Podiatry at Donegal Physiotherapy

Our podiatrist at Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre treats foot and ankle pain. Greg Gillanders is a medically trained expert who specializes in treating conditions of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Common conditions include, heel pain, heel spurs, flat feet, high arches, Plantar Fasciitis and bunions. Our Speciality service is the treatment of sport injuries and orthopaedic foot and ankle pain.

We offer a number of treatments:

Podiatry is a specialist healthcare focused on treating the foot and lower extremity. The foot is a highly complex structure that is unique to humans. When a patient develops foot problems it can reduce mobility and negatively impact the patient’s overall health and quality of life. Your Podiatrist is best placed to treat any such problems.

Orthotic Therapy
Orthotic Therapy is a physical therapy involving the prescription, manufacture and fitting of foot orthotics to improve the foot or lower limb, back and/or musculoskeletal function to resolve or reduce foot pain.

Biomehanic Assessments
A biomechanics assessment investigates how the lower limbs (legs and feet) function in relation to the rest of the body when the patient is in a state of movement (walking/running).

The foot is the only part of the human body that is wholly unique to us as humans and allows us to walk upright. As humans evolved we walked across varied and undulating terrain. This saw the human foot develop a complex set of joints and muscles. Today, typically the human foot walks across hard, flat surfaces. This requires repetitive, low-grade movement.

Bracing Therapy
Today’s braces are slim-line, light, comfortable and return excellent results when treating a range of pathologies including flat foot, drop foot, diabetic neuropathy and tendinopathy of the foot and ankle.

Contact Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre or call 071 91 46756 to book an appointment directly with our podiatrist.