What is sports podiatry ?

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    Sports podiatry includes:

    Assessment and treatment of all foot, ankle lower limb disorders

    Assessment of mechanical causes of lower limb pain

    Prescription of corrective foot orthoses for lower limb realignment

    Prescription of appropriate stretching/strengthening and training programs

    Advice and modification of running shoes, football boots and other sporting footwear

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    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.

    When should i be assessed by a sports podiatrist?

     

    (1) Injury – If you have repeated lower limb injuries , it is likely to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in the body. To relieve the symptoms, the cause of the imbalance must be determined and treated accordingly.

    (2) Performance enhancement – For the recreational or elite level athlete who wants to avoid injury and maximise 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 and pelvis.

    The most common sports podiatry injuries are : Shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, Knee cap pain (runners knee), Calf strain, Plantar fasciitis/arch pain.

    What does a sports podiatrist do?

    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.

    Sports podiatrists provide walking and running assessments to investigate posture and lower limb function which may include a Biomechanical and computerised Gait Analysis.

    If you are concerned about any of the following conditions and the problem is not going away, consult a sports podiatrist:

    Sports podiatry includes:
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    Assessment and treatment of all foot, ankle lower limb disorders

    Assessment of mechanical causes of lower limb pain

    Prescription of corrective foot orthoses for lower limb realignment

    Prescription of appropriate stretching/strengthening and training programs

    Advice and modification of 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.

    When should i be assessed by a sports podiatrist?

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    (1) Injury – If you have repeated lower limb injuries , it is likely to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in the body. To relieve the symptoms, the cause of the imbalance must be determined and treated accordingly.

    (2) Performance enhancement – For the recreational or elite level athlete who wants to avoid injury and maximise 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 and pelvis.

    The most common sports podiatry injuries are : Shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, Knee cap pain (runners knee), Calf strain, Plantar fasciitis/arch pain.

    What does a sports podiatrist do?

    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.

    Sports podiatrists provide walking and running assessments to investigate posture and lower limb function which may include a Biomechanical and computerised Gait Analysis.

    If you are concerned about any of the following conditions and the problem is not going away, consult a sports podiatrist:

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