About podiatry

 

Sports Podiatry

Sports Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

At Sydney Sports Podiatry, we have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower leg problems. Using a detailed biomechanical assessment including video gait analysis, we can more accurately diagnose your problem and its root cause. We have expert knowledge in sports shoe prescription and where necessary, can prescribe ultra-lightweight orthotics to help try to get you back to the activity you love sooner

Sports Podiatry includes treatment of:

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Calf strain
  • Shin splints
  • Bunion concerns
  • Toe pain
  • Sever’s disease
  • ITB
  • Knee concerns
  • Hamstring pain
  • Hip pain / bursitis
  • Neuromas of the feet
  • Bursas of the feet
  • Lower back pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle impingements

Common Causes

  • Hypermobility
  • Poor core strength
  • Impact
  • Training errors/fatigue/under preparation
  • Poor footwear choices
  • Structural issues
  • LLD

 

Treatments

  • Prevention: identify those at risk of developing an overuse syndrome before starting high impact/repetitious activity
  • Imaging Referral
  • Targeted Strength and stretch regime
  • Soft tissue therapy (Dry needle/acupuncture, mobilisation/massage)
  • Strapping / taping for offloading, support or recovery
  • Footwear Review, modification or advice
  • Prefabricated orthotics
  • Custom orthotics
  • Return to Activity Plan
  • Follow up and review