Musculoskeletal Podiatry Service

This branch of podiatric medicine focuses specifically on the biomechanics of the muscles and joints of the lower limb, and investigates how abnormal biomechanical issues may be causing pain, dysfunction, or delayed healing in the body.  Using a variety of methods, our team can assess your lower limb biomechanics and provide you with a variety of treatment options to help improve pain of dysfunction.

Conditions often seen:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin pain
  • Flat feet (Pes planus)
  • Bunions
  • Knee arthritis
  • ITB friction syndrome

Initial Appointment

Assessments can last up to 60 minutes, and during this time our clinicians will take a thorough history of your presenting problem.  Following this they will conduct a clinical assessment of your joint movements, muscle strength, and walking gait.  This will help provide a clinical diagnosis of your problem, and your clinician will then explain the treatment options.


Treatments often involve a combination of the following:

  • Exercise prescription
  • Specific stretches
  • Advice around workload and training management
  • Footwear choice
  • Insole or orthotics prescription
  • Referral on to an Allied Health Professional or Orthopaedic Consultant

If your biomechanical presentation is a little more complicated, you may be offered a more in-depth biomechanical assessment of your feet, which utilises technologies such as “FScan” in shoe assessment, and “Dartfish” motion capture software, to gain more information about your biomechanical presentation.


If it is determined that you require in-shoe foot correction, you will be prescribed a pair of orthotics which may either be an off the shelf option, or custom made. All custom made orthotics are fabricated on site, on the same day, so you can begin using your orthotics immediately.

Joint Podiatry and Physiotherapy Sessions:

When a presentation spans both Podiatry and Physiotherapy specialities, we can offer a joint session which is both time efficient and also enables our clinicians to combine their clinical skills.  This service will provide extremely tailored care to the client, and often sees more timely improvements in pain and dysfunction. Please discuss this option when calling to book, if you feel you may benefit from a joint appointment with both a Podiatrist and Physiotherapist.


Podiatry Assessmentincluding gait analysis, and lower limb assessment, for the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical foot and lower limb problems: £120

Podiatry Follow up - review of treatments provided at Podiatry assessment or Podiatry Biomechanical assessment: £70

Podiatry Biomechanical assessment– using computer software and various technologies to assess foot function for the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical foot and lower limb problems: £150

Custom orthotic prescription & provision - the provision of custom made orthotics to treat mechanic foot and lower limb disorders: £250

Podiatry package – including podiatry assessment and complex biomechanical assessment: £250

Full podiatry package – including podiatry assessment, complex biomechanical assessment, and provision of 1 x pair of custom made orthotics, plus 2 follow up appointments within a six month period: £590 Joint Physiotherapy & Podiatry appointment

This service is included for those who carry private medical insurance

For more information on our Podiatry Service or to make an enquiry, please contact the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre directly on 02380 475637, by emailing or via the enquiry form below: