Podiatry is a branch of medicine specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Here at The Forge Clinic, Alex Townsend, our podiatrist specialises in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatry and Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Alex works closely with you to help provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your injury and to speed up your recovery. In your first consultation Alex will take a full medical history and carry out any functional testing of your injury. In addition to this, he may use high- speed video gait analysis to analyse your walking and/or running gait. Lastly, Alex will discuss any issues which may be contributing to your injury.

MSK and Sports Podiatry complaints are often resolved using a combination of therapies. This will depend on the nature of your concern. Alex will sit down with you to gain an understanding of your concern and injury to provide you with a tailored management plan. This will include rehabilitative exercise prescription. In addition to exercises, Alex may recommend prefabricated or custom orthotics and/or injection therapies.

Podiatry can help with the management of a number of conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flat foot Deformity)
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Midfoot pain
  • Bunion pain
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • General aches and pains of the foot and/or lower leg.

There are a number of different treatment options provided by podiatrists to help with the management of foot and ankle pain, including:

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Orthotics (Custom and Prefabricated)
  • Injection Therapies
  • Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy

If you would like to book a Podiatry appointment with Alex, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184, or you can email us at info@theforgeclinic.com.