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Injury / Pain Management

 

myofascial release

Sports Podiatry & Injury Management

The foot absorbs tremendous shearing and loading forces in many sports, sometimes reaching over 20 times the person’s body weight! This can easily lead to both acute and chronic lower leg injuries.

We deal with many different sports, and we understand that different sports require different needs. We have a special interest in sports podiatry and are experienced in dealing with all lower leg related sporting injuries.

 

We will facilitate a treatment plan with you, keeping in mind your goals.

Your visit will start with a personal interview and physical examination.

This may be followed up by diagnostic tests such as X-rays or ultra sound referral, if indicated.

Perform Podiatry gait analysis facilities can simply identify any imbalances or overloading with your walking and running and give you the information you need to improve your rehabilitation and your performance.

After a comprehensive evaluation we will make recommendations for a treatment plan based on your medical history, your tolerance for specific therapies and extent of the injury.

We can help you in your recovery from sports injuries and prevent further injuries occurring in the future.

 

There are 6 primary techniques that we use to manage lower limb pain.

biomechanical assessmentThis is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain; focusing on releasing muscular shortness and tightness.This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
dry needling
Dry needling is a procedure in which a very thin solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly aimed at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production of pain. This technique aids in muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome.
Photograph of stretching exercise from The Stretching Handbook, 3rd Edition.This technique involves prescribing customised exercises to meet the patient’s needs and is introduced gradually. Developing a suitable exercise program — best done under expert supervision — will help you build strong, flexible muscles that will be less prone to injury.

 

orthotics side viewOrthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular walking pattern. Orthotics are not “arch supports”. An orthotic is designed to guide the mechanics of the foot to a precise degree which help the muscles and tendons to perform more efficiently, making standing, walking, and running more comfortable. Footwear also plays a major role in injury management. In many cases, inappropriate footwear are the cause of foot pain, in other instances, they play a major role in alleviating pain.

strapping2
Strapping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during daily or athletic activities. This technique is used in sports medicine to reduce pain and aids recovery from overuse and other injuries.

 

callusIt’s not the most glamorous job, but regular foot maintenance can significantly reduce the likeliness of injuring yourself. Using specialised podiatric equipment we are able to instantly reduce thickened nails, sore corns, callus, warts and cracked heels and manage painful ingrown toenails. Remember, those little niggles you ignore, can end up being a lot more serious and stop you from performing your daily activities!