SPORTS MEDICINE INSTITUTE SPECIALIST THERAPISTS

The Sports Medicine Institute brings together some of the best practitioners, in their field with one common goal, to utilise their expertise and experience to support people with their sport activities and fast track their rehabilitation with injuries as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. Our practitioners remain at the cutting edge of their field by regularly attending and presenting at conference, as well contribution to research and education.

PODIATRY

The feet are amazing works of engineering and often the forgotten soldiers of the body. Through complex design they are flexible to adapt to uneven surfaces or increased demands of movement, and then conversely move to be a rigid efficient lever.

Clinically, some foot problems are the result of compensating for external influences, for example, knock knee. On occasions poor foot structure can cause, or at least aggravate problems within the legs, knees or even neck. Some foot problems are a consequence of the actual structure of the foot.

Podiatry seeks to determine if the feet are the cause of the compensation. Treatment can involve rehabilitation with orthotic therapy.

Athletes in particular magnify the force experienced by the feet, which means that frequently feet function remarkably differently from walking to running. Assessment of running and analysis of sport specific movement patterns is a critical part of how we manage podiatric injuries.

On top of all of this, footwear adds another dimension that can dramatically change foot function. The technically correct shoe for one person is not necessarily the correct shoe for another person. Footwear advice, including model recommendations is an important part of podiatric management

Do you need podiatric management?

  • FOOT PAIN
  • FOOTWEAR ADVICE
  • ORTHOTICS
  • BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT

We welcome you to contact us to discuss any of these options.