podiatry/biomechanical assessement

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Jun 2016
12:49pm, 11 Jun 2016
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I have been seeing a specialist sports doctor about my injury (stress response) he is suggesting that we need to find why it has happened and says I should have a biomechanical assessment with a specialist podiatrist. This sports doc is based in London at the London institute of sport but comes to Leicester once a week as he is sports doc for Leicester tigers.

He has recommended I see someone at the London institute of sport iseh.co.uk

I said I would probably wait until the summer holidays as a trip to London for an appointment would mean taking a day off school. He said that I shouldn't wait that long and go when I have been running again for a couple of weeks. If she was the only person in the country I would ask but I am sure there are others nearer.

I asked two physios I have seen recently but they didn't know of anyone. I have also asked a few good runners and have got a name of someone who is not too far away.

Then I do a bit of further research and am a bit confused. A consultation with Amanda in London is £150. (the £80 for follow up) Other podiatrists who say they do biomechanical assessments are talking of around £40 for an appointment. Are they not as good/offering something different?

I don't want to go to a podiatrist and just be given orthotics, as far as I can gather I need to be seeing someone who can watch me run and do a biomechanical assessment which is what podiatrists do I think so why the big price difference?
Jun 2016
4:16pm, 11 Jun 2016
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Even in Surrey I'm only being asked for £38.

Why not call her secretary and ask what you're getting for the extra > £100? It's not an unreasonable question, and if it's swanky offices and "free" coffee, or the fame of her other clients, well, you'll know what to do. If it's two hours of her time rather than 30 mins, ask why she needs so long...
Jun 2016
4:25pm, 11 Jun 2016
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Doctor K
I think reading her background gives it away -consultant for Nike, the LTA -the latter well known for throwing money around !
Jun 2016
9:55pm, 11 Jun 2016
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The appointment is 45 mins

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