An information page on Podiatry & Lindsay Hill
IF YOU HAVE A SPORTS INJURY THAT NEEDS TREATMENT
If you have an injury that is bothering you at the moment or have had a history of recurrent injury and feel the problem may originate at foot level or be causing poor foot posture as a means of compensation then maybe you need a biomechanical assessment and/or orthoses prescription.
A special assessment which enables me to decide which is the most appropriate method to improve and support the way you walk.
Gait analysis is an assessment of the way you walk and/or run.
I use the TOG Gaitscan system to provide additional information and data on which to base my clinical decisions and the advice I give you.
Using my knowledge and experience I will design an orthotic prescription taking in to consideration the podiatric biomechanical assessment, the results of the Gaitscan, the sport you are involved in and your preferred footwear.
I also offer a screening service where I will come to a club and assess either part of or a full squad of players. This involves assessing and gait scanning those chosen squad members whether injured or not. I will write a full report for each player with an interpretation of findings for each individual.
This can be used as a way of detecting those players where orthotic prescription may prevent injury. It is a good way of determining high, medium and low risk players and prioritising club expenditure in this area.
In the longterm it can prove an effective way of reducing pressure on the whole medical team and can also prove very cost effective.
Look After Your Kid’s Feet
If you are concerned in any way about your child’s feet then I now provides a specialised paediatric clinic to assess and advise. Your child’s health is important and any walking problems are best seen sooner rather than later if only for advice. It may be that reassurance is all that is required but this can be invaluable in putting your mind at rest.
It costs £80 for a 30-40 minute appointment.
In this time I will assess the biomechanics of your child along with some gait analysis to observe your child’s walking. Footwear can be reviewed and advice given, then if necessary specialised children’s’ orthotics can be provided to correct any biomechanical abnormalities found during the assessment.
Usually I would not prescribe expensive fully custom made orthoses for children whilst they are still growing. there are many off the shelf orthoses that provide all the support and correction needed and are much more cost effective.
For in-toeing or out-toeing specialised gait plates are usually required (dependent on severity) and I can provide these.
As a mum of a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl I know myself how worrying it can be when you are not sure what is normal and what is not. You can be reassured that I would only treat your child if I would do the same to my own.
Dr. Lindsay A Hill (nee Fitzgerald)
Axis Podiatry® is a service based in the North-West with clinics in Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Visits can be arranged to any club on a consultancy basis to assess / screen a group.
t. 07768 176 669
MONDAY :No Clinic (admin)
TUESDAY :Bolton NHS clinics
WEDS :Wilmslow (5pm-9pm)
THURSDAY :Salford (10am-2pm)
FRIDAY :Bolton NHS clinics
SATURDAY :No Clinic (closed)
SUNDAY :Chorley (9am-4pm)
It costs £140 for an adult podiatric biomechanical assessment which includes gait analysis using my TOG GaitScan.
A consultation takes as long as it takes for me to get the information I need but this is usually 40 – 45 minutes.
An orthotic prescription costs anything from £60 up to £260 depending on prescription requirements, specification and longevity.
Refurbishment of AXIS podiatry orthoses provided by TOG costs £80 all incl of return postage costs to Canada
A review appointment of 30 minutes will cost £90 if within 2 years of the original assesment. If over 2 years it wil be considered a full re-assessment
For children the price depends on the age and developmental stage of the individual but is usually the cost of an adult review (£90).
UK Distributor of Armaskin anti-blister socks
Lindsay has started to sell these skins to wear under your socks because they are just soooo good!!!!
Whether through sport (running, hiking, football, golf, skiing, cricket, rugby) or a medical condition such as Epidermolysis Bullosa these skins can significantly reduce your risk of foot blisters.
Once you have chosen your colour (black / white), length (short / long) and size (small / medium / large) contact Lindsay @ axis podiatry for availability. email@example.com / 07768 716 669
All Armaskin socks are £27.95 per pair including vat and postage + packing.
Axis Podiatry® and Dr Lindsay Hill (HCPC CH14039) is recognised by a number of leading health insurers.
Bupa, Aviva, Vitality, Standard Life, Cigna and Simply Health have all approved treatment for their members. They may cover the cost of the assessment and fully/partially cover the cost of any orthoses prescribed but it is recommended that you check with your insurers before booking an appointment and obtain an authorisation code.
Lindsay is happy to assess any patient that wishes to self fund and no referral is necessary for self payers
*Orthotics manufactured by The Orthotic Group (TOG) are covered by a manufacturers warranty against splitting or cracking of the polyproylene shell. This warranty does not include the top covers, pads, cushions or modifications which will need refurbishment (usually every 1 – 2 years) depending on use – if such an issue is revealed during the recovering process then the refurbishment charge, currently of £80 will still be incurred* All recovering or refurbishment of TOG orthoses must be carried out by a TOG approved laboratory. Using any other laboratory will invalidate this warranty.
Who is Lindsay Hill?
My name is Lindsay, I graduated from the University of Salford in 1998 with a BSc in podiatric medicine. Since then I have worked full time within the NHS as a podiatrist and part-time in private practice.
Axis Podiatry has been established since 2004 and has been a registered trademark since 2008.