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Clinical examination

Clinical examination is probably the most fundamental skill a clinician can offer their patients, however if poorly applied, can lead to poor (or even disastrous) outcomes.

One of the first things that we are taught at podiatry school is anatomy. We start off learning the anatomy as this then allows us to be able to accurately diagnose the problems our patients come in with.

The only part of the examination that is more useful is the 'patient history'. I can confidently say that 8 times out of 10, I know exactly what is going on with you before I have touched your foot. This being said, it relies on me allowing you the time and respect to discuss your concerns and share your story in detail.

Once I have heard about all of your concerns, I will then assess your foot, lower limb, and sometimes even some functional movements around your hips and spine. From here, a treatment plan will then be developed and you will then be able to decide on how you would like to proceed.

I will never use any pressure selling techniques and I will always cover all of the most appropriate treatment modalities, whether I offer them or not.

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