11 Aug Foot pain? See a podiatrist
Podiatrist solve foot pain
OUR FEET CARRY US OVER 13,000 KM OVER OUR LIFE TIME
It’s easy to underestimate the role our feet play in our health and daily lives but when people start to realise just how much we use them, it’s a bit of a shock! They are the first interaction our body has with the ground, the pivot point to which the body moves. It is estimated they will carry us over 130,000 kilometres over our lifetime, that’s a lot of K-M’s!! It’s not hard to see why they are one of the most important parts of the body. Welcome to the world of Podiatry!
WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
Podiatrists are university-trained specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of foot, ankle and lower extremity disorders. They specialise in the conservative and non-surgical treatments for a large array of injuries, pain and disorders affecting the foot and ankle. Podiatrists also assess, alter and enhance foot function to affect the body further up the chain assisting with knee, hip, and back function.
SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR OR A PODIATRIST?
Podiatrists are usually one of the best professionals you should initially see with pain or problems affecting the foot and ankle. There’s a great saying that goes: Small hinges swing big doors. And it’s often the simplest advice that wins in the end. No fancy invasive treatments, harmful drugs, injections or surgery, our approach to your problems are tried and true, based on science that works! We take a holistic and natural approach to our practice, often utilising other professionals to maximise our client’s results, health and function!
THIS IS WHAT A PODIATRIST DOES
We treat acute pain, that has quickly come about as well as more longer-term, chronic pain each needing a different and specific attitude to solve them effectively and efficiently. We focus on the causes and the prevention of your problems, no short term fixes or band-aid approaches. We aim to diagnose your condition promptly and provide individualised and specific treatment plan tailored for you.
- Bone injuries such as breaks, stress fractures and stress reactions.
- Joint problems such as osteoarthritis, synovitis and capsulitis
- Soft tissue and muscular pain like tendon issues, ligament sprains and muscle strains.
HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PODIATRY
We use our knowledge of how the human body functions to analyse movement patterns of the entire body, not just how your feet function. Every part of your body has a role to play and everything is dependent on all other parts being capable of doing their job, to work optimally.
We use functional movements, exercise prescription and various rehabilitation techniques to reduce pain, increase muscle strength and improve mobility, ultimately to solve your problem and prevent it from coming back for good!
WHAT ABOUT SHOE INSOLES OR ORTHOTICS?
Footwear plays a huge role in not just foot, ankle and lower leg pain but how we move. The shoe is an extension of your foot, it is your foundation and using our vast knowledge of footwear design and technology we can find the best fitting, most comfortable and efficient footwear for you.
DO YOU WANT TO OPTIMISE FOOT AND OVERALL BODY FUNCTION?
We specialise in custom orthotic therapy and other in-shoe modifications in combination with footwear prescription to reduce stress in tissues, optimise foot function and improve the action of the entire body system.
A PODIATRIST CAN HELP YOU
Our approach is to understand you, your problems and how your body functions! We have helped hundreds of patient improve their mobility, become pain free and get back to optimal health and well-being. From start to finish, we are with you every step of the way.