A significant proportion of sports and exercise related injury is directly attributable to impaired foot function, simply because the foot as a weight- bearing extremity is at its most vulnerable under stress. No matter how fit you are, small irregularities compounded by multiple foot strikes frequently result in traumatic injury somewhere in the foot ankle or leg.
Our management is based in evidenced based science we identify, critically appraise, and synthesize the best evidence from all available resources.
During your patient consult we investigate your presenting injury thoroughly. We carry out the following:
- Movement Screening (how fluid the body moves)
- Muscle Strength testing (muscle strength symmetry)
- Joint range of motion testing
- Biomechanical (lines of force through the body)
- Gait Analysis (identify weak muscle groups)
AMA Podiatry sports podiatrists can help identify biomechanical and training factors that may lead to injuries. We also look at potential risk factors that may contribute to further complications.
Treatment regimens can start with simple RICE (rest ice compression and elevation), If pain persist after the initial injury (2 weeks) further investigation are required.
These may include:
- Imaging (x-ray and ultrasound)
- Strapping (stabilise affected area)
- Ultrasound (soft tissue)
- ESWT (shockwave therapy)
- Muscle and core strengthening
With the information we have gathered our sports podiatrist identify the causes and mechanisms of your condition and provide an accurate and effective treatment and rehabilitation plan tailored for you.
More Information or Make a Booking
For more information on how we can help you, please call us on 9576 9495 or complete our enquiry form: Enquiry Form