Musculoskeletal (MSK) Consultation

Pain inside the foot or lower limb? Joint, muscle, tendon or difficulty when walking or performing your favourite activities? This is the appointment for you. We will conduct a full and thorough medical history before assessing your foot & lower limb pain and posture.

Consultation details...

Full MSK Assessment.

MSK appointments includes assessment of the foot and Lower limb in accordance with any ongoing pain and functional restriction that is affecting your activities or day to day life.

Consultation Length

Up to 60 minutes

Consultation Cost



This appointment may be suitable to diagnose and treat the following conditions:

Forefoot pain

Midfoot pain

Rearfoot pain

Ankle Injuries/pain

Heel pain



Morton's Neuroma


Functional restrictions

Leg injuries

Sport Injuries

What can I expect from the consultation?

You will receive a questionnaire prior to your appointment where, in brief, you will have the opportunity to provide us with some information about your condition.

This assessment is extremely thorough with explanation throughout. You may wish to bring a family member or friend to help absorb the information.

We tailor the assessment to the individual but may include the following:

Foot and lower limb posture assessment

Joint assessment

Muscle strength testing and stability assessments

Gait assessment which may include use of treadmill and pressure plate systems

Footwear assessment and recommendations

Treatment plan discussion

What will I need for my consultation?

It is important to have appropriate history revised as this will allow the Podiatrist to identify the problem and direct treatment more effectively. If you have any scan results, test results or referral notes from your GP or other health professional we suggest that these are also brought to the appointment.


A pair of shorts will be required and 1 to 2 pairs of shoes (occupation footwear/ a pair of activity shoes). Bring a selection of the shoes that you wear for any of the sporting activities you participate in.

Will need to bring

1 to 2 pairs of shoes.
Bring a pair of shorts

What may happen after this appointment?

Your treatment options will be discussed in this appointment and together we will make a plan about the best evidence based treatments for your condition.

These may include: Orthoses/Insoles, The Richie Brace, Rehabilitation programmes, Taping, RUN 3D Assessment, Shockwave Therapy, HOKA footwear advice, Steroid Injection Therapy, Consultant referral.



Orthoses / Insoles come in all shapes and sizes. We have an expert team specialising in the prescription of Custom made and over the counter devices. All Custom devices are Casted via 3D Scan, Foam Impression or Plaster of Paris.
Rehabilitation Programmes

Rehabilitation Programmes

We use specialist software and a multidisciplinary team who work together with you to achieve the best outcomes from your custom rehabilitation programme.
HOKA Footwear

HOKA Footwear

We stock a wide range of HOKA shoes ranging from everyday to off-trail outdoors. Come in and have a FREE fitting consult with an expert so that you get the right shoe for you. Did you know that Zoe Wilson was the first podiatrist to use this footwear along side treatments?
Exclusive to Cumbria
Run3D Gait Analysis

Run3D Gait Analysis

An entirely new way to view gait assessment. Our mission with this ground breaking technology is to show you the “whys” of what could be going wrong when you move. "The movement MRI".
*Once a Month
Podiatric Surgeon Consultation

Podiatric Surgeon Consultation

We are now offering Podiatric Surgery Consultations at the Kirkby Lonsdale Clinc with Mr George Flanagan. Get a surgeons opinion!
The Richie Brace

The Richie Brace

The Richie Brace is a type of AFO (Ankle Foot Orthosis) which is a specialist device for complex Foot & Ankle Pathologies. All Richie Braces will require Plaster of Paris Casting of the Foot & Ankle.
Shockewave Therapy

Shockewave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic waves that are directly delivered to an injury through contact with the skin via an ultrasound gel medium. Shockwaves are said to promote the body’s own healing response to injury.
Steroid Injection Therapy

Steroid Injection Therapy

Injections can be used in isolation or alongside other treatments to alleviate pain associated with arthritis, nerves, tendons and other associated foot and ankle structures.



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We care about your experience. Here at ZW Clinics we are always trying to improve our services. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service that you will remember. Let us know what you think.

Excellent treatment and a great cup of coffee, too! Zoe offered a range of exercises alongside treatment that has dramatically reduced the pain I was experiencing in my heel from a running-related injury. I'd highly recommend the friendly, welcoming and supportive treatment offered at the Kirkby Lonsdale clinic. Many thanks!
Ian Grundy
Very professional service from start to finish and- crucially, after 5 visits Zoe successfully cured my very painful plantar fasciitis. I am back running after only 4 weeks treatment-yay!! Zoe quickly diagnosed my problem using ultrasound and then provided me with an exercise programme to do at home (e-mailed to me with videos of each exercise). I then had 4,sessions of shock wave therapy which definitely paid off. I wanted the best and needed to get back on my feet quickly so was prepared to pay. The team at ZWF&A are super friendly and caring too. Thankyou!
Catherine Musetti
Cannot recommend Zoe and her friendly team at ZW foot and ankle enough. I have hyper mobility so have always had a lot of pain in my feet, especially working in hospitality standing up constantly. Prices are so reasonable considering this is a specialist service! Thank you Zoe! Can’t wait to return and continue my treatment.
Mike Stuart
Zoe and her team are very professional and efficient and above all friendly and easy to chat with to discuss lower limb problems. Zoe explains her diagnosis very clearly I would definitely recommend.
Barbara Hughes
I have used these angels on a couple of occasions now and they are amazing! Professional and precise they have managed to treat my feet and it really is miraculous. I don’t know how they do it because what seems like a big problem to me they sort out with ease! I can’t recommend ZW Clinics highly enough, they can deal with anything!
Mark Butterworth
Without doubt, the best podiatrist in the country. Zoe was excellent and managed to fix my feet that I had been suffering with for a decade. After four wasted trips to other local podiatrists that proved a usless waist of money, she expertly diagnosed and looked after me. I could not recommend highly enough Zoe and her team.
Pete Mitchel

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