Musculoskeletal Podiatry (MSK)

Steps Healthcare, George Street, Hove

Musculoskeletal Podiatry specialises in muscular foot problems, sometimes arising from a recent or historic injury, or perhaps a damaged ligament. This can leave patients feeling chronic pain and unsteadiness when walking, which in turn can affect the walking gait and lead to other problems.

Our focused service allows Ian, our specialist clinician to provide the time and expertise to assess, treat, and where necessary, refer on.

Our MSK Podiatrist

Ian Linane is a recognised leader in this field running nationwide training courses for Podiatrists in both the NHS and Private practice such as Steps Healthcare.
Ian lectures in the area of soft tissue, joint mobilisation and functional rehabilitation.
Combine this with his functional foot and ankle knowledge, he seeks to assess treat and provide targeted exercises for patients showing complex foot issues.

What to expect during a treatment

Prior to seeing the practitioner, you will be asked to fill out a short health questionnaire. This will then be discussed with the practitioner in the treatment room, along with discussing your injury or issue. Please bring a list of any medications that you are currently taking including over the counter supplements.
You will then be asked to do a range of movements, standing up, under instruction, followed by lying flat on a special podiatry couch. Please bring shorts to your appointment so that both legs are visible.
A diagnosis will begin to be formed and this will be fully discussed with you. Treatment will normally begin during your first appointment and then a treatment plan will be agreed upon.
You are entitled to have a chaperone present during medical history, examination and treatment. You must provide your own chaperone if one is required.

Who can benefit?

Any person who has pain in the lower limb could potentially benefit. Symptoms may relate to leg length differences or as high arched or flat feet. Excessive or increased wear on the heels or soles of shoes, calf/foot muscle cramps, weak ankles and toe deformities are also signs. These may be the body’s way of compensating for malalignment or as a result of the present or a previous injury.
However, it does not follow that this compensation is normal or acceptable, nor should the person feel or believe that nothing can be done.

Book an appointment

Call us on 01273 567881 or email to book an appointment.


Address: 31 George Street, Hove BN3 3YB

Phone: 01273 567881

Opening Hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am–6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am–6pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 9am–2pm
Sunday Closed