Every person likes to be able to perform sport at their maximum. Sports should be played in comfort and without significant risk of injury. We cater for just about all sports and will do our best to adapt if we have not come across your sport before. We have had experience treating and helping people from a wealth of sporting backgrounds.
Detailed is a list of just some of the sports practitioners the podiatrist has worked with: amateur and semi-professional football players, rugby players, track and field athletes, triathletes, cyclists, skateboarders, moto-cross riders, national level youth gymnasts, trampolinists, swimmers, hill walkers, horse riders, skiers, recreational marathon runners, skaters, race car and precision stunt drivers and those undertaking personal challenges and sponsored events.
The sports person will often require a little bit extra. If you have muscle aches and sprains, tired aching feet, or feel a degree of instability, then changes in footwear, arch supports, padding and strapping techniques often work extremely well. The podiatrist will watch you walk, jog and run to assess how you use your body. You may be provided with advice on gait and posture to help improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury in your sport. If we detect any problems, we may refer you to a physiotherapist or chiropractor to ensure you get the best personal performance available.
Our podiatrist was a competent amateur track athlete and has instructed swimming to a high level and holds a qualification in teaching martial arts. Should an athlete require on track observation, he can be booked out to observe track and field technique at Kings Park Athletics track, or in the grass field at Shelley Park. We have tennis facilities on site at Shelley Park should you wish the podiatrist to observe your body and posture during your game and how you are using your feet. He may work with another therapist to assist with his observations.
When it comes to sporting performance and safety, you ‘cannot’ compromise on quality. In sport and in everyday life we could consider a focus on the following factors and qualities:
For the sporting person we feel it essential you gain good feedback from the environment during your activity. When it comes to your sport, the feedback mechanism is your shoe. We may improve a shoes performance by providing you with customised prescription insoles or high quality pre fabricated devices.
The insoles work by providing improved support and stability. From cyclists to athletes, the feedback you receive through your orthotic may make significant difference to your comfort and performance and may reduce risk of injury.
Our Podiatrist has said “if only I had custom made orthotics in my sprint shoes I think I may have run even faster back in my competitive days and I now certainly feel an improved performance and confidence on my bike now that I use orthotics in my cycling shoes, whether training or for pleasure“.
Footwear technology and material knowledge has come on a long way. If you require additional footwear advice or a consultation please book to see our Podiatrist.
Your performance will be greatly affected on how well your feet function in your sports shoes and boots. We are able to produce custom insoles for the ski season, and for those that skate.
Our custom orthotic range may be designed to be sport specific and be tailored to your needs. Please see www.rightstride.com, our dedicated cutting edge orthotics laboratory for our full range of custom insoles.
I have been really impressed with both the service and product Ruggero has provided me. My old orthotics (from another company) had run their course and I was suffering severe knee pain, resulting in pausing training for an ultra marathon. Ruggero was able to get me in at short notice and conduct a full gait analysis and then deliver the orthotics themselves in a short timescale. The consultation also taught me loads about my running form and how I could improve it. Ruggero took his time and explained everything throughout. The orthotics themselves have worked a treat and I completed my first ultra marathon this month in them. I'd highly recommend Ruggero's services for both athletes and others.
(Using Rightstride.com prescription orthotics)
I had surgery on my feet following an accident at work. The surgery was successful, but I have been in pain with the feet afterwards. I came to Bournemouth Podiatry following my insurance companies recommendation. They provided me with custom orthotics and advice on how better to use and load my feet, and I was provided with some simple exercises which worked wonders. I used to walk without control, this played havoc with my back, now I understand how to use my feet properly. I probably used my feet poorly all my life, until now, and it really has made such a difference. Since we have been working together, I am now pain free in my feet, I am back at work and I am comfortable. The insoles have even helped with my back pain. Thankyou.
Provided by Mr L.C.
I went to Bournemouth Podiatry and the Podiatrist first cleared the significant hard skin build on the balls and heels of my feet, then he looked at how I walked and gave me advice. He prescribed some introductory inserts and later we went for some customised prescription arch supports. I cannot believe the change to my life.
I can now work a full shift without pain. My hard skin build up has reduced by over 70% in 3 months and already and I am back to doing light sports. I truly thought I was crippled and that was it, and now I can enjoy longs walks in the countryside again.
Thank you Bournemouth Podiatry. Without you I don’t know what else I would have done. You have got me walking again and in real comfort and that makes life great. Mr Y, Bournemouth.