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Sports Podiatry

At Podiatry Professionals, our Sports Podiatry focused clinicians understand the unique demands that sports and physical activity place on your feet and lower limbs. We also understand the importance of relieving your symptoms to return you to your chosen activity as quickly as possible. In order to individualise a specific treatment plan our podiatrists will perform a comprehensive assessment which encompasses taking a detailed history of your presenting issue, a footwear assessment and a detailed physical examination including strength testing, movement testing, gait analysis and functional testing to establish the most appropriate treatment pathway that aligns your specific goals and progresses your quality of life

Foot Function Assessments

Our podiatrists (otherwise known as foot doctors) utilise the best evidence-based practices to perform biomechanical foot function assessments. These complex biomechanical assessments are key for assisting in diagnosing foot pain, gait problems, and walking and running patterns. These biomechanical assessments also involve analysis of the ankles, knees and hips as many of these variable factors can contribute to foot problems. Part of your biomechanical assessment will also involve our podiatrists looking at your foot alignment and the way it moves to see how it can affect joint, muscle and postural alignment. Our podiatric medical practitioners combine all this information to help find a treatment and educate you on the best possible solutions to your problems. We strive to provide the best possible outcome that is tailored to your needs with the goal of reducing your foot pain. Foot function assessments are useful in not only treating current conditions but also preventing injury by identifying underlying issues.

Video Gait Analysis 
/ 3D Pressure Map

Podiatry Professionals use state-of-the-art gait assessment software and equipment to provide dynamic information about your gait pattern, whether walking or you’re running! As an elite foot and ankle clinic in Canberra, we put your feet first by using gait analysis software to obtain accurate and comprehensive information to allow our podiatrists to educate you on all aspects of your gait cycle. We strive to thoroughly break down the way you walk or run frame by frame to evaluate any underlying cause of your foot pain and then apply that to any orthotics you have or may require. We then relate this information to the type of footwear that best suits your feet and how your gait impacts your presenting condition. Please ask your podiatrist at one of our clinics to perform a systematic running assessment to provide advice on appropriate and proficient techniques that can improve running efficiency, decrease injury potential and eliminate foot pain.

Zebris Treadmill Assessment

Here at Podiatry Professionals, we have equipped our Sports Hub practice with a Zebris FDM-T Treadmill. The Zebris plantar pressure treadmill is a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that allows us to assess your walking and running mechanics in real-time, helping us identify biomechanical issues, gait abnormalities, and areas of excessive pressure that may contribute to pain or injury. This adds another layer of depth to your assessment but highlighting the things we can’t see in the way you walk; the pressure and force that enters your feet! Whether you're an athlete looking to optimise your performance or someone dealing with foot-related PAIN, our Zebris plantar pressure treadmill offers unparalleled insights to inform personalised treatment plans, highlight asymmetries and decrease your pain. How it works: The Zebris plantar pressure treadmill features an integrated pressure plate that captures detailed data on foot pressure distribution as you walk or run. As you move across the treadmill, sensors embedded in the surface measure the forces exerted by your feet, providing valuable information about your gait pattern, foot strike, and biomechanical alignment. This data is displayed in real-time on a computer monitor, allowing our podiatrists to analyse your gait dynamics and identify any areas of concern.

Orthotic Therapy

Our skilled podiatrists offer a wide range of orthotic devices, from heel cups to fully custom orthotics, tailored to each individual's needs for correction, stability, and support. Considering factors like activity level, sport, age, and footwear, we use advanced techniques such as heat moulding and 3D scanning for precise and accurate orthotics. Our clinic prioritises affordable foot pain relief without automatically defaulting to orthotics, offering options for all circumstances. Specialising in sports podiatry, we have extensive experience with high-performance athletes and everyday active individuals, crafting custom orthotics for a variety of footwear, including athletic and casual shoes. Plus, we offer next-day orthotics service, ensuring fast and tailored support. Ask about our next-day orthotics! That’s right, orthotics made for your shoes and fitted within one day.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment modality that uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate healing in musculoskeletal tissues. These waves are directed towards the affected area, penetrating deep into the tissues where they trigger biological responses. Shockwave therapy works through several mechanisms to promote healing and alleviate symptoms in common musculoskeletal conditions. The main mechanisms include: 1. Stimulation of tissue regeneration: Shockwaves exert mechanical stress on tissues, triggering cellular responses that promote tissue regeneration. This includes the stimulation of fibroblasts, which are cells responsible for producing collagen, a key component of connective tissue. Increased collagen production can help repair damaged tissues and strengthen the affected area. 2. Neovascularisation: Shockwave therapy stimulates the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularization) in the treated area. This process improves blood circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissues and removing waste products and toxins. Enhanced blood flow accelerates the healing process and reduces inflammation. 3. Breakdown of calcifications and fibrous tissue: In conditions such as calcific tendinitis or plantar fasciitis, calcium deposits or fibrous tissue can accumulate in the affected area, contributing to pain and dysfunction. Shockwaves can disrupt these calcifications and fibrous tissue, breaking them down into smaller fragments that the body can absorb and eliminate. This process helps restore normal tissue architecture and function. 4. Pain modulation: Shockwave therapy has analgesic (pain-relieving) effects through several mechanisms. It can inhibit the transmission of pain signals by affecting nerve activity and reducing the sensitivity of pain receptors (nociceptors) in the treated area. Additionally, shockwaves stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving substances produced by the body. By reducing pain perception, shockwave therapy improves patient comfort and mobility. 5. Anti-inflammatory effects: Chronic inflammation is a common feature of many musculoskeletal conditions, contributing to pain and tissue damage. Shockwave therapy has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects by modulating the activity of inflammatory mediators and promoting the resolution of inflammation. By reducing inflammation, shockwave therapy helps create a more favourable environment for tissue healing and repair. These combined effects contribute to the therapeutic benefits of shockwave therapy in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The most common conditions with the most successful research include: - Plantarfasciitis - Achilles tendinopathy/tendinosis (tendon pain) - Patella tendinopathy/tendonosis (tendon pain)

Rehabilitation Plans

At Podiatry Professionals we believe in the importance of rehabilitating injuries to return you to your peak. Our rehabilitation plans focus on load management, strengthening and implementing other allied health professionals where required for the best possible outcome. With a deep understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, biomechanics, and injury management, we'll provide expert guidance and support throughout your rehabilitation journey, helping you overcome challenges, achieve milestones, and reach your full potential. Whether you're recovering from surgery, managing a chronic condition, or seeking to optimize athletic performance, we're here to support you every step of the way. Load management: Effective rehabilitation begins with careful load management to ensure that your foot and lower limb is able to heal and strengthen without undue stress or strain. Our team of experienced podiatrists will work closely with you to develop a personalised load management plan, taking into account factors such as your injury history, activity levels, and specific goals. By gradually increasing or decreasing the load on your feet and lower limbs through targeted exercises, activity modifications, and lifestyle adjustments, we'll help you optimise your recovery and minimise the risk of reinjury. Strengthening: Strength plays a crucial role in rehabilitation, helping to support and stabilise the foot and lower limb as you progress through your recovery journey. Our rehabilitation programs include targeted strengthening exercises designed to improve tissue capacity, endurance, and function in key areas of your lower limb. From simple resistance exercises to advanced functional movements, our goal is to help you build strength safely and effectively, empowering you to regain confidence in your ability to move and perform daily activities without limitations. Referral Networks: We understand that comprehensive rehabilitation often requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving collaboration with other healthcare providers to address all aspects of your recovery. That's why we've established an extensive referral network of trusted professionals, including physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and other allied health professionals. Whether you require specialised interventions such as manual therapy, advanced imaging, or surgical consultation, we'll work closely with our referral partners to ensure you receive seamless, coordinated care tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Children/Growing Feet Assessment

Evaluating children's feet requires a distinct approach compared to adults, especially when addressing foot pain or the need for orthotics. Children's feet vary greatly in growth rates and characteristics, necessitating personalised care, a service we're proud to offer at Podiatry Professionals. Early assessment and intervention for conditions like flat feet, asymmetrical feet, unusual shoe wear, frequent tripping, or persistent foot pain are crucial for positive long-term outcomes. We also offer gentle treatment for plantar warts, ingrown nails, and nail disorders in our Canberra clinic. Timely intervention, potentially including the use of orthotics, can significantly support a child's natural development. As dedicated Canberra podiatrists, we specialise in comprehensive pediatric foot care, ensuring our treatments are grounded in evidence-based practices for optimal results.

Footwear Evaluation

Believe it or not, shoes play a crucial role in foot health! With thousands of options available, selecting the right footwear can be daunting. The right shoe can prevent injuries and alleviate foot pain, as different feet need different features. Our podiatrists stay abreast of the latest footwear, ranging from running and sports-specific shoes to work, dress shoes, children's footwear, and even sandals. At Podiatry Professionals, we're dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit for your foot type, enhancing comfort and minimising the risk of foot-related issues.

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Swift Treatment

Here at Podiatry Professionals, we offer a revolutionary approach to wart removal using state-of-the-art microwave technology. Swift is a cutting-edge treatment option that delivers precise, controlled microwave energy directly to the affected tissue, effectively targeting and eliminating warts at their source. Whether you're dealing with common warts, plantar warts, or other types of stubborn warts, Swift microwave wart treatment offers a safe, effective, and non-invasive solution to help you regain clear, healthy skin. How it works: Swift microwave wart treatment utilises advanced technology to deliver therapeutic microwave energy directly into the affected tissue. Unlike traditional wart removal methods, which often rely on destructive techniques such as freezing or burning, Swift works by heating the wart tissue to a precise temperature, triggering an immune response within the body. This immune response helps to destroy the wart virus and stimulate the body's natural healing processes, leading to the gradual elimination of the wart over time. Swift Wart Therapy has an 83% resolution rate, higher success than any other wart treatment. Plus, the best thing is it is almost pain free! Benefits of Swift: - Non-invasive - Fast and effective - No scarring - Safe and gentle - Rapid treatment time - No need to self-care - Pain relief post-treatment - Highly effective

Diabetic Assessment

Diabetes can significantly impact foot health, affecting circulation and nerve supply. It's crucial to assess the health of the lower limbs promptly after a diabetes diagnosis and through regular annual check-ups to prevent serious complications. At Canberra’s Podiatry Professionals, our expert podiatrists are skilled in conducting comprehensive diabetic assessments, using non-invasive vascular and neurological tests to identify any risk factors. We specialise in diabetes care, offering in-depth advice and a range of treatment options for feet affected by this condition.

ADF Members

Podiatry Professionals has proudly supported ADF members for over eight years, understanding the unique physical demands and requirements placed upon them. We specialise in creating customised treatment plans designed for rapid recovery and sustained peak performance, irrespective of position or age. Our commitment to delivering exceptional care to ADF members is unwavering. Simply obtain a referral from your Medical Officer to us, and whether your needs concern boot fitting, specific footwear, foot or lower limb pain, or orthotic assessments, we're dedicated to resolving your concerns with the utmost expertise.

General Foot Care

At Podiatry Professionals, our expert podiatrists are equipped to address a wide range of common foot care issues. If you experience any of the following conditions, it's time to seek professional help: • Athlete’s foot: A fungal infection starting between the toes or on the foot's sole, often causing itchiness. • Blisters: Caused by heat, moisture, and friction, these are pockets of skin filled with fluid. • Corns and calluses: Thickened layers of skin caused by repeated friction and pressure. • Cracked heels: Dry and splitting skin around the heel due to loss of elasticity. • Foot odour: Excessive sweating can lead to unpleasant smells; daily hygiene is crucial. • Ingrown nails: Nails that dig into the skin, potentially leading to infection. • Toenail fungus: Infections that change the nail's appearance, treatable with advanced methods like laser treatment. • Warts: Viral infections that can cause significant pain. We also specialise in diabetic foot screenings to manage circulation issues, ulcers, and other risks. Our Canberra clinic is dedicated to offering the latest treatments and educational advice to manage and relieve your foot concerns. Contact Podiatry Professionals today for expert care.

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