If there's one part of our bodies we often take for granted, it's out feet. For most of us, they're an essential part of everything we do - so it's easy to forget they're extremely complex structures with 26 separate bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments all working together to keep us going about our day.
Unfortunately, complexity in any body part often means there's more to go wrong - and our feet are no exception. From ill-fitting footwear through to a lack of warming up before we exercise, your feet can bare the brunt of many habits - and that's before we consider previous injuries and medical issues.
At our specialist foot clinic, we'll help you understand what's happening in your feet and ankles - then provide professional therapies to help you regain comfort and fitness.
Physiotherapy is a type of manual therapy designed to restore the full range of movement in your feet, ankles, and the associated problem areas.
Since issues in your feet can often stem from imbalances or injuries elsewhere, a full body approach to physiotherapy is often the starting point for foot and ankle pain treatment.
Our client-focused approach to physiotherapy when dealing with foot problems means we'll always put your unique circumstances at the front of everything we do. Through careful assessment of you injury, medical history, and correct diagnosis of contributing factors, we can use physiotherapy to successfully treat a massive range of foot and ankle pain issues.
Osteopathy involves careful manipulation and movement of the joints that contribute to foot pain - often working from the lower back right down to the big toe.
With expert knowledge of the musculoskeletal framework and a combination of touch, physical manipulation, stretching, and massage, osteopathy can significantly improve your recovery time and restore the structural balance you need for strong feet and lower legs - to help with avoiding injury into the future.
As well as having experience at the very highest level - working alongside sports medicine doctors, our osteopath is is registered with both the General Osteopathic Council and The British Osteopathic Association.
Often, foot injuries are an indication that you have tight muscles or inflammation elsewhere through your body. In fact, it's not uncommon for foot issues to be an indication that you have tight muscles through your knees or hips.
Dedicated sports and deep tissue massage can help reduce tension - either directly in the foot or in other areas that are contributing to your injury. Specialist techniques are used to manipulate with your muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia to make sure any potential issues are dealt with entirely.
Sports massage increases blood flow to the problem areas and will help to relax overly-tense, sore muscles - sometimes in ways that have not been felt in weeks, months or even years.
Search for a London foot pain specialist and you'll get plenty of results - but what's difficult is working out the kind of service you'll receive. Are you going to end up in a private hospital - or a therapist's home-based treatment room?
At Physical Edge, we take any uncertainty away. Our central London clinic is 2 minutes from Oxford Street - and when you get here, you'll find immaculately presented private treatment space and a professional friendly team.
If you're looking for specialist treatment for a foot injury, there are very few clinics here in London that have our depth of knowledge, our years of experience, and the same world-class multi-disciplinary team.
Our team includes:
Sports massage and deep tissue massage therapists
Strength and conditioning coaches
What's more, every member of our team carries industry accreditation and dedicated insurance - for absolute peace of mind.
Whether you spend all day sitting at a desk or are an elite athlete training from morning to night, you'll get the same level of outstanding focus and service from our team.
Foot issues can occur for an almost endless number of reasons. Perhaps you've picked up an injury or tear on the football pitch; maybe you've been involved in a road traffic accident; or, maybe you've just stepped awkwardly getting off public transport.
Our approach to diagnosis and treatment will be the same however your issue has come about and whatever your level of daily activity is.
It's doesn't matter whether we're dealing with private patients or referrals from medical insurance companies, our client-focused approach to your first session with us is always the same.
We'll start by finding a time that's right for you. We're open before, during, and after the typical work day - as well as at weekends. We often have same day appointments available if you foot condition just can't wait.
When you arrive with us, your consultation will take place in comfortable treatment room. We'll talk about your foot problem and foot conditions overall - then talk about treatment options and a positive way forward.
We'll usually be able to begin your foot pain treatment plan during your first session - so it's useful if you can come in some comfortable, loose-fitting sports clothing. Don't worry if you have to come straight from work - you're welcome to change in our private changing area.