Johnny Black - Podiatrist
Johnny has been a registered Podiatrist since 1995 and holds a BSc in Podiatry. His focus is on the rehabilitation and treatment of all aspects of podiatric biomechanics and has a keen interest in podiatric gait analysis, the diabetic foot and Hypermobility.
After qualifying Johnny worked as a Podiatrist within the NHS and then progressed to become a Senior Specialist specialising in diabetic foot conditions. Johnny’s expertise in wound care helped him forge a path in the commercial sector and now he works exclusively for Champneys & The Club Company in biomechanical assessments and Gait Analysis. Johnny also consults for OHI International and a large Physiotherapy practice in Putney.
Gait Analysis is important as and when a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics.
Why you might need a Gait Analysis
Like the foundations of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them and therefore have a direct impact on the rest of your body. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stresses on joints higher up the body and lead to other problems.
A Gait Analysis scan can help to detect abnormal foot function and, where required, allowing Johnny to prescribe custom-made orthotics (like in-soles) to relieve pain and correct imbalances.
The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics may begin with any of the following:
· Painful feet
· Leg or knee pain
· Hip or back pain
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
· Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus)
· Hammer toes
Orthotics look like insoles but are bio-mechanical devices that are custom made to correct specific foot imbalances. Each patient who undergoes a gait scan is unique therefore the prescription the gait scanner generates will be equally unique to the individual.
Contact Johnny for more information:
Sevenoaks Orthotics Consultancy