Sports podiatry is a sub set of the podiatric profession that includes:
(1) Injury – If you have repeated or long standing lower limb injuries, it may be caused by a mechanical problem or functional 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 other health professionals such as Sports Doctors, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists. This is because many leg and foot problems are secondary to issues in the lower back and pelvis and may require interventions and treatments that sit outside the scope of Podiatry.
Some of the sports podiatry injuries we see are:
Sports podiatrists are experts in the diagnosis and management of foot and lower leg disorders with a particular focus on injuries associated with foot and lower limb function.
The Podiatrists at AC Podiatry use Dynamic Assessments to come to an understanding of how your body functions in movement rather than using the traditional Static approach. We will provide walking and running assessments to investigate posture and lower limb function which may include a full Biomechanical Examination
Treatment options that the podiatrists at AC Podiatry may use to treat sporting injuries include:
With affiliations to groups such as Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), you can be sure that you’ll receive the most up to date advice and treatment from the podiatry team at AC Podiatry.
AC Podiatry is a modern and contemporary Podiatry clinic servicing Adelaide and the Clare Valley. The philosophy that underpins the clinic is one of patient centred care, that is, the patient comes first.
Level 1, 132-134 Fosters Road Hillcrest, South Australia 5086
Tel: (08) 8255-5575
Fax: (08) 8311 1792