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 medically trained and degree qualified 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 structurally right, and back on the running track as soon as possible.. pain free!
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 get all the facts on symptoms and your normal sporting habits, and we'll conduct a number of tests, including a running assessment. At Sydney Sports Podiatry we only use the latest cutting edge techniques, so you can rest easy knowing you're being treated by best of class practitioners, giving best of class treatment options.
3. Get back on the running track!
Our aim, and our commitment is to get you back on the field, court, or running track as quickly as possible. All you have to do is practice the exercises, and stick with the treatments given and you'll be back to pounding the pavement, or kicking goals, in no time at all!
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.
Just a quick note to let you know the progress since picking up my new orthotics. My feet are nearly brand new! I can’t believe I have been running in pain all this time in so much pain.
I feel so much more relaxed in my stride and not afraid of down hills anymore. Blisters have cleared up on right foot (which was the worst foot).
Thanks a bunch. See you soon.