What is Sports Podiatry?
Sports Podiatry is a sub speciality of Podiatry practice which focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of soft tissue and sports injuries of the lower limb and feet. Areas of expertise include running/sport gait analysis, sports orthotics, sports footwear referrals, physical therapy of soft tissue including dry needling, exercise prescription and working with other medical and health practitioners to achieve best patient outcomes.
What are Sports Orthotics?
Sports Orthotics are made specifically for your sports shoe to ensure adequate support and comfort. They need to be firm enough so they are supportive and alter your foot mechanics if needed, yet flexible so they help absorb shock and are comfortable.
Why Sports Podiatry in Physiotherapy clinics?
The introduction of SportMed Podiatry into POGO physio on the Gold Coast provides a holistic approach to the prevention, treatment and management of soft tissue and sports injuries in active and healthy people. Communication and collaboration is key in helping patients of all ages get back to what they enjoy doing faster and by combining the two under one roof this is more easily achieved.
Who is Sports Podiatry for?
People of all ages and activity abilities. If you are trying to lead a healthy and active lifestyle but are being held back by foot or lower limb pain then we can help.