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Of all sports injuries, the injuries that affect the lower limb, knee and ankle are the injuries that result in the highest impact on sports performance, the most number of games lost, and have the highest impact on lifestyle and quality of life.
CSSM’s team of podiatrists have a deep knowledge and passion for sports podiatry. With the skills and expertise to diagnose and manage the vast array of injuries that affect the foot, ankle and knee. For many of our practitioners, sport and sports injury is not only their profession but also their passion. Our practitioners participate in and are involved with athletes from a wide variety of sports including AFL football, soccer, basketball, netball, running, triathlon, cycling, golf, skiing, snowboarding and dance.
This exposure and experience gives our sports podiatrists the understanding and knowledge to diagnose and manage the variety of sports injuries that affect people of all ages. In line with our practice philosophy whatever your goal, whoever you are. Incorporating participation at all levels of sport from the weekend warrior to the elite professional.
There are many different sporting injuries that can result in the foot or lower leg pain. That is why expertise matters – the team at CSSM bring together thorough diagnosis and management in addition to a collaborative approach to ensure the best patient outcomes.
Many of the conditions we treat are not just foot related, but include recurrent calf injuries, Achilles tendon troubles, shin pain, knee and ITB pain, along with general heel, foot and ankle pains.
Below are just some of the common foot and lower leg sports injuries that our podiatrists see at our leading Melbourne foot clinic.
The Sports Podiatry team at CSSM are experts in managing both acute and chronic injuries of the foot and ankle. Meaning that our Podiatrists can manage everything from an acute foot fracture through to ankle sprains and muscle strains or more chronic conditions such as heel pain shin splints.
Early management and care of an acute injury can significantly improve outcomes, with reduced time out of the game, better rehabilitation and reduced chance of reinjury.
For more Chronic Injuries our podiatrists can give an expert perspective on the biomechanical issues that underlie chronic overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis or tendon injury of the lower leg.
Using our industry leading facility, out podiatrists use tools like computer gait analysis to help assess biomechanical patterns and diagnose the underlying cause of your injury.
From there they are able to construct the right treatment plan including rehabilitation to help get you return to sport to also prevent injuries from reoccurring.
Our Running Gait Assessments are generally performed by our Podiatry team, with input from our Physiotherapy and Osteopathy team.
Appointments can be made by calling the clinic on 9889 1078.
Alternatively appointments can be requested via our online portal at our website www.cssm.com.au
The running gait analysis involves 2 appointments usually a week apart.
For the full assessment and gait analysis, this takes between 1-1.5 hours for the first appointment. A follow up appointment is then scheduled to go through your results in detail with you. This follow up appointment usually takes 30 minutes.
Shorts or leggings are best to allow us to perform relevant assessments, and for us to be able to clearly see and analyse
your running technique.
Please bring in runners (old and new), as well as any other shoes you may use for different sports (e.g. football boots, netball shoes etc.). Please feel free to bring along any other shoes that you feel may be relevant to your assessment.
Not at all. Whilst we receive a lot of referrals from running coaches, personal trainers GP’s and other health professionals for this service. A referral is not necessary, if you feel that you have a running related injury – give us a call. .
The initial gait analysis package including both before and after consultations and all take home material is $255.
If you have private health insurance these services will qualify for a rebate under your ancillary or extra’s cover. The rebate varies depending on your health insurer and level of cover so check the details of your policy.
Running Gait Analysis sessions are generally conducted for the management of running injury and pain. Therefore these sessions are covered under your podiatry allocation within your private health insurance. Please contact your health insurer to determine your eligibility and level of cover.