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At Foundation Podiatry Townsville we undertake a detailed Biomechanical Assessment. Rather than just treating the symptoms, we do a thorough initial assessment to get to know your story so that we can get to the bottom of your concern. Your treatment is then tailored individually to you.
An Initial Biomechanical Assessment will involve the following steps:
We will ask you lots of questions. Getting to know aspects about you such as exercise history, work history, previous injuries and illnesses is important. We take the time to listen to you and find out what your treatment goals are.
We can access online any relevant medical imaging that you have had. Our Podiatrists can also refer for bulk billing x-ray, ultrasounds and EOS scan to measure leg length discrepancy if necessary – so there is no need to visit your GP first to have this done.
We will ask you to bring in relevant footwear (work/school, home and exercise). Often footwear may play a role in causing an injury or resolving an injury.
Our Townsville Podiatrists will check the flexibility and stability of your lower limb. We will check that you have adequate joint range of motion and muscle strength to do your required activity. We will assess whether you have a structural leg length difference.
If you are having pain, we will gently palpate to find where your pain is, what muscle/tendons/joints etc are involved. We will work out what movements and activities exacerbate your pain.
Our experienced Podiatrists will closely watch how you walk. We don’t just focus in on the feet, instead we pay careful attention to how your body moves as a whole. The gait cycle involves 4 main phases – heel strike, midstance, propulsion and swing phase. Using gait analysis technology, we can explain your gait to you in slow motion.
Explanation of Findings
Once we have completed all steps in the biomechanical assessment, only then are we able to give you an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan-of-attack. At Foundation Podiatry we utilise a wide range of hands-on treatment options such as Shockwave therapy, Medical Laser therapy, Prolotherapy Injections and mobility, balance & strength exercises. Learn more about our varied treatment options here.
Where necessary we will communicate with your GP and we have a great network of trusted Townsville Allied Health colleagues to refer to if needed.
Rest assured, our Townsville Podiatrists Hayley and Emma have a combined 30 years’ experience in diagnosing and successfully treating complex foot pain, ankle pain and lower limb complaints. So, whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior or just want to be able to play with the grandkids we have the skills and experience to help you!
Prolotherapy is a method of regenerative injection therapy designed to stimulate healing in injured parts of your body that may be slow to heal or may not have healed completely. Prolotherapy is used to treat injured ligaments, tendons, cartilage, joints and neuropathic pain.
Chronic Pain Management
Our experienced Podiatrists help people in chronic pain every day. We offer simple, effective treatments in a personalised manner to reduce your chronic pain, increase your capacity to do more and improve your quality of life.
Sports Injury Management
Do you have a sports injury or are you wanting to enhance your performance? Our experienced Biomechanical Podiatrists, Hayley and Emma have sporting backgrounds themselves and have a combined 30 years experience in dealing with sports injuries. They can take you from initial injury to be optimally functioning back on the sporting field.
Shockwave Therapy for Heel and Achilles Pain
Shockwave Therapy is a treatment modality used to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, particularly those injuries that have not responded to typical conservative treatment. Shockwave therapy is particularly effective at treating chronic Achilles tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciitis.