08 Aug Sports Podiatrist Services in Hobart
The foot is a unique and complex structure of the body, with numerous bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is the pivot point to which the body moves. Your foot is the first interaction your body has with the ground. The interaction between these and the function of your foot is often the last thing people consider to be impacting their problems further up the body.
Sport and musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb are often associated with the foot and lower limb biomechanical function. Biomechanics is the study of mechanical principles of how our bodies move and behave under different stresses and strains. These principles are vital in addressing pain and dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system.
Podiatrists utilise the understanding and application of this knowledge to observe movements of the foot, lower limb and the interactions at play with relevance to forces that are transmitted to your muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. They accurately identify the injured structure, the functional characteristics of that person and design patient specific treatment plans to address the causes.
There treatments centre on the vital interaction with the foot and the ground and often look to manipulate these forces with a range of modalities. They utilise video motion analysis with every patient to provide precise and permanent records of a patient’s movement patterns, allowing them to make more objective assessments if alterations underneath the foot need to take place weather that be with footwear or something more custom to that patient.
Our sports podiatrists are not looking for an, “ideal”, or normal foot function, they embrace variations between individuals and develop patient specific models of foot function and movement that decrease injury and pain occurring from dangerous tissue loads.
Podiatry is as much about treating the foot which controls the lower limb but understanding it is the rest of the lower limb that can control the foot and thus our podiatrists excel with working in the multi-disciplinary team at Pure as well as our vast network of external sports medicine practitioners
We aim to get you moving and keep you there!