Sports Podiatry – Biomechanics
The lower limbs and feet are your gateway to physical activity. We specialise in diagnosing and treating sports and movement conditions, supporting our patients in living an active, healthy life with mobility to that helps you connect to the world. To reap the full benefits of physical exercise and feel and function at your best, it is important to keep your body in top condition. Whether you are a recreational or professional athlete, the feet and lower limbs underpin our ability to move. As a result, our legs and feet suffer with acute and overuse injuries, leading to discomfort, pain and injuries in the foot, ankle, shins, knees and hips.
Sports Podiatry is the medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of all problems with the feet and lower limbs; whether it be through the prescription of appropriate (or sports specific) footwear, customised training programs, or orthotics to optimise foot and lower limb health and movement. Our podiatrists are trained to assess the biomechanical (physics of human movement) capabilities of the lower extremities. We evaluate lower leg stability, posture, alignment, and functionality in line with specific movement or sports.
1. Refinement and level up performance Even if you don’t experience pain during training sessions or event days, you can benefit, as sports podiatry is as much about optimisation as it is about treatment
2. Avoid Injury Prevention is always better than cure. We help by performing sport specific assessments, creating tailor made programs or warm up routines that help keep your body in top condition and best prepare it for the rigours of the movement you’re putting it through
3. Injury Rehabilitation
Common sports related conditions
Whether you’re seeking preventative help or trying to solve an existing issue, our straightforward, non-invasive, specialised examinations can help you identify the path to a healthier and more active life. Some of the common conditions we support you with:
– Heel Pain (plantar fasiicitis)
– Ligamentous injuries (ACL, ATFL)
– Achilles Tendinitis
– Medial Tibial Stress syndrome (Shin Splints)
– Patello-femoral pain syndrome (runners knee)
– Hip Flexor and Hamstring strain
– Piriformis Syndrome