Are you experiencing heel pain?
Heel pain affects almost 10% of the population.. That is a lot of people.
Diagnosis is really important as there are many conditions that affect the heel area of the foot and they are treated quite differently to one another.
Common heel complaints we see: plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciois (long term plantar fascia pain, the most common injury we see), achilles pain, baxters nerve, calcaneal fat pad dystrophy, haglunds deformity, tarsal tunnel syndrome, retrocalcaneal bursa, abductor hallucis tendinopathy…
How do we treat: first we diagnose, then we find the ‘why this happened’. Treatment may include dry needling, massage, taping, shockwave, orthoses, it will definitely include strengthening exercises. Return to play/running/walking programs are given, followed by enhancing performance initiatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.
If you are attending for a biomechanical assessment (injury review), please bring or wear shorts, bring the shoes you wear the most or fit your orthotics into.
Please also bring any current xrays/scans etc.
No, a referral is not necessary to come and see us.
If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis , then you may be eligible for an allied health medicare referral from your GP. Your eligibility is determined by your doctor and they can allocate you up to five visits for allied health services per calendar year. Medicare will subsidise your visit and provide a rebate of $53.80.
Clients who have a Department of Veterans’ Gold Card, who wish to see us using their Gold Card require a D904 referral from their GP.
All treatments are to be paid for on the day. We except cash, cheque and card. Eftpos and HICAPS are available.