Our Melbourne sports podiatrists treat all sports injuries, both acute and chronic, that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. They are experienced treating athletes of all ages and types, from children to adults, both professional and novice.
Treatment of acute sports injuries and foot fractures may involve the use of a CAM walker or moon boot. These boots help to stabilise a fracture site whilst allowing for rest by removing forces and loading. CAM walkers have a rocker sole to allow some weightbearing and this makes them a lot more patient friendly than crutches. These boots can be fitted by our podiatrists following consultation on either a hire or purchase arrangement depending on the length of immobilisation required.
Chronic sports injuries can be treated by our sports podiatrists with therapies like ultrasound and laser therapy, available at our Melbourne clinic. These modalities transfer heat into tissue, tendons and joints, allowing for increased blood flow to the injury site which helps with healing. Our podiatrists also use computer gait analysis to help identify biomechanical faults and the cause of an overuse injury. Orthotics can be prescribed to help iron out these faults and successfully treat a number of foot and lower leg related sports injuries. Finally rehabilitation along with important stretching and strengthening of key muscles can all be organised by our sports podiatrists.