Are you suffering from a Sports Injury?
Sport is a major part of the Midcoast Region. We specialise in lower limb sport injuries that come from sports such as hockey, running, soccer, netball, ballet.
Are we qualified to help… Yes… The podiatrist will have special interests in certain sports and the related injuries, when booking your appointment we will match you with the podiatrist best suited to that injury.
Common injuries we see: heel pain/plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runners/jumpers knee, ITB, turf toe (big toe pain), ankle sprains, severs (calcaneal apophysitis) heel pain, achilles tendinopathy, bunion pain, arch pain, gluteal (butt) and lower back pain.
How do we treat? We listen to your story, figure out ‘why this happened’, form a diagnosis and discuss with you a management plan for treatment.
Treatment may include dry needling, shockwave therapy, massage, taping, footwear advice, foot 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.