Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

Are sports injuries affecting your children? Are you concerned about their lower limb health?

Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

Are sports injuries affecting your children? Are you concerned about their lower limb health?

Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

Are sports injuries affecting your children? Are you concerned about their lower limb health?

Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

Often we find our children complaining of pain, irritation and instability. This is often associated to general standing, movement and also sporting activities. It’s imperative we understand the cause of these signs as well as any long-term implications it may cause. Often if pain is present this usually prompts a process of diagnosis to be undertaken.

The process for Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs assessments include:

  • Initial consultation

  • Imaging referrals if necessary

  • Alignment assessment

  • Strength and discrepancy assessment

  • Gait analysis

  • Sports assessment

  • Joint range of motion and function assessment

  • Long term prognosis assessment

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 Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a long term treatment plan which gets you closer to moving the best you can just as you did in the past.

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Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

Often we find our children complaining of pain, irritation and instability. This is often associated with general standing, movement and also sporting activities. It’s imperative we understand the cause of these signs as well as any long-term implications it may cause. Often if the pain is present this usually prompts a process of diagnosis to be undertaken.

The process for Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs assessments include:

  • Initial consultation

  • Imaging referrals if necessary
  • Alignment assessment
  • Strength and discrepancy assessment
  • Gait analysis
  • Sports assessment
  • Joint range of motion and function assessment
  • Long term prognosis assessment
Find out more

 Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a long term treatment plan which gets you closer to moving the best you can just as you did in the past.

Enquire

Treatment and Management

Once we are able to complete the necessary assessments a management plan and treatment outcome can usually be identified. Considering many children do suffer from progressive changes throughout the lower limbs intervention is usually required.

Interventions can assist in the following areas:

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Treatment and Management

Once we are able to complete the necessary assessments a management plan and treatment outcome can usually be identified. Considering many children do suffer from progressive changes throughout the lower limbs intervention is usually required.

Interventions can assist in the following areas:

Personalised Care

In order to retrieve the adequate outcomes, we do work where there are children’s sporting and school requirements. We are also able to develop reports required for both their sport and school. This enables improved function and desired outcome setting for each child which is specific to their needs.

Personalised Care

In order to retrieve the adequate outcomes, we do work where there are children’s sporting and school requirements. We are also able to develop reports required for both their sport and school. This enables improved function and desired outcome setting for each child which is specific to their needs.

What management options are available?

Based on their needs the following management options are also available:
– Paediatric orthotics
– Custom made 3D custom orthotics
– 3D printed orthotics
– EVA orthotics
– UCBL Orthotics
– Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO)
– Low level laser therapy
– Strength and conditioning programs
– Shockwave therapy
– Proprioception programs
– Return back to sport program
– Rehabilitation programs
– PROLO therapy
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What management options are available?

Based on their needs the following management options are also available:
– Paediatric orthotics
– Custom made 3D custom orthotics
– 3D printed orthotics
– EVA orthotics
– UCBL Orthotics
– Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO)
– Low level laser therapy
– Strength and conditioning programs
– Shockwave therapy
– Proprioception programs
– Return back to sport program
– Rehabilitation programs
– PROLO therapy
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with your Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

We look forward to reviewing each case individually and providing education as a main priority. If we are able to educate each condition after finding its cause this will ensure we are moving to long term outcome solutions.

how we can help

with your Children Sport Injury & Lower Limbs

We look forward to reviewing each case individually and providing education as a main priority. If we are able to educate each condition after finding its cause this will ensure we are moving to long term outcome solutions.

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Are you seeking another podiatry service that is more suitable to the situation you are experiencing. Please contact our friendly and professional team today on how we can help. Alternatively, you can view the other services we provide.

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Are you seeking another podiatry service that is more suitable to the situation you are experiencing. Please contact our friendly and professional team today on how we can help. Alternatively, you can view the other services we provide.

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Recommending Sporting Shoes: Educating Athletes On Keys To Appropriate Selection

“What is the most appropriate shoe for me?” This may possibly be the most common patient question for any of us who treat athletes of any age or proficiency. I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from beginners to professionals. Many factors weigh into the choice of shoe, including price, past injury and, in sport particularly, shoe size. People who participate in sport often have difficulty finding large enough shoe sizes at a typical sports store.

The reality is many of today’s shoes are not just for playing basketball, they are fashion statements, which slightly complicates the selection process.

So how do we choose and make recommendations for patients? Comfort should be the primary factor above all other factors.

With these findings in mind, how do we recommend the best shoe to our sport-playing patients? For the athletes I treat, I find it is beneficial to add an additional insole, across all ages, but especially in older players. The sock liners that come with basketball shoes are thin and easily replaceable. The lone exception to this is some of the early Kobe Bryant basketball models with Nike. These shoes have exceptionally thick cushioned insoles that one cannot easily replace with an over-the-counter or a custom device. Often, sporting orthotics tend to be flexible and offer more of a custom footbed than a true biomechanically-controlling orthotic. Players like the ability to pivot without too much control.

For players with larger feet, shoes may be difficult to find at the average athletic shoe store. Ordering online directly through the shoe companies frequently offers the best opportunity to buy larger-sized shoes. Unfortunately, this becomes a trial-and-error exercise and one I do not typically recommend. Sometimes it does become the only option.

Today’s sporting shoes offer excellent shock absorption and stability in comparison to older shoe models. Some due diligence may be necessary to find an appropriate shoe for your athletic patients but there are a lot of options available.