Sports Injuries Kincumber

Sports Injury Treatment Kincumber

East Gosford Podiatry have a special interest in sports injury treatment Kincumber and surrounding suburbs.

Sports Podiatry is one of the many subcategories or special interest pathways that are found within the Podiatry profession.

Our podiatrists will assess, treat and manage lower limb injuries and dysfunction, with a particular consideration toward effects of sporting activities on the lower limb. Our goals and the goals of our patients are focused toward injury rehabilitation and returning to their sport of choice.

Our Podiatrists are highly experienced at resolving lower limb and foot sports injuries and have an in-depth knowledge of all the anatomical structures in the foot and ankle.

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SPORTS PODIATRY

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.

PODIATRY SPORTS INJURIES

  • 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

COMMON INJURIES SEEN IN SPORTS

Different sports seem to attract different lower limb and foot injuries.  Proper stretching is extremely important to help prevent injuries.  You should be stretching a minimum of 15 minutes before starting exercise. This gives your body enough time to warm up and hopefully avoid any injury.

Common injuries seen in 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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SPORTS PODIATRY ASSESSMENT

If you come in for your sports injury treatment Kincumber, our podiatrists will get a thorough history of your injury, including how it happened and the type of pain you are getting. Below is a list of the other assessments we may perform based on your injury and symptoms.

  • 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 PODIATRY MAY HELP WITH SOME OF THESE INJURIES:

  • 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 | 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.

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