Injury or pain in the lower leg and foot are common amongst every type of athlete, and left untreated can affect your ability to take part in the activities you love.
Injury or pain in the lower leg and foot are common amongst every type of athlete, and left untreated can affect your ability to take part in the activities you love. Our Podiatrist has years of experience treating sporting patients, ranging from professional elite athletes to everyday enthusiasts engaging in recreational sports, and works closely with Singapore’s most prominent sports physicians.
As part of our comprehensive assessment process your individual sporting needs will be evaluated to ensure your individual sporting needs are considered within your treatment plan. Your assessment will normally include:
- Limb length measurement
- Non-weight bearing and weight bearing assessment
- Assessment of joints including range of motion and power/endurance
- Visual and video gait analysis
- Footwear assessment
- Training program assessment
Our podiatrist can then create a personalised treatment plan which include footwear advice matching your foot type to appropriate sporting footwear, customised exercise and stretching programs, taping to provide support and reduce pain levels or potentially prescribe orthotics that will help improve your biomechanics. These devices are designed and made with 3D technology and help to offload and redistribute pressure.
Our aim is to provide specific, individualised information to keep you participating in the activities you love. Whatever your condition, our therapies are tailor-made and specifically designed to get you back to performing at your optimum level with maximum comfort.
Should I see a sports physiotherapist?
If you’re not too sure if you should see a sports physiotherapist, here are some guiding questions/statements to help to make a decision.
- You want to improve your fitness level but you’re not too sure how to.
- If you have (recurring) injury to your ____ (insert body part here i.e. shoulder, knee, ankle etc) and want to get back to playing your sports at the same or higher level quickly, safely and most importantly, without pain.
- If you have an odd instability or pain in your joints. An example is that your shoulder or knee feels “looser” and you feel pain in a part of your joint.
- If you “often” dislocate or sprain a certain body part or joint.
- Muscle pain that doesn’t seem to go away.
- You’re going to have surgery soon or you’ve just had surgery such as the reconstruction of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), meniscal repairs of knees and shoulders, wrists etc
Of course, you can always give us a buzz over the phone or mail, and we’ll let you know what we can do for you =)