Sports Performance Optimisation
Since the London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) opened in 2005, we have treated more and more sports professionals who require a far more comprehensive range of initial diagnostic investigation and subsequent treatments. In recognition of this specific need, we have developed a specialised sports performance treatment package that will be relevant to professional and semi-professional sports people. This is not simply about treating specific sports injuries, but encompasses ways of enhancing an individual’s sporting performance.
The package includes the following as standard:
- full bio-mechanical assessment;
- in-shoe gait analysis;
- video gait analysis;
- pelvic and spinal posture scan;
- the production of CADCAM bio-mechanical or posture related insoles as required;
- fine tuning of orthotics using the posture scanner and gait analysis.
Please note that this diagnostic and treatment package is only available at the Kingston clinic.
Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club
Since 2013, LOC has been providing its clinical expertise to the first team squad of Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club who are currently riding high in the Greene King IPA Championship.
Recently we treated Rory Clegg who plays fly half. Here is what he had to say:
“During pre-season I started to feel some pain in my feet which has caused me to miss a number of training sessions and matches.
Fortunately our medical team have a great link with the London Orthotic Consultancy and I was referred to visit one of their specialist clinicians. As a fly-half one of my main responsibilities is to kick so to get this resolved became a huge priority for me.
During my appointment Alan explained things very clearly and gave me a proper understanding of what I needed to do to get back to action. The process was very smooth and it allowed me to set a clear goal of my road to recovery. I’m now back in training and looking to make my return soon so I’d like to thank LOC for all of their assistance.”
Alan Hews, one of our senior orthotists treated Rory, here is what Alan had to say about his diagnosis and treatment:
“Rory was seen in September. He had a 3 month history of left-sided plantar fasciitis, which had been injected with corticosteroid at the beginning of the month. Rory presented with bilateral cavovarus foot type (high arches) and some shortening of the 1st metatarsal bilaterally. There was pain on palpation of the left plantar medial aspect of the plantar fascia.
I discussed with Rory his options and took three dimensional scans for a set of 7050 shore 3D CADCAM insoles with 40 lateral forefoot posts, bilateral plantar fascial grooves, padded heels and a 1st met sink. These were supplied and fitted as soon as possible into his rugby boots and training shoes. Lots of advice was given with regard to their use and this was tied in with Rory’s progressive return to full training.
I checked the insoles again twice at two follow-up appointments, made minor alterations and am pleased they have seen a successful result.”