regain optimal mobility.
  • Foot Mobilisations
    Within the human foot, we find a total of 26 bones, along with 2 sesamoid bones, accounting for the fundamental structure. It’s worth noting that there may be variations involving accessory bones. At times, these bones can experience subluxation, a partial dislocation, which is often observed as ‘cuboid syndrome.’ This condition is commonly associated with ankle sprains and excessive pronation. To address such concerns, we employ a systematic approach to mobilise the bones in the foot, ankle, knee, and hip. This approach yields optimal results when complemented by orthotic therapy and a tailored exercise regimen. Our comprehensive methodology ensures a holistic and effective treatment plan for our patients.
  • Dry Needling
    Soft tissues, comprising muscles, tendons, and ligaments, can frequently exhibit taut bands of tissue, commonly referred to as trigger points, scar tissue, or areas with adhesions. These manifestations can significantly impair the range and quality of motion around joints and muscles, often leading to discomfort and pain. One effective approach involves the use of acupuncture needles precisely inserted in and around these taut tissue bands. This technique stimulates a muscle twitch response as the body perceives the needle as a ‘foreign object.’ This, in turn, triggers an inflammatory response in the area, facilitating the breakdown of scar tissue. This method is instrumental in promoting tissue healing and enhancing overall mobility and comfort
  • Prolotherapy: A Treatment for Osteoarthritic Changes and Ligament Degeneration
    Prolotherapy, short for Proliferation Therapy, involves the injection of a solution, often Hypertonic Dextrose or Glucose, as a treatment for osteoarthritic changes and ligamentous degeneration. Research indicates that the injection directly leads to cartilage-specific anabolic growth, as demonstrated in a study by Topol et al. in 2015. Furthermore, subsequent studies have revealed compelling evidence of fibroblast and vascular proliferation, along with collagen deposition. These processes result in increased ligament strength and thickness, improved shock absorption, and enhanced weight-bearing capacity, as indicated by research conducted by Sit et al. in 2016.
  • Neural Therapy
    Beyond its conventional use for anesthesia, local anesthetic (LA) injections offer an alternative approach to breaking down scar tissue and dispersing adhesions in Neural Therapy. This versatile technique holds promise for addressing a broader range of concerns than commonly assumed, enhancing overall mobility and comfort.
  • Custom Orthotics – For Support and Alignment
    We prescribe in necessary cases custom orthotic devices tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re an athlete seeking enhanced performance or someone dealing with chronic pain, our orthotics provide the support and correction required.An Orthotic, in essence, it is a customised device crafted to adapt the ground to the unique requirements of individuals, be they children or adults.Orthotics can also be described as an external mechanical restraining device, a realigning tool, or a device that reinstates the natural shock-absorbing capabilities of the foot. All of these descriptions hold true. However, let’s simplify matters: The primary goal of orthotics is to alter the ground surface on which a patient walks, ultimately aiding in the resolution of their condition by rectifying gait and posture. To draw a parallel, consider orthotics in a manner akin to prescription glasses – they function as a corrective interface between the ground and the feet, akin to eyeglass lenses designed to rectify specific vision impairments. Just as one wears prescription glasses consistently for sustained vision correction, orthotics similarly require daily use; they are not a quick, short-term remedy as orthotics operate by rectifying the fundamental foundation of the body.Visualise orthotics as a “stream of correction” flowing through the human system, much like water coursing through a hose. When the water within a hose encounters an obstruction, it struggles to pass through, resulting in increased pressure at the tap. In a comparable fashion, the human body reacts similarly – if this corrective flow encounters tight, scarred, or arthritic areas, it generates what we refer to as ‘back’ pressure. It’s essential to underscore that orthotics are not standalone solutions. To effectively address the patient’s biomechanical irregularities, a combination of diverse treatment modalities is imperative. This is precisely why we integrate specific treatment techniques to provide our patients with the most comprehensive, long-term treatment options available. Orthotics come in various styles, tailored to individual needs, and our commitment is to find the ideal fit for each patient.