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Podiatry is devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. The Gold Coast Foot Centre podiatrists consult to Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health at both Runaway Bay & Burleigh clinics and provide professional diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Patients of all ages are treated for any condition resulting from postural and gait abnormalities, bone and joint disorders, soft tissue and muscular pathologies, neurological and circulatory disorders.
Our podiatrists have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain resulting from injuries sustained in sport and other physical activities. They are the current consulting podiatrists for:
- Gold Coast Titans NRL team
- Gold Coast Suns AFL team
- Brisbane Lions AFL team
- Queensland Reds Rugby Union team
- Queensland Firebirds Netball team
Biomechanics and Sports Medicine
Poor foot posture and function is a major cause of a variety of foot and lower limb complaints. People involved in sport and physical activity are more prone to injuries arising from poor foot and lower limb function.
Our podiatrists determine an individual’s specific needs by careful assessment of the anatomy and function of their feet and legs. Treatment is aimed at achieving optimal biomechanics for a particular individual’s capacity and activity level. The podiatrist may recommend specific footwear models, exercise programs, changes to training regimens and if required, the prescription of custom-made foot orthoses.
Orthoses are customised shoe inserts individually prescribed to optimise foot function in the prevention and treatment of foot and lower limb complaints.
Developmental changes within the feet and lower limbs continue to occur from birth until the end of adolescence. Some children are prone to certain complaints as a result of these changes. Early intervention can treat/prevent problems arising from changes associated with growth and development.
Our podiatrists will thoroughly examine and give advice regarding complications affecting the lower limb as a result of systemic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes. Such diseases can predispose sufferers to joint degeneration / deformity, circulatory and/or neurological deficits. Podiatric intervention can help to maintain the mobility of these individuals, enabling them to carry out a more active lifestyle.
General Foot Care
Our podiatrists use specific instruments for effective treatment of skin and nails problems including corns, callus, and ingrown toenails. Our Podiatrists are qualified to perform the surgical removal and prevention of chronic ingrown toenails.
- For more information on our podiatrist go to Darren Gaffney, GCPSH consultant Podiatrist in Our Team.