Podiatry at P360
We help clients live pain-free using a unique blend of biomechanics, gait analysis, and orthotic therapy.
We can help diagnose, manage and treat common conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, ACL & MCL injuries, plus many other lower limb conditions.
Performance 360 is now able to offer our clients a diverse range of podiatry services to complement our in-house physiotherapy and exercise physiology treatments.
With the addition of experienced clinical podiatrist Trent Baker to the team, our clinic offers a complete multidisciplinary approach to ensure you get the most holistic treatment available.
Our physiotherapists are skilled in identifying and managing the macro mechanics of the body, using a range of approaches such as massage, muscle therapy and progressive loading. Couple this with a podiatrist that takes a complementary approach to foot and lower limb micromechanics, and you get a complete and detailed approach to your treatment and care.
Combining skills in biomechanics, sports podiatry, gait analysis and custom orthotics, our podiatry clinic serves patients throughout Western Sydney.
Biomechanics Assessment and Gait Analysis
Biomechanics is the science of how your body moves as a whole – and it’s our main focus.
You may be experiencing pain in one area, but the different parts of the body don’t function in isolation – this is where biomechanics comes to the fore.
Taking into consideration the movement of your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints as a whole machine rather than individual components means we can get a true picture of how you are moving and identify the true source of your pain.
What happens during a biomechanical assessment?
Using the latest technology coupled with two decades of experience, we invite you through a series of movement patterns such as walking and running.
Taking measurements and data from our instruments and using an expert eye to identify anything out of place, we assess the range of motion in your joints within the lower limbs and feet to ensure they are functioning in an efficient way.
Along with soft tissue and strength work in conjunction with our team of physiotherapists, your podiatrist will often prescribe custom orthotic devices to realign and support your feet and the way they function.
This involves identifying the mechanics that are outside of your normal range, taking 3D scans of your feet, and producing an accurate custom-made orthotic device that is tailored to your mechanical needs and comfort levels.
Treating the cause, not the symptoms.
Breaking down your biomechanics piece by piece helps us understand why you may be experiencing pain or dysfunction, then isolate the structure that is creating the problem. Finding the actual cause of your pain means you can avoid temporary treatments that just mask the symptoms, and we can work on permanently fixing the root cause.
Every foot is different, so our podiatry team takes great care to tailor a treatment pathway that will give you great results.
Efficient treatment for chronic or acute injuries.
We know what it’s like to have your passion for your sport marred by pain and discomfort. Sports such as running, triathlon, soccer, cricket, rugby and rugby league can be tough on your body, but working with the right team of health allied professionals ensures an efficient and effective treatment that will help you remain in optimum condition.
Suffering through niggles, aches, and injuries doesn’t have to be a part of your life: using sports podiatry coupled with effective physio treatment, you can regain the strength, speed, and agility to help you perform at your best.
Personalised treatment for sports injuries
Using our extensive knowledge of lower limb mechanics, our team can accurately assess, manage and correct both acute and chronic pain. No matter what sport you play we’ve got you covered with holistic treatment using our unique combination of podiatry and physio in one clinic.
We can offer:
- Sports podiatry
- Orthotic therapy specific to your sport
- Sports screening and performance assessments
- Highly skilled treatment of ACL injuries and other lower limb complaints such as Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
Our unique ‘macro & micromechanics’ approach results in a personalised treatment plan leading to improved performance, increased long term strength and improved recovery time.
Identifying the cause of your pain also means we can treat the root cause, reducing the likelihood of the injury recurring in the future.
In addition to many of the injuries and issues that adults suffer from, there are several conditions that specifically affect children.
These include conditions such as Sever’s disease, heel pain, knee pain, hip pain and other conditions that typically relate to a child’s growth and development.
Does your child have growing pains?
Often referred to as ‘growing pains’, Sever’s Disease is technically known as calcaneal apophysitis. This foot pain is caused by inflammation of the growth plates and often affects tweens and early teens as kids go through a rapid growth spurt between around 9 – 12 years of age.
If your child is complaining of a sore foot that is aching at the back or bottom of their heel area, particularly when playing sport or running, it could well be because of calcaneal apophysitis.
What causes kids heel pain?
Children grow rapidly from the age of nine to their early teens, forcing their muscles and soft tissues to become tight. This in turn places additional forces on the back of the heel bone that then translate to the calcaneal growth plate.
For kids, this pain often becomes worse when walking or running and differs from adult heel pain in that it does not settle down after some movement to loosen up the area.
If your child plays a high-impact sport such as soccer, netball, football, dancing, or gymnastics, they are at the highest risk of calcaneal apophysitis. The good news is that this condition is definitely treatable and will resolve over time with appropriate management.
What does Sever’s Disease feel like?
Children usually complain of pain in the back and bottom of their heel when they are active. Pain is often reported as a dull ache that makes it difficult to load their heel. It can be experienced in one or both feet and often causes children to walk on their toes in an attempt to offload their heels. They may limp on the playing field and report being tired.
Seeing an experienced podiatrist will give you the treatment options your child needs to continue their happy, active and pain-free childhood.
Simple and non-invasive treatments such as temporary heel lifts inside the shoe or custom orthotics usually bring children great relief. With the addition of targeted physical therapy and a small period of reduced activity, this common condition typically resolves relatively quickly.
At P360 podiatry clinic, we make custom-made EVA orthotics that are very user friendly and comfortable. EVA provides a balance of softness, flexibility and support making it an ideal material for custom-made orthotics.
Our orthotic devices are carefully designed for comfort and finished with an expert eye to ensure the best clinical outcomes for our clients. Used in combination with hands-on care and allied therapies, orthotic devices help to establish a stable base of gait and foot posture correction, which allows the body’s natural biomechanic movements to adjust to a normal range of motion.
Our principal podiatrist Trent Baker uses precision 3D scanning techniques to accurately capture the unique curves and profile of your foot. Then, the scan is programmed into a robotic milling machine which produces an accurately tailored and customised device.
Book a podiatry consultation
Our Marsden Park clinic is conveniently located in the Marsden Park mega centre, close to IKEA and Costco. To make an appointment with our podiatrist and gain access to our multidisciplinary health team, get in touch to make a booking.
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