Foot Imprint Podiatry specialises in Sports Podiatry providing comprehensive assessment and management of your injury or condition. Mary has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction. Mary approaches every patient with a deep appreciation that the foot is the only contact point between the body and ground. This means that the foot impacts on all aspects of human movement and is critical in movement dysfunction and consequent sports injuries.  Her extensive skill set of programs are designed to find the source of your pain and correct it.

Mary takes a holistic total body approach to assessment, injury prevention and treatment, enabling a higher level of examination and detailed rehabilitation programming for your sports injury.

All patients are thoroughly examined for sport injuries and compensation patterns whether of the foot, ankle, knee, hip or lower back. Additionally, patients are screened for optimal foot function and integration with the rest of the body.

The focus at Foot Imprint Podiatry is not to chase your symptoms, instead to find the source of pain and correct it.

Sports Podiatry includes treatment of and not limited to:

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunion concerns
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle impingement
  • Calf strain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Knee concerns
  • ITB
  • Hamstring pain
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Growth related pain
  • Balance issues
  • Fracture management

Common causes of Sports injuries:

  • Structural issues
  • Poor flexibility
  • Hypermobile
  • Poor core strength
  • Training errors
  • Leg length difference
  • Poor footwear
  • Under prepared/ fatigue
  • Impact forces

Treatment options for Sports injuries:

  • Prevention: movement screens to identify risk factors to developing an injury
  • Video gait analysis for lower limb functional patterns
  • Orthotics to reduce forces created on injured tissues
  • Targeted stretching and strengthening programs
  • Mobility and self-release techniques
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Mobilisation and manipulation
  • Strapping and taping
  • Footwear advice
  • Postural analysis
  • Movement rehabilitation programs
  • Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy
  • Return to activity plan

For information on fracture management and treatment please visit https://footimprintpodiatry.com.au/blog/fractures-cam-walker/

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