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What is Podiatry


Podiatry is a foot and ankle specialty that provides diagnosis and treatment of patients with foot problems and lower limb injuries.


At The Gait Lab we provide biomechanical analysis and gait assessment, podiatric sports medicine, paediatric podiatry, management of hypermobility syndrome and rheumatological management of foot problems.



We are HPC Registered Podiatrists who assess and treat the lower limb for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function the Podiatrists are able to determine if the way you are walking may be contributing to a current injury or problem. All patients are assessed with slow motion video gait analysis by the Podiatrist to visualise their individual gait pattern.


The Gait Lab are an integral part of The Hypermobility Unit team which is a specialist service for the diagnosis and management of all hypermobility-related disorders. For more information please visit


The Gait Lab also work closely with The London Rheumatology Clinic who are  a multidisciplinary integrated clinical service focused upon the diagnosis and management of rheumatological disorders ranging from; Biomechanical problems; Bone changes to Inflammatory diseases that affect mainly the musculoskeletal system.  


Some of the injuries of the feet and lower limbs that we treat are…
  • Heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis

  • Arch pain

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Ankle pain

  • Shin pain

  • Bunion pain

  • Metatarsalgia/Neuroma

  • Gait related or postural back pain

  • Knee pain

  • Toe and forefoot problems

    …we can also help with footwear problems

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