The Centre has state of the art diagnostic equipment including LCD split screen digital video analysis systems with multi-camera filming, in-shoe computer pressure analysis.

The initial consultation is designed to help diagnose the cause of the problems and offer a treatment plan. Typically this will involve footwear advice, some exercises and maybe some form of orthotic which can be tailor-made or an adjusted off-the-shelf device which fits into shoes to help adjust your gait.


Following diagnosis we will discuss the treatment options with you and agree a plan.

There are many treatments available at the Gait and Posture Centre, including:

  • padding and taping to determine the effect of an orthotic that is specifically designed to move your joints towards their optimum positions.
  • manufacture of silicone splints and wedges – putty-like inserts designed to improve the position of the toes and protect them from rubbing against each other.
  • provision of orthoses that place the foot in a biomechanically correct position allowing the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones to function more efficiently and therefore, reduce and limit abnormal forces that cause pain and discomfort.
  • exercise – foot and leg stretching and strengthening advice.
  • footwear advice and adjustments.
  • routine foot care and chiropody – treatment of corns, in-growing toenails, calluses, veruccae, hard skin etc.
  • specialist care is available for diabetic neuropathy; poor sensation in the feet makes them more prone to injury and, combined with poor circulation, this can easily lead to ulcers and infections.
  • advice on foot surgery.

For more information about the Centre and to book an appointment please contact us