Sports Podiatry is one of the many subcategories or special interest pathways that are found within the Podiatry profession. A Sports Podiatrist will assess, treat and manage lower limb injuries and disfunction, with a particular consideration toward effects of sporting activities on the lower limb. Often the goals of the patient and practitioner are directed toward injury rehabilitation and a prompt return to sport.
The field of Sports Podiatry requires all the anatomical knowledge and assessment skills, required for an accurate biomechanical assessment of the foot and ankle. A good Sports Podiatrist must also understand the stress and strain characteristics of soft tissue, the circumstances leading to fatigue and tissue failure, and the ideal conditions and programs for tissue rehabilitation. A sound understanding of many different sporting activities, footwear worn in these activities as well as the specific movements involved in each sport will enable the Sports Podiatrist to create the optimum injury management plan.
If you have incurred a foot, ankle or knee injury, or you would like to put a plan in place to assist in preventing injury, we can help. East Gosford Podiatry have many proven treatment and sports rehabilitation strategies and can point you toward the one that is the right fit for you!
Sports injuries that can be assessed and managed by a Podiatrist include;
- Achilles Tendon injury
- Heel pain / Heel Spurs and Plantar fasciitis
- Neuroma and ball of the foot pain
- Turf toe and toe pain
- Ankle sprains and chronic weakness
- Knee pain – Patellofemoral pain
- Muscle and Tendon fatigue and failure
As a sports-orientated clinic, East Gosford Podiatry provides sporting care for professional and recreational athletes from a young age to the more experienced. Our aim is to enhance performance, prevent injuries, alleviate pain and improve functional ability.
We not only provide sports podiatry in the clinic, but out on the field and court!
East Gosford Podiatry has a deep involvement in the local sporting community. Our long-term sponsor partnerships with local Soccer, Rugby, AFL and Netball clubs include regular attendance at training events and game day to offer advice and manage injury where required.
2020 Health Partnerships
We are proudly providing health partnerships for the 2020 season to:
East Gosford Rams | Saratoga Hawks | Avoca Beach Rugby | Terrigal-Wamberal Netball Club | Central Coast United
We have also been involved in the Podiatry team for the Oxfam trail walk, coordinated the Podiatry team for the Blue Mountains 100km Ultra Marathon event, and have provided Podiatry care at both the local ‘Bay to Bay’ and ‘Lighthouse 2 Skillion’ events here on the Central Coast.
Tim Ghantous, one of our Principal Podiatrists, has shifted his clinical focus toward the Sports Podiatry field over the last few years. His passion for Sports Podiatry is evident in his vast sports participation and through the additional Sports Podiatry education he has been completing. For further information on Tim and his qualification and interest in the Sports Podiatry field, please see his profile in the ‘our team’ page or his sports focused website ( www.centralcoastsportspodiatry.com.au ) offering additional info and tips on sports related podiatry topics.