Sports Podiatry Clinic

Postural & Biomechanical Assessments

 

A biomechanical assessment involves a first look at your posture, alignment and quality of movement during sports specific (e.g. running, cycling, weight lifting) and normal day to functional movements (e.g. walking, bending, twisting).

If you?re not moving well, or have suffered an injury, other parts of your body have to compensate and this can lead to additional shearing, stress and load on your neuro muscular skeletal system (fascia, muscles, nerves, joints and connective tissues).

These secondary compensations can increase your risk of further damage and prolong pain and injury. Good posture involves training the body to align to positions where the least strain is applied to muscles, joints and ligaments.

When you align structure, you improve function, alleviate pain and enhance performance. Our therapists also perform ergonomic assessments to analyse posture in the workplace that promote good postural alignment in the workplace.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

 

Your pelvic floor is the wall of muscles between your tailbone, sits bones, and pubic bone. The pelvic floor has diverse functions from maintaining the abdominal pressure needed to lift heavy weights, to coordinating hip and abdominal muscle activity, to controlling bladder and bowel function. Pelvic floor issues are also common factors in poor posture, low back pain, and pelvic pain.

Both men and women can be affected by pelvic floor pain or dysfunction. Common causes are postural and breathing habits, poor training strategies, surgical complications from the low back or pelvis, and pregnancy. Our Therapists will determine the cause of pelvic floor dysfunction and create a plan for you that focuses on home exercises, postural changes, strengthening, and relaxation techniques.

Bunions

 

Do you have bunions or clawed toes?

Did you know that all of the toes should be straight and sit straight out in front of the knuckles?

If you know of anyone who has bunions, clawed toes, or toes that are starting to turn outwards, then we have a program for them! We now offer a bunion and bunion prevention program.

It only takes 3-4 sessions to get sustainable long term results without the use of wedges, orthotics or splints (as long as there are no permanent structural issues) .

Hip Pain & Hip Degeneration

 

Hip Pain and Hip Degeneration can feel like a major limitation for tasks like walking, sitting, or even sleeping comfortably. The hip is a major kinematic energy transfer joint in the body. When it starts to break down the low back, the knees and even the neck can feel the strain. Hip pain can be an early sign of degeneration, or something as benign as muscle spasm or joint restriction. It?s important to examine and overcome hip limitation early as the great amount of load put through the hip joint is managed best when the joint is centrated or well-balanced.

Our exam will reveal what is happening at the hip and create a care plan to improve your range of motion, comfort and strength. Many chronic hip pain and hip degeneration cases can still improve or be overcome using our unique evaluation and rehabilitation system.

Foot & Ankle Issues

 

The way your entire body moves depends on adequate motion and strength through your feet. Those that have suffered from plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arch pain and ankle pain are acutely aware of how significantly these issues affect the way they move and feel. Our clinicians seek out and identify weakness, tightness and poor alignment, as well as uneven weight and force distribution when carrying out day to day and sports related movements.

Any identified imbalances are addressed and corrected using various treatment techniques. This approach restores and improves function, alleviates pain and reduces injury risk in both the short and long term.

We perform a gait analysis to determine how your body moves and what may be going wrong at your foot and ankle. Following gait analysis, joint palpation, and muscle/fascia examination our physicians will formulate a unique recovery plan for you.

Many foot and ankle issues can be resolved quickly with a group of tailored rehabilitation strategies and restoring normal mobility and stabilisation at the foot. In some cases we hand-build custom foot insoles or orthotics to aid in your recovery and performance.

Knee Issues & Degeneration

 

The way your entire body moves depends on adequate motion and strength through your feet, hips and knees. The knee is unique, as most identified imbalances are a combination of inefficient mobility, stabilisation and alignment in the foot and ankle, hip and knee. Those that have suffered from knee pain are acutely aware of how significantly these issues affect the way you bend down, sit , sit to stand, squat, lunge and even going up stairs.

Our clinicians seek out and identify the poor alignment, weakness and restrictions in the foot and ankle, knee and hip to identify all the issues that could be affecting the knee.

Any identified imbalances are addressed and corrected using various treatment techniques, specific to each individual. This approach restores and improves function, alleviates pain and reduces injury risk in both the short and long term.

Clinician Driven Full Body Strengthening

 

This program is a clinician-led, hyper focussed, first of its kind fitness program. We help you build competency, strength, and endurance of the foundation movements that are required in your sport, life and work.

A workout experience that doesn?t just burn calories, it builds durability and helps you reach performance goals. If your goal is to heal from an injury, shave time off your race or add years to your sport, we have clinician-approved exercises designed individually for you. We help athletes of all levels improve their athletic skills, learn techniques for preventing injury, and ultimately, reach their optimal athletic performance.

We combine biomechanical analysis, neuromuscular motor control re-education, exercise rehabilitation and clinically driven strength and conditioning coaching to deliver a gold standard health care experience that meets your individual, unique requirements.

Back pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain, shin pain , ankle and foot pain can all be caused by the way your body moves inefficiently.
Our biomechanists assess and treat musculoskeletal pain, dysfunction and injury looking at the whole body to determine what the CAUSE of the pain is. Pain is a symptom of the body compensating for inefficient movement.

Bio-mechanists assess this movement, and after a thorough assessment is completed, our therapists will aim to determine a cause for your injury and provide you with advice and education on how to manage it.

We will then aim to treat your injury using a variety of techniques, with a focus on hands-on manual therapy and exercise programs. Manual therapy techniques include joint mobilisations/ manipulation, dry needling, strength and conditioning, massage and stretching.

Our aim at FROM THE FEET UP Sports Clinic is to achieve an improvement in function and reduction in pain for our clients. The focus is to ensure we assist clients in achieving their goals at work and home, with sports or in their day to day life.

Our Therapists are well equipped with expert knowledge of the body and specialised therapeutic skills. They undergo our extensive continuing education program to keep up with the most recent developments in healthcare to provide the highest level of care.

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Cutting Edge Techniques

Our therapists are encouraged to undergo continuing professional development and they partake in regular inservices and webinars.
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Holistic and Individualised Attention

Our therapists are trained to enquire about your specific needs and design their treatments accordingly.
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Commitment to Quality

Our sole focus is on obtaining results for you and we will give you a thorough treatment plan on your first visit so you understand your injury better.
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Experienced in Sports and Workplace Injury Rehabilitation

We offer the quickest pathway to return to work or sports. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to our client care and rehab.
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Referral Program

We reward our loyal clients who recommend their friends and family to us with a free gift. This is our way of saying thank you.
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We Give You Answers

We encourage our patients to ask questions. One of our goals is to educate each and every patient so they prevent injury recurrence.

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Our Services - We are NDIS Registered

Sports Podiatry

Sports Podiatrists assess and treat musculoskeletal pain, dysfunction and injury of the lower body.

Orthotics

We use a range of hands on therapies to suit your individual needs.

Laser Wart Removal

Laser wart removal makes use of lasers, to destroy non responsive wart tissue.

Laser Fungal Treatment

Using the very latest laser technology, unsightly and embarrassing nail fungus could now be eradicated in just 2 treatments.

Movement as Medicine

Prevent Injury and Enhance your Performance! We help athletes of all levels (age 12 and up) improve their athletic skills.

Lower Body Biomechanics

We assess and treat musculoskeletal pain and injury looking at the whole body to determine? the cause of pain.

Contact From The Feet Up

220 Lava St. Warrnambool, VIC 3280