What Is Podiatry?
Podiatry, or podiatric medicine, is a branch of allied health devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle & lower extremities. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. At Pinnacle Health Group, we focus on lower limb biomechanics and use cutting edge techniques to capture accurate diagnosis.
The Pinnacle Treatment
The initial consultation with our Podiatrists is a thirty minute, complex assessment of your lower limbs. It may involve:
- Assessment of Mechanical cause of Lower Limb Pain
- Treadmill Video Gait Analysis
- Prescription of Corrective Foot Orthoses for Lower Limb Realignment
- Fitting and Adjustment of Orthotic Devices
- Advice and modification of running shoes and other sporting footwear
Why see a Podiatrist?
You may not necessarily immediately think to see a Podiatrist when you are experiencing problems with your feet, however, there are many conditions and pain related issues that a Podiatrist can help with, including:
- Achilles Pain
- Knee Pain
- Flat Feet
- Physical Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Ankle Sprains and Pain
- Forefoot Pain
- Growing Pains
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Plantar Plate Tears
- Sever’s Condition
- Shin Pain
- Stress Fractures
The initial consultation with our expert Podiatrists in Melbourne or Sydney will involve a full physical examination of the lower limb and treadmill video gait analysis. This initial consultation runs for approximately thirty minutes. It is vital that our Podiatrists can look at every aspect of your feet and the footwear you wear. Please bring in any footwear that is relevant to your appointment, including running/fitness footwear to wear on the treadmill. Please bring any relevant medical information or results from scans/tests.
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