PODIATRIST SERVICES | MELBOURNE PODIATRIST

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If you are looking for a podiatrist Sandringham has a lot to offer. Melbourne Podiatrist, a reputable clinic with many satisfied clients, has a branch in the Sandringham area. Below are some of the services they offer.

SPORTS INJURY PODIATRY

In most sports, our feet and lower legs carry the brunt of the pressure except maybe in chess. According to Melbourne Podiatrist the most common sport podiatry injuries include Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, runner’s knee (knee cap pain), heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and ankle sprain. The clinic offers treatment programs for overuse related sports podiatry injuries as well as mechanical performance enhancement to minimize injury and maximize efficiency.

CHILDREN’S FEET PODIATRY

Did you know that going bare foot will actually benefit your children? Kids, especially toddlers should be allowed to go bare foot most of the time and wear shoes only to protect from the cold and to protect from sharp object when going out of the house. Otherwise, they should be allowed to go barefoot to allow the muscles and ligaments of their feet to strengthen. Most issues like flat feet, pronation and supination are normal in children as their feet are not yet sufficiently developed. If the problem persists long after early childhood or is interfering with your child’s mobility Melbourne Podiatrist can have shoes and orthotics specifically fitted for your child’s needs.

ORTHOTICS

Orthotics are medical devices that guide or correct the motion of your feet. These devices are commonly used in patients who have over pronation and supination of the feet at well as flat feet. Orthotics can either be customized or pre-fabricated. However, if your budget permits most podiatrists would highly recommend having your orthotics customized. Sure you could get these devices in other places but it is much better to consult a podiatrist. Podiatrists are university trained to be able to address your concerns and be able to prescribe treatment after thorough assessment.

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave therapy uses intense acoustic waves to induce localized healing in any injured part of the body. The shock waves increase blood circulation and stimulate the development of new blood vessels. This in turn increases metabolism and promotes healing of the injured area. Another benefit of shockwave therapy is that it may also serve as an analgesic. Melbourne Podiatrist offers this service for their podiatric patients.

INGROWN TOE NAILS

Melbourne Podiatrist offers a way to permanently get rid of bothersome ingrown toe nails. You may opt to have your toe nails correctly trimmed by a podiatrist or you may also opt for nail surgery. Partial Nail Avuslsion (PNA) cures ingrown nail growth permanently by first trimming the nail properly and then dealing with the offensive nail area at the base. This prevents regrowth of the area of the nail that causes ingrown.

HEEL PAIN MANAGEMENT

Heel pain can be cause by a number of things including plantar fasciitis (damage or inflammation of the plantar ligament connecting the heel to the ball of the foot), overuse, low quality footwear and obesity. At Podiatrist & Orthotics Melbourne they will assess and diagnose the cause of the heel pain and prescribe orthotics, shockwave therapy or exercises to alleviate the pain.

VIDEO GAIT ANALYSIS

Video gait analysis is a way by which podiatrists assess you biomechanically. By observing how you walk, jog, run and sprint a podiatrist can identify any inert problems with your movement that may be causing discomfort or injury. Podiatrists may also use video gait analysis to show you how you can improve or enhance your athletic performance.   If you have any podiatry concerns visit Melbourne Podiatrist and arrange to have an appointment with their resident podiatrist.

SPECIALIZATIONS OF THE PODIATRIC PRACTICE

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podiatrist Blackburn has a handful of them, is more important to your well-being than you think, especially if you are an athlete who work with your feet and lower extremities. Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment as well as rehabilitation of patients with disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. Podiatrists are trained in medical fields such as surgery, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, primary care and even psychology. Clearly, the training of podiatric physicians and health providers is designed in such a way that enables podiatrists to deliver a holistic approach to treatment and therapy.

The podiatric practice is further divided in into divisions, or into specializations as they are referred to medically, as an example here are some of the most common specializations of podiatry:

PODIATRIC SURGERY

Podiatric surgery is the surgical treatment of conditions which affect the feet, the ankle and all other related structures of the lower legs. The treatment is administered by an accredited and certified podiatrist. In a nutshell, it is the objective of podiatric surgery to restore and ensure continued functionality of the feet, ankle and lower extremities through by using surgical means. Patients who complain of damage or deformity in their bones, muscles, ligament and tendons can choose from an array of surgical solutions that the podiatrist can offer. The solutions can range from non-invasive surgery or full on reconstructive surgery.

SPORTS PODIATRY

Podiatric sports medicine is a sub specialization of podiatry that addresses foot and lower limb overuse injuries and mechanical performance enhancement. For patients diagnosed with foot and lower limb problems a sports podiatrist may offer any of the following treatments:

  • Joint Mobilisation Exercises
  • Trigger Point Therapy (to ease pain and inflammation)
  • Orthotic Therapy
  • Rehabilitation through strength training and conditioning

In addition to all that podiatrist Essendon may assess patients using state of the art biomechanical assessment machines to be able to more fully understand the extent of the effect of a patient’s injury. Footwear prescriptions may also be given to athletes and people who have sustained injuries.

PODOPEDIATRICS

Children’s feet, especially of babies’ and toddlers’, are different from adult feet in that they are less developed. Their feet contain more adipose tissue, have less developed muscles, ligaments and tendons. As a result they are more malleable and are somehow less structurally sound. On the bright side, deformities that occur during childhood can be treated. This way, long term chronic mobility issues may be resolved and avoided. Saving the child from great emotional and physical discomfort as well as saving the family from future expenses.

PRIMARY PODIATRIC CARE

Primary podiatric care refers to the intervention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of podiatric conditions as they relate to the total health and well-being of the family unit.