Ankle sprains and injuries are one of the most common occurring, and quick, effective management can be the key to recovering fully. At New Victoria Physiotherapy, we have experience with many varying types of foot/ankle conditions.

What should I expect in my first appointment?

At New Victoria Physiotherapy, an initial assessment will take approximately 45 minutes for a foot or ankle condition. On arrival, you will be asked to complete a few forms giving consent for physiotherapy treatment, and to confirm your details.

The initial assessment would begin by taking a full history to ensure that we can accurately rule out any serious conditions, and allow us to understand fully the nature of your complaint. Common questions will be regarding the aggravating and easing factors, the pattern of your symptoms. We will also enquire about any previous injuries, past medical history, medications and a social history.
Following this, a physical examination will take place. This will include:

  • Assessment of foot biomechanics
  • Assessment of walking pattern
  • Assessment of movement, balance and power
  • Special tests to help establish likely diagnosis

Examples of Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated:

  • Ankle Ligament Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Perennial Tendinopathy

There are a lot of conditions that can affect the foot & ankle, and our physiotherapists are well equipped with them all. Should we feel your condition requires further investigation or treatment, we are lucky enough to have specialist consultants nearby as part of New Victoria Hospital.

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