What is Paediatric Supramalleolar Orthoses? Straits Podiatry Singapore

Paediatric Supramalleolar Orthoses

Supramalleolar orthoses (SMO) are a form of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) for children, which is a medical device to help guide the gait development of a child. Unlike the AFO, SMO’s support extends just above the ankle bones (malleoli) and is less visible when worn in shoes.

SMO are most commonly in children with paediatric flat feet, particularly to improve their stability and allow them to develop better motor functions. SMOs are also used in other conditions such as toe-walking or metatarsus adductus.

PACT Therapy at Straits Podiatry

PACT Antifungal Therapy

PACT Antifungal Therapy or Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy is an advanced non-invasive treatment option designed to manage fungal nail infections. It is a painless treatment option with practically no side effects and is commonly used in conjunction with topical antifungal medications to achieve the best outcome.

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Wart Needling & Curettage

Wart needling and curettage is a plantar wart removal solution and a minimally invasive procedure designed to remove plantar warts (verruca). This method is also known as Falknor’s needling method, which was introduced by Podiatrist Dr Gordon Falknor in 1969.

The principle behind this technique is to break down the wart tissue and allow blood to reach the area. This recruits the body’s immune cells to recognize and kill the viral-infected cells.

What is Partial Nail Avulsion? - Straits Podiatry

Partial Nail Avulsion (Ingrown Toenail Surgery)

Partial nail avulsion is an ingrown toenail surgery method that involves removing a portion of the toenail from its nail root. The technique is designed to manage ingrown toenails by removing the entire nail edge that is cutting into the sides of the skin.

There are various ways to perform a partial nail avulsion procedure. In the past, many would perform the traditional technique, which is very invasive and often done in an operating theatre. At Straits Podiatry, we perform our partial nail avulsion in the clinic using a minimally invasive method that takes approximately 30 minutes.

Extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy at Straits Podiatry

Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT)

Magnetotransduction therapy or extracorporeal magnetotransduction therapy (EMTT) is a non-surgical therapy device that uses a high-frequency magnetic field to manage various musculoskeletal diseases. EMTT is an advanced form of traditional pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, generating higher energy and deep penetration of up to 18cm.

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy at Straits Podiatry

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPWT) is a non-invasive, non-surgical therapy for musculoskeletal disorders. RPWT utilises mechanical pressure waves to stimulate blood flow and promote healing in the affected areas. It also increases the metabolic activity of the affected muscles. RPWT has become increasingly popular because of its effectiveness and minimal side effects in treating muscular pain, such as trigger points or muscle strains.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy at Straits Podiatry

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Singapore (Focused ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-surgical and non-invasive therapy for musculoskeletal pain and injuries. ESWT uses high-pressure acoustic sound waves to increase blood flow and stimulate the body’s natural healing process to promote tissue regeneration.

ESWT can manage various bones, joints, tendons, and muscular conditions, including tendonitis, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, and more.

What is Ankle-Foot Orthosis? Straits Podiatry Singapore

Ankle-Foot Orthosis

Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) is a medical device that supports and controls the foot and ankle. AFO is used primarily to stabilize our lower limb structure, thereby reducing stress on the structure, and improving our gait functions. Like customised foot orthoses, AFO can be made specific to a condition and there are several designs that a Podiatrist can prescribe.

The key difference between AFO and customised foot orthoses is that AFO can provide higher control of ankle joint motion in all directions when walking. Hence, AFO is often used in more severe conditions, such as foot drop or late-stage posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.

Custom insoles in Singapore. Straits Podiatry

Custom Insoles In Singapore (Customised foot orthoses)

Custom Insoles, also known as customised foot orthoses or custom orthotics, are prescription insoles that sit in your shoes and support you when you walk. Podiatrists often prescribe them to help prevent injuries and improve the alignment of your body’s structures. Customs insoles are designed to either support the natural shape of your feet or to realign any abnormalities, such as flat feet.