Podiatrists in Essendon & Blackburn
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a branch of allied health devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
Podiatrists are specifically trained to identify and treat biomechanical issues that will inevitably lead to injury or decreased performance such as;
- Heel Pain
- Foot Pain
- Heel Spur
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
- Running Injuries
- Flat Feet
- Callus & Corns
- Ingrown Toenails
- Plantar Warts
The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints plus numerous muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. It is an extremely complex and well-designed structure that for most of the time functions normally. However an injury to any of these structures can quickly become very debilitating and affect a person’s overall health and wellbeing. As a foot and lower leg specialist, a podiatrist can accurately diagnose the cause of the pain and find the underlying cause. This provides a more comprehensive approach that reduces the likelihood of the injury reoccurring while maintaining mobility and independence.
Podiatry can treat:
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic we use a wide range of treatment techniques. These will vary depending on the presenting complaint but can include:
- Diagnosis of ALL foot and lower leg issues
- Joint and Muscle Testing
- Acupuncture/Dry Needling
- Shockwave Therapy
- Joint Mobilisation
- Shoewear Advice
- Stretching and Strengthening programs
- Gait re-training/Running Technique
- Orthotic therapy
- Exercise and running programs
- Routine Nail, Corn and Callus care
An accurate assessment will determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient to get you back on your feet to return to the activities you love.