Sporting Treatments

Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry 09

We see patients who are involved in activities like swimming, walking, running and playing sport, at both professional and amateur levels.

As members of both Sports Medicine Australia and the Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, our podiatrists take an active and ongoing interest in all areas of podiatric sports medicine education.

Our practice has regular contact with other health professionals such as sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists and sports physiotherapists.

We treat conditions including:

  • Knee pain
  • Leg pain – shin splints, muscle and tendon sprains or tears
  • Fractures including stress fractures
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Low back or groin pain
  • To optimise performance

We often assess injuries by using video gait analysis on our treadmill. If  appropriate, we can arrange analysis on site(e.g. at the track) to simulate the normal conditions of your activity.

Biomechanical evaluation may also be carried out. This measures the difference in angles and positions of your hips, legs and feet compared to normal.

Our treatments include:

  • Advice on training, footwear and modification or adjustment of equipment such as cycling gear and ski boots
  • Prescription orthotic therapy
  • Stretching exercise programmes
email us - 51 Denison St, Hamilton East - 02 4961 4411