Podiatry is the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of health concerns of the feet, ankles and lower limb.
Podiatrists are highly trained practitioners whom complete a 4.5 year degree at University. Podiatrists can help all concerns of the lower limb ranging from a sprained ankle to help correcting a bunion, or help with corns or warts.
Podiatry at FSM
At Freedom Sports Medicine (FSM), Podiatrists are trained to use techniques such as massage, joint mobilising, dry needling and specific and deliberate exercise prescription to help you with your concern. Additionally, through assessment of your walking and running pattern they accurately decipher what footwear is best for your needs in sport and in your daily life.
At FSM we treat all Podiatry conditions, which includes common foot complaints, however we have a clear interest in musculoskeletal podiatry, hence why we prefer to use the title “Sports Podiatry”. Podiatry at FSM focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of soft tissue and sport injuries of the lower limb and the feet.
What happens in an appointment?
At FSM, your Podiatrist will work with you to develop a detailed treatment pathway. We will answer 4 key questions:
- What’s wrong with me?
- What caused it?
- How long will it take me to get better?
- How can I help myself?
We focus on a balance between hands-on intervention with accurate and deliberate exercise prescription as we believe in educating, empowering and enhancing you towards positive change.
Your treatment plan is goal-based so that we can track your progress and so that you never feel like you are lost or lack momentum. We have state of the art treatment rooms with a minimum of 30-minute appointments so that your experience is thorough, not rushed, 1:1 and focused.
Our team of Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapist, Podiatrists, Myotherapists and Pilates & GLA:D Practitioners based in Ringwood since 2014, will collaborate to determine the best possible approach to your treatment and recovery. In some cases, this may mean a referral to another FSM service so you have a family of experts who know your story and how to address it holistically.
Services to help you include:
- Sporting Injuries
- Biomechanical and Video Gait Analysis
- Heel Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Injury Prevention Strategies