London Podiatry For Adults
Black Swan Podiatry is a brand new state of the art clinic in the heart of London for all minor surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot related injuries and abnormalities.
We pride ourselves in producing the very best bespoke foot orthotics so that you can be sure you are comfortable and supported in exactly the way you need to get you out of pain and improved movement. We cover a wide range of treatments, including sports specific biomechanics and flexibility to help you improve performance and recovery. We specialise in the treatment of heel pain, arch cramping, joint pain, achilles tendinitis, shin splints, bunions and nerve pain.
What We Deal With:
• Foot Pain
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Heel Pain
• Forefoot Pain
• Knee Pain
• Shin Splints
• Ingrown Toenails
Podiatrists provide all sorts of different treatment options for the lower limbs. The treatment that is required depends on the injury/condition we’re treating as well as the individual being treated. Just because something might work for one person, does not necessarily mean it is the best option for someone else. That’s why we’ll always do our best to provide you all the necessary information and a variety of suitable treatment options so that as a parent, guardian, or child… you may choose a treatment option that you feel comfortable with and which best suits you (or your child!). Below are just some of the treatments that we provide at Black Swan Podiatry.
Orthotics are in-shoe devices commonly used to correct gait (walking) abnormalities, among other conditions. Orthotics are highly specific to the individual and as such at Little BIG Feet we customize all of our in-shoe devices. Given that no two feet are the same, it seems unrealistic to expect that two people could wear the same orthotics. At Black Swan Podiatry we work closely with a laboratory to see that the devices are made to our specific needs.
Splints, Boots & Braces
Unlike our orthotics, we make our own splints and braces on site. Most of these are made to a specific prescription with heat-mouldable thermoplastics. Splints and braces are commonly used to correct soft-tissue (and in some cases bony) alignment issues, such as juvenile bunions and rotational hip issues.
Customised In-Shoe Padding & Strapping
In-shoe padding &/or strapping is often a good, economical alternative to orthotics. Strapping may be used to either alter the alignment of the foot/lower limb or it can be used to splint and protect painful or injured areas. In-shoe padding may be combined with strapping, or be used alone in the shoe(s) for minor corrections to the foot/lower limb.
Stretching & Strengthening Regimes
At Black Swan Podiatry we recognise that stretching and strengthening activities can be difficult for adults and kids alike to stick to! That’s why we attempt to make all of our prescribed activities fun, interactive and (big)kid-friendly. After all, there’s no use prescribing something that just won’t get done! Stretching and strengthening exercises are commonly overlooked by many therapists. There are so many little muscles deep within the feet and legs, and we believe that it’s vital to acknowledge these… especially because it can often be due to little muscle instabilities and weaknesses that we’re considering orthotics/splinting in the first place!
Gait Analysis & Retraining
Many patients present with subtle problems that have affected the way they walk or run, causing problems to joints not only in the foot but all the way up to the spine. In these instances, it is a major focus of ours at Black Swan Podiatry not just to put a device in the shoe or underneath the foot without addressing the causative factors. Our podiatrists are trained professionals who are able to assist with ambulatory issues by way of gait assessment and retraining.