Sports Podiatry is the treatment of foot, ankle, leg and knee injuries by altering lower limb function using a variety of methods, including insoles, footwear and exercises. Our sports podiatrist will analyse the way an individuals’ foot strikes the ground and evaluate its impact on the other joints. Through biomechanical assessment and testing they can determine if your leg alignment and stability are sufficient for performing particular sport and if there are any mechanical reasons contributing to your injury.
You should see a podiatrist if you have repeated lower limb injuries, as it may to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in the body.
A sports podiatrist is also important for either recreational or elite level athletes who want to avoid injury & maximise their performance. A Sports Podiatrist will often work closely with a sports physiotherapist as many leg and foot problems are secondary to problems in the lower back & pelvis.
Sports podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis and management of foot and lower leg disorders with a particular focus on injuries associated with foot and lower limb function.
Common sports podiatry injuries are Knee Pain, Shin splints & Achilles tendon.
Our highly skilled team of Sports podiatrists will provide walking and running assessments to investigate posture and lower limb function which may include a Biomechanical and computerised Gait Analysis.
They will assess the mechanical causes of your lower limb pain. Prescription orthotics or corrective foot orthoses for lower limb alignment may be used as part of your treatment plan. Your sports podiatrist may also prescribe appropriate stretching and strengthening training programs.
They will give you advice and modify your running shoes, football boots and other sporting footwear. A Sports Podiatrist can determine via biomechanical assessment and specific testing whether your leg alignment and leg stability is normal and is sufficient for performing in your particular sport.
Our sports podiatrists have a great deal of specific clinical experience in the management of all foot, ankle & lower limb disorders.
If you are concerned about any of the following conditions, consult our Sports Podiatrist or one of our Chartered Physiotherapists: Lower back pain, Knee pain, leg pain, Ankle pain, Heel pain, Foot pain, High Arches, Flat feet, Unstable Gait.
Initially, our sports podiatrist will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover.
They will use a variety of evidence based therapies and treatments to help reduce your pain and get you back playing at your best as quickly as possible.