Sports Injuries Central Coast

Sports Injuries Central Coast

We have highly skilled podiatrists with a special interest in the field of Sports injury treatment Central Coast.

East Gosford Podiatry have a very active interest in sports injury treatment on the Central Coast and dedicates weekends to partnering with local sporting clubs in order to treat participants on field and in our podiatry clinic.

Sports Podiatry is a special interest pathway for us and we have highly trained podiatrists with a keen interest in sport and physical activity, being involved in local sport personally or for their families.

When you come in for an appointment for a sporting injury, we will first assess your injury and then come up with a management plan based on the type of injury you have.  Our goals and the goals of our patients are focused toward injury rehabilitation and returning to your sport. Our podiatrists are extremely dedicated at resolving lower limb and foot injuries stemming from sport and have an in-depth knowledge of all the structures in the foot and ankle.

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Treating sporting injuries requires an in-depth knowledge of the anatomical structures of the lower portion of the body and how the body works together as a whole to support the structures in your lower limbs and feet. Having a muscle miss firing in your lower back can cause hip problems which has a flow-on effect to your lower limbs. Biomechanics is a major contributing factor in the development of pain and injury in the legs, knees, ankles and feet. Our podiatrists are highly skilled professionals that are trained to detect biomechanical abnormalities that may predispose you to injury or be the cause of any pain you may have.

The information that we gain from a biomechanical assessment helps our Podiatrists to recommend the most effective treatment plan for your specific injury or problem.


  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Runner’s knee/IT Band Syndrome
  • Custom Orthotic devices for all athletes and activities including cleats, spikes and racing shoes.
  • Treatment of sport-specific injuries


Sport can be quite tough on your body if you haven’t warmed up and prepared for the activity or cooled down. Stretching for at least 15 minutes before and after can help reduce the chance of injury or muscle soreness. Warming up is equally as important as cooling down properly. Following the warm-up/ cool-down principles will help you to avoid injury.

Common injuries seen in specific sports include:

  • Karate & Kickboxing: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis (is an overuse injury involving chronic inflammation of the tendons attached to the two little sesamoid bones at the base of the big toe), and ankle sprains.
  • Aerobic type sports: With impact forces reaching up to six times the force of gravity and 26 bones in the foot, proper shoes are extremely important when participating in these types of activities. Shoes must provide shock absorption and proper cushioning, as well as stability.
  • Team Sports: Basketball, soccer, football, field hockey, and rugby league or union often lead to foot and ankle injuries.

Artificial surfaces, hard concrete or grass,  the wrong footwear, and inadequate stretching are all aspects that can contribute to sports injuries.

Make sure to wear proper shoes and stretch for at least 15 minutes before playing sports.

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Your sports injury treatment may include a range of different diagnostic analyses. Our podiatrists will take a full history of the pain you are experiencing and what happened when you injured yourself. There are many things we can do to help treat your injury and to try and prevent it from getting worse.

What is involved in a sports podiatry assessment?

  • Analysis on movement to identify potential risk factors for future injury
  • Video gait analysis to assess lower limb movements and patterns
  • Joint mobilisations or sports taping to help stabilise the joint, muscle or tendon and to help prevent further injury
  • Evaluation of current footwear that you wear playing sport
  • Injury diagnosis and implementation of an appropriate management plan
  • Provision of foot orthoses to reduce damaging forces within injured tissues
  • Recommendation of diagnostic imaging including X-Rays, MRIs or CT scans
  • Onward referral to other specialists for further investigations if we believe you have an injury that needs attention from an orthopaedic surgeon or the like.


  • Sports related Lower back pain
  • Hip or knee pain
  • Calf or Achilles tendon issues
  • Exercise induced leg and shin pain
  • Ankle problems
  • Heel and/or plantar fascia pain
  • Metatarsal issues
  • General Foot or toe joint symptoms
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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!

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 | Gosford Tennis Club

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 ( ) offering additional info and tips on sports related podiatry topics.

We Accept Patients from all over the Central Coast for sports injury treatment

If you are in East Gosford and surrounding suburbs and are in need of a Podiatry appointment due to a sports injury, please contact our  Clinic on (02) 4325 0600.

Sports Injury Podiatry Treatment servicing the Central Coast & surrounding Suburbs

East Gosford
Green Point
Point Clare

Point Frederick
West Gosford
Avoca Beach

North Gosford
Erina Heights
Niagara Park
Woy Woy

(02) 4325 0600