Podiatry Services in Fitzroy North
With over 25 years experience and thousands of consultations undertaken our Podiatrist John Woulfe has the expertise to help even the most painful foot condition. There is no need to put up with painful feet anymore with a 97% success rate for curing painful feet.
Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine provides exceptional foot, ankle and leg care. The feet are the foundation of support for the whole body. As such foot problems can have considerable impact on the rest of the body. The human foot was originally designed to travel on soft surfaces, but unfortunately we now spend everyday day walking and standing on unnatural hard flat surface. These surfaces force our feet to roll inwards to gain ground contact and our arches to flatten: Rolling inwards of the foot or “excess pronation” is believed to affect over 50% of the population in Australia.
The podiatrist works closely with our osteopaths and physiotherapists to help you achieve optimal health and help prevent long term health problems. Our podiatrist excels in General Podiatry, Sports Podiatry, Rehabilitation Podiatry and Elderly Care. He treats toddlers, school aged children, adolescents, pregnant women, athletes and seniors.
Any problem or pain in the feet, no matter the age of the patient, are dealt with. Here are some of the common problems that our podiatrist will also address:
ITB syndrome: Pain in the outside of the knee. The ITB is a large band that runs down the outside of the leg from the hip and joins below the knee joint. Tightness due to over activity or poor biomechanics can be the cause of this problem
Hammer toes: Toes that curl downward into a claw-like position
Calluses and corns: Thickened skin from friction or pressure
Plantar warts: warts on the soles of your feet
Treatments offered by our podiatrist include:
Sport specific exercise and general walking biomechanics of the foot are analysed. This information is used to either improve sporting performance and/or to address mechanical abnormalities by means of mechanical control, such as orthotics.
Further testing will investigate joint range of motion, muscle testing, and the ability of the patient to discriminate between good and bad foot posture and function in normal gait and specific movement.
Our podiatrists will provide you with specific recommendations which are assured to improve your performance and comfort.