About Axis Podiatry®
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 until 2018 when I became a full time private podiatrist. Axis Podiatry has been established since 2004 and has been a registered trademark since 2008. I specialise in treating musculoskeletal pathology and treat a lot of sport injuries. I see a lot of runners of all abilities from beginner to elite in my private clinics.
I completed a Masters Degree (MSc) in Sports Injury and Therapy graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2003 and I graduated from The University of Salford in 2013 with my doctorate. For my PhD study I investigated foot orthoses for chronic low back pain, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This research has influenced my style of clinical practice where the patient experience and patient voice is at the forefront of everything I do.
I am also a runner myself from a background in Hockey and over the years I have regularly raced at half marathon distance with a PB of 1hr 31. In November 2007 I completed my first marathon (New York) in a time of 3hrs 45 and I ran my first Ultramarathon in September 2008 (The High Peak 40). In 2009 I completed the London marathon in a time of 3hrs 38. Since starting a family in 2010 I built back up to half marathon distance and in autumn 2019 I completed the Chicago marathon in 3hrs 53 and I would love to complete all 6 marathon majors.
I am a registered member of The College of Podiatry and I have also been registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC) since graduating in 1998. I keep up to date with the latest guidelines for best practice. I am a qualified injection therapist and therefore work at an extended scope level. I can request x-rays and scans following IRMER guidelines.
My particular area of interest is in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. I have experience working with athletes from all sporting backgrounds but in particular runners, athletes, footballers, rugby players and golfers and have dealt with patients of all levels and ability from those who exercise for pleasure through to elite and professional. I have worked at football clubs and rugby clubs up to Premiership and Super League Level either screening for or treating biomechanical dysfunction.
I have worked for the FA, biomechanically screening the womens football squad and prescribing orthoses for those players that require them. I worked as the senior team’s podiatrist throughout the European championships (2005). During pre-season I have also biomechanically screened squads at Liverpool Football Club, Salford and Warrington Rugby League clubs and I still regularly assess and treat individual players as requested either in my clinic or at a club. More recently I have been working for the PGMOL at St. Georges park, screening, assessing and treating their squad of professional football referees.
I use a GaitScan as an additional diagnostic tool in my private practice. This is a computerised pressure plate and the technology assists me in analysing your gait and detecting unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body and could result in pain and/or injury if not corrected with orthoses gaitscan. Unlike other clinics that might offer pressure plate analysis and leave it to the manufacturer to chose a ‘best fit’ specification to their orthoses I have many years experience of interpreting the data and will design a bespoke prescription using my podiatry knowledge and skill set.
In addition to this I also have an Optogait infrared gait analysis system available at certain locations. This is an optional extra available on request and adds an extra level of diagnostics to your assessment
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.
Contact me (Dr Lindsay A Hill).
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