Foot & Ankle Injury Rehabilitation (K)

Call for an Appointment: Orange: 02 6363 1688 - Dubbo: 02 6885 1696

WELCOME TO FOOTMEDIX

 Diagnosis and Treatment of injuries of the foot, ankle and  lower limb for over 22 years.We use video/treadmill analysis when assessing walking and running styles along with digital assessment software as well as the latest digital orthotic design software and foot scanning technology.

Statistics

Studies show that the lower limb accounts for around 40% of injuries, of these aproximately 80% percent are due to overuse related to poor technique, over training,poor structureal alignment and incorrect footwear. These injuries include; heel pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, shin splints calf muscle tears and achillies tendonitis.

Knowledge

An experienced sports podiatrist is an integral member of the sports medicine team when treating complex lower limb injuries. An efficient and well aligned gait through muscle rehabilitation, orthotic prescription and good footwear advice is essential for the successful treatment of lower limb injuries.

Experience

We have been involved in sports medicine, sports footwear and orthotic design for over 22 years, we know foot function has a direct effect on the body function and efficiency. we have an acute understanding of athletic injuries and the downtime associated with slow treatment outcomes. The key to successful treatment of lower limb injury is finding the biomechanical casue of the problem/injury and formulating a treatment program which usually encompases

  • addressing muscular imbalances and joint range restrictions
  • using soft performance orthotics
  • providing advice on the correct footwear for the activity
  • referral for x-rays, physiotherapy or for further investigation by a specialist.

Running Assessments

A lot of people who simply want to see if they can improve their running style by booking in for a video motion and footwear assessment.  Even though we might not like to admit it our body changes as we get older so the more efficient we can make our gait the better, this may be as simple as a change in footwear. Running assessments involve 

  • video treadmill assessment
  • footwear assessment
  • muscle testing
  • joint range assessment 

Orthotics

Orhtotics are now very diverse with some fantastic new spring plastics, carbon fibres and soft cushioning materials available to podiatrists. Hard and bulky orthotics are a thing of the past with cad cam design and milling technology producing much more slim and flexible designs.

Our Partners

Footmedix Podiatrist:

Providing lower limb foot and injury solutions in: Bathurst, Blayney, Molong, Dubbo, Narromine, Gilgandra, warren and Wellington