Are you experiencing Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis issues?
Foot and ankle pain can be an incredibly complex issue. One quarter of the bones found in the human body are in the foot and ankle – 26 to be exact. Not to mention 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. The foot and ankle act as a foundation, shock absorber and propulsion engine.
Pain in this area can often be debilitating. It is commonly worsened by one of life’s simplest ADL’s, walking. Poor foot and/or lower limb mechanics often trigger excessive strain on structures in the foot and ankle leading to injury.
Common foot and ankle complaints that present at our Sports & Spinal Albury are:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Fat pad irritation
- Referred pain/sciatica
- Osteoarthritis of the foot
Osteopaths are trained to look at the body holistically and thus looking at all these other contributing areas is something that comes naturally to us. Treatment will aim to improve the function of not only the numerous joints in your foot and ankle but also addressing the other areas that may be increasing the strain on these areas. We believe that treating the problem AND it’s underlying cause is the best way to restore healthy joint function.
What to expect in your consult?
Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant past history, including previous injuries and medical history, followed by a physical exam to determine not only the diagnosis but also find the root cause of your problem. This will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be formulated to accommodate your needs.
The treatment itself will vary from individual to individual, but will often include a combination of hands on therapies, dry needling, taping, advice, exercise prescription as well as other options.
Osteopaths are covered by most Private Health insurance schemes. To be sure you are covered please consult your insurance policy. We have HICAPs facilities available for those with Private Health so you can automatically claim your treatment and only have to pay the gap.
No referral is necessary to come to our clinic.
Osteopaths like to be thorough and hence our consults tend to take half an hour on average.
It is advised that you arrive between 5 and 10 minutes prior to your initial consult as you are required to fill out a new patient and informed consent forms before treatment can commence.