Central Booking Number for All Locations: 03 9878 4566

Sports Podiatry

Sport and You
Each individual’s foot and lower limb functions differently. The foot movements, lower limb requirements and biomechanics then vary depending on the sport you play. The support, treatment and footwear you require to run a marathon is very different to that required to play basketball and different again for football. It is best that you get assessed properly in order to function at your optimum and treat and prevent injury for your chosen sport.

Conditions
Many of the conditions outlined in “For Adults”, such as plantar fasciitisheel spurs, patella-femoral pain, shin splints etc. occur during sport and the onset is often more rapid and the pain more intense due to the additional load during sport. The lower limb biomechanics of the individual needs to be assessed and matched to the biomechanical requirements for the individual sport.

Barefoot Running
In a nut shell, don’t attempt it without a thorough assessment first.

There is a movement towards barefoot running or minimalist shoe running, some think it is a phase that will not last long, and others think it is here to stay. At the moment it is “fad” with much research still required. If you are going to attempt this we strongly recommend a thorough assessment as many people are going to injure themselves when attempting to do this. Some shoe companies have refused to manufacture minimalist shoes because they do not want to tarnish their brand when runners start to injure themselves. For the biomechanically well aligned athlete who has conditioned themselves over a long period of time there is merit in this form of running. This is however a minority of people and we strongly recommend seeing us before attempting to do it.

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BLACKBURN

1/Rear 194-196 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn VIC 3130

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MELBOURNE CITY

Medical One

Level 3/292 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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CAROLINE SPRINGS

Modern Medical

1042 Western Highway, Caroline Springs VIC 3023

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ELSTERNWICK

Glo Health

358-360 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185

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EAST IVANHOE

East Ivanhoe Health Hub 218/216 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe East VIC 3079

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SPOTSWOOD

Modern Medical

196-200 Hall Street, Spotswood VIC 3015

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SPRINGVALE

Springvale South Medical Centre

4/792-806 Heatherton Road Springvale South, VIC 3172.

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LEONGATHA

To book directly please call 03 5662 5225

South Gippsland Therapy Centre 8 Peart Street, Leongatha VIC 3953

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