Podiatrists diagnose and treat ankle and foot disorders, heel pain, foot arch pain, sport and running injuries, Achilles tendon pain, plantar fasciitis, knee and hip pain related to foot alignment, ingrown nails, skin infections and rashes, corns, calluses, cracked heels and plantar warts. Some podiatrists also manufacture in-shoe devices (orthoses / orthotics).
Pierre graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2010. He is passionate about making orthotics and foot function or biomechanics. He has been working in a Podiatry lab since 2008.
Orthotics are made in different ways. Many methods are used to capture the shape of the patient's feet to manufacture the orthoses, for example foam boxes, plaster of paris, resin sock casts, or digitally making use of a pressure plate or 3D scanner. It all depends on the personal preferance of the podiatrist practice that you visit. According to research, all methods makes decent orthoses. It depends more on how the podiatrist interpreted the findings and formulated the prescription.
This podiatrist prefers working with plaster of paris (neutral) impression casts. He works hands on with the positive casts (plaster of paris model) taken from each individual patient.
Pierre enjoys trail running.
Health-Worx Centurion Mall. Ask for the podiatrist: