5 Reasons why you should visit The Sole Clinic for Sports Podiatry Services

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First of all, what is Sports Podiatry?

Sports Podiatry is not rocket science! In general, sports podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb disorders for all levels of sports.

Care is taken to identify the injured structure, assess the damaging forces acting on it and then aiming to reduce these forces to a pain-free level.

Sports Podiatry assessment will always involve a biomechanical assessment, footwear advice and/or the provision of functional foot orthoses.

 

So why should you choose The Sole Clinic for Sports Podiatry Services?

 5 reasons why we are different.

 

1. We do not over-prescribe Foot Orthoses a.k.a Insoles
Many lower limb injuries result from issues coming from the knee, hip or back. These are problems that may not improve much despite wearing foot orthoses. This fact is supported by many research articles. At The Sole Clinic, you can be assured that if insoles cannot resolve your injury problems, we will not prescribe it.  We understand Foot Orthoses are expensive devices and it is our underlying principle to prescribe them only if absolutely necessary- and we are very proud of it!

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2. No Rush!
Our first consultation is a full 45 minutes session where our podiatrists identify the injured structures, observe the way you walk/run, and then decide if any of your current movement patterns are contributing to increased stress or load on the injured area. At The Sole Clinic, this always involves a Video Gait Analysis, when you can see how you walk so as to help you better understand how you move.

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3. Quality Communication
We spend time to explain and clarify doubts, if need be, to our patients for them to understand their condition.  We believe a patient’s thorough understanding of their own condition is the first step to healing. We use an array of point form notes, pictures and mind maps to help every patient understand better. No patient ever leaves our clinic confused!

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4. Multidisciplinary Setting
When foot orthoses cannot solve the problem fully for our patients, our Post-graduate trained physiotherapists are around to provide prompt and suitable treatment. We conduct joint consultations and many orthopaedic surgeons refer their patients for such consultations. This is an advantage of having Physiotherapists and Podiatrists all under one roof. We arrange our schedules such that at any point in time, a podiatrist and a physiotherapist are always around at the clinic.

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5. Treatment that is customised to your needs
Many patients have a misconception that the end result of seeing a podiatrist means having to wear ‘granny’ shoes or sports shoes forever. We have an array of different treatments options like Strength & Conditioning Programs by Physiotherapists, Slim Fit Insoles, Rock Tape, Yamuna Foot Fitness or Straps Australia that can reduce the need for long term use of insoles. We cater our treatment to your short term treatment goals and the long term lifestyle needs. We believe most patients do not have to wear bulky shoes and inserts in the long term with other forms of treatment. You can be rest assured that you will most likely be able to keep your stylish shoes!

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