Sports Medicine Institute Specialist Therapists
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
Our team of sports podiatry specialists is composed of highly experienced and fully qualified medical professionals who provide a first-class service to both professional and amateur athletes in Sydney and the surrounding area. Using advanced biomechanical assessment techniques and technology, we can quickly identify the root cause of any symptoms you may be experiencing and recommend an effective treatment programme to resolve them in the shortest time possible. Book an appointment with a sports podiatrist at our clinic today and take the first step toward practical pain relief and lasting rehabilitation.
Consulting a podiatrist at the Sports Medicine Institute
If you have never visited a podiatrist before, here is a guide on what to expect from your initial consultation:
- Discussion of symptoms and lifestyle – Your consultation will start with a discussion of your symptoms. You will be asked about the location of any pain you are experiencing, how long it normally lasts and what specific activities tend to result in discomfort. You will also be asked to provide details of your daily exercise routine and your regular footwear.
- Walking/running assessment – Where appropriate, our podiatry specialists will conduct a walking and running gait assessment to determine what effect your injury is having on your normal range of movements and to help pinpoint the exact location of the injury.
- Treatment recommendation – After the discussion and completion of functional tests, your sports podiatrist should be in a position to recommend an effective course of treatment. Whether this treatment involves surgery, medication or physical therapy will depend on the nature of your injury.
Book a consultation now
Use our online enquiry form or call the number provided to book a consultation with a professional sports podiatrist now. All consultations and assessments take place in our modern clinic, in accordance with the latest safety guidelines.