Treatment of Golf Podiatry related issues
Commonly playing golf for our clients at Melbourne Sports Podiatry is a competitive social outlet. Currently seen as a recreational sport for all different ages and skill levels, golf is uniquely tiring on the feet due to a long portion of the game being spent walking between holes.
For a number of our patients, the moment foot pain becomes prevalent is the moment they tend to come in for treatment. With a clear understanding that foot pain and the lower back are commonly affected simultaneously, our golfers have learnt that early intervention is vital to help prevent issues with their swing and allow them to continue enjoying walking around the golf course.
Common injuries seen in our golfers
- Lower back pain
- Calf and Achilles Pain
- Plantar Fascitiis and Heel Spurs
- Shin Splints - MTSS
- Forefoot and Arch Pain
- Ankle impingement Anterior and Posterior
- Stress Fractures
Prevention and Treatment
If you are in pain now or simply want to look at ways to prevent injury there is never a better time than now to have your feet, ankle joints and golfing shoes looked at.
All assessments are 30 minutes and 45 minutes for those patients who have had chronic/resilient problems that have been untreatable so to speak over a long time.
Common Methodology behind Treatments
Our methodology at Melbourne Sports Podiatry is simple but deliberate. Although all treatments are tailored based on the individual the way we find out how to best work you and our other patients come from the following process:
- Assess specific movement patterns based on the sport
- Assess structures between the lower back and feet
- Identify where the problem is stemming from
- Identify limitations or energy leaks
- Treat on the day and Plan ahead.
Common Treatments we use on the first appointment include
- Sports specific strapping and padding
- Footwear assessment
- Soft or Deep Tissue release
- Lower limb Dry Needling
- Balance and Strength Programming
- PNF stretching and Joint Mobilisation
- In shoe wedging and modifications
Other Treatments we use include:
- Sports specific customised orthotics
- Joint adjustments
- Advanced Foot and Ankle rehabilitation