Podiatry Blackburn is a branch of allied health devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Podiatrists are specifically trained to identify and treat biomechanical issues that will inevitably lead to injury or decreased performance.
The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints plus numerous muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. It is an extremely complex and well-designed structure that for most of the time functions normally. However an injury to any of these structures can quickly become very debilitating and affect a person’s overall health and wellbeing.
As a foot and lower leg specialist, a podiatrist can accurately diagnose the cause of the pain and find the underlying cause. This provides a more comprehensive approach that reduces the likelihood of the injury reoccurring while maintaining mobility and independence.
An accurate podiatry assessment will determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient to get you back on your feet to return to the activities you love. Treatment plans may include orthotics Essendon, exercises of the foot or shockwave therapy.