What is Sports Podiatry?
Sport related injuries happen often. The treatment and diagnosis of these damages and subsequent conditions are all related to sports medicine. When these injuries are related to the ankle, foot or even lower leg it is categorized as the practice of sports podiatry. Injuries are to be expected in the realm of sports and a reported 53% of all these damages to occur to the lower regions of the body.
When these issues occur, ignoring them can be incredibly detrimental and lead to irreversible consequences that can hinder your ability to perform in sports for life. It is important to begin treatment or rehabilitation immediately and get in a program tailored to your unique needs specifically to help you achieve recovery. South East Podiatry provide quality systems to help you keep moving even if an injury has got you down.
Knowing Your Footwear
Often injuries can be avoided just by equipping yourself with the best tools. The practice of a sports podiatrist includes knowing that footwear can make an enormous difference in avoiding injuries. Many different sports and activities call for different shoes but here are some general rules to stick to:
- Breathable and lightweight fabrics
- Proper grip on outer shoe soles
- Cushioned but still stiff midsole
- Rigid and fully stiff heel counter
Quality Assessment Tools
From common sports, related injuries to more severe issues, South East Podiatry can help you find the best treatment path. State of the art and updated technologies are South East Podiatry’s bread and butter. They work hard to provide high definition visuals to assist in analyzing what the best options are.
From shockwave therapy, to innovative software, to 3D scanners for feet and lower limbs, South East Podiatry can help with many problems such as:
- Heel pain
- Achilles pain
- Calf pain
- Shin pain
- Ankle sprains
- Knee pain
- Stress fractures
- Toe joint pain
- Arch pain
- Lower limb bone fractures
All practitioners are accredited and incredibly knowledgeable in their field. Even with their impressive credentials, they remain grounded in their drive to help patients reach optimal performance again. Not only do they work to treat all existing injuries, they also help you find ways to avoid the risk of future injuries. This can help you stay on the field and reduce extra complications.
The South East Podiatry Mission
Although many offices attempt to push patients into a treatment that is not meant just for them, South East Podiatry pays extra attention to assessment so they can best assist you. They aim to become leaders in the sports-focused podiatry field across Australia. Regardless of age, old, young, elite or social athlete, weekend warriors or anyone in between, our podiatrists will be able to assist with many lower limb injuries.
If you suffer from sports injuries or know someone seeking quality treatment, the podiatrists at South East Podiatry truly know their craft. Involved in social and elite sport levels and thoroughly understanding footwear needs are an edge that many podiatrists do not have. If you need help in figuring out the right shoe or treatment path, reach out and book now!