Treatment of Powerlifting Podiatry related issues
Footwear and technique will vary depending on whether you’re training to lift for strength and power versus someone who’s training for endurance and cardio.
For our heavy lifters and power athletes in the gym, the most common exercises we’ve implemented corrections for at Melbourne Sports Podiatry are the back squat, snatch, walking lunge and explosive bounds or hops. Dr Steven Singh worked as a Personal trainer and trained as a 100m sprinter for several years whilst also working as a podiatrist, and is therefore highly experienced when it comes to correlating the body joint limitations to the technique required to complete a successful lift or movement.
For our group training and HIIT based gym-goers, the ideal footwear is vital so you can absorb shock and continue to train without excessive pressure building up in the knees and hips. Having your foot, knee and hip alignment screened is vital to help you achieve your goals and reduce your risk of breaking down commonly 4 - 6 weeks in during challenges or long-standing training regimens.
Common injuries seen in our Weight and Power lifters
- Nerve pain in the leg and foot
- Lateral calf pain
- Compartment syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Plantar fasciitis and Heel pain
- Ankle impingement
- Low back pain
Common injuries seen in our HIIT athletes
- Forefoot Pain - Turf Toe and Greater toe pain
- Calf and Hamstring Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
- Achilles Tendon pain (tendinopathy)
- Shin Splints - MTSS
- Ankle Sprains and Acute Fractures
- Ankle impingement Anterior and Posterior
- Jumper’s Knee
- Hip impingement
- Low back pain
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 body, training loads and footwear looked at.
All assessments are 30 minutes and 45 minutes for those patients who have had chronic or 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
- Running Analysis and Re-training
- 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