A Podiatrist is a specialist of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Sports Podiatrists (or musculoskeletal Podiatrists) primarily focus on the way the foot interacts with the ground and try to consider the loads or forces that the lower limb has to contend with during high impact sporting activity. This is often also referred to as ‘biomechanics’ which is essentially the application of mechanical principles to living organisms. Catherine offers gait analysis and retraining, footwear advice, treatments for heel pain and running injuries among other sporting injuries. She also offers orthoses/orthotics for chronic pain and temporary insoles to offload injured muscles and joints.