SYDNEY CBD - BONDI JUNCTION - WEST PYMBLE - WOLLSTONECRAFT
ALL SPORTS & RUNNING RELATED INJURIES
“It takes an athlete to truly understand how to treat the kinds of injuries that other athletes sustain on a regular basis!”
At Sydney Sports Podiatry we're not like other practitioners who say "do as I say, not what I do!", instead we practice what we preach on a daily basis.
As avid athletes, as well as highly qualified podiatry professionals, our practitioners have a unique perspective on how to best treat your injuries. All of our treatments are cutting edge, and 100% focused on getting you back running soon as possible!
Andrew Bull - Director & Podiatrist
Sydney Sports Podiatry
“The key to our success is simple.. we work as hard as we can to get you back on your feet and running as soon as possible!”
1. Book in your initial consultation
Use the form below to give some important details on the symptoms you're experiencing, and then submit to book your initial consultation. Or if you prefer, call 1300 474 306, choose which clinic you'd like to go to, and have a chat with one of our friendly staff!
2. Initial consultation at a time that suits you
We’ll conduct a detailed biomechanical assessment, measuring your posture and gait using Dartfish and video gait analysis. At Sydney Sports Podiatry we are highly experienced and have consulted to elite athletes, assuring you are in the most capable of hands.
3. Get back on the running track, or field, or court!
You’ll get a detailed diagnosis and treatment plan from our skilled podiatrists at Sydney Sports Podiatry. Our aim, and our commitment is to get you back on the field, court, or running track as quickly as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?
No, there is no need to get a referral, and you are welcome to make an appointment for yourself.
Do health funds cover the cost of Podiatry?
Dependant on your level of cover, you may be fully or partly covered - each individual cover varies. We are equipped with the HICAPS eftpos terminal for instant health fund payment, so if you bring your card you will only have to pay the gap.
What is an orthotic?
An orthotic is an orthopaedic device that assists the function of your feet . Once an assessment has been taken a suitable prescription can be designed for you. Orthotics act like ‘insoles’ in your shoes to meet your activity needs.
I had my orthotics issued elsewhere.. can I still have an assessment and orthotic check at Sydney Sports Podiatry?
A patient and their orthotics can be assessed by any of our podiatrists regardless of where they were initially issued. Very occasionally amendments to faults of major concerns in an orthotic can only be corrected by the issuing podiatrist, and in this instance we'll advise accordingly.
The important thing, and our primary concern is to get you up back up and running again, so no need to worry too much about this.
Does Medicare cover the cost of Podiatry?
Occasionally a general practitioner can refer to podiatry for patients with ‘chronic conditions’. In this type of case, Medicare should cover majority of the cost.
What should I bring the appointment?
If you have been referred, please bring your referral letter. Any relevant scans can help such as X-rays, CT’s, MRI’s etc if you have them. It is also helpful if you bring shorts and your old and new sports shoes if you have them to check suitability and wear patterns.
If you don’t have new shoes, please don’t buy yet any as we will normally recommend a suitable replacement, specifically tailored to your treatment and needs.
When should orthotics be replaced?
Similar to eye glasses and contact lenses, your eyes and therefore prescription changes over time. Additionally, every individual will incur some ‘wear and tear’ dependant on their activities. Orthotics have a good lifespan, however we encourage annual reviews to ensure optimum prescription performance.
After all the work you put into getting my orthotics just right I thought I should let you know that they are now absolutely perfect and for the first time ever I'm covering long distances without any issues at all. Woo Hoo!!