Podiatry specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions associated with the feet and lower limbs. Through their training in foot function and lower limb biomechanics, podiatrists help to enhance or maintain athletic performance in sports medicine.

Sports podiatry services include:

  • Diagnosing foot and lower limb injuries
  • Comprehensive foot biomechanics evaluation - Weight bearing and non-weight bearing assessments, joint and muscle range of motion, limb length assessment, visual and video gait analysis
  • Enhancing performance to minimise injuries and maximise efficiency through treatments:
    • Prescription of customised orthotics using Plaster of Paris impression cast of patients' feet. A variety of materials and design of orthotics are used to facilitate adequate foot function.
    • Prescription of prefabricated orthotics with modifications based on biomechanical assessment findings
    • Provision of advice on footwear fitting and considerations catering to specific sports
    • Strapping for support