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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your foot or ankle
  • Pain in your heel
  • Difficulty walking, putting weight on affected foot
  • Difficulty standing for prolonged periods
  • Instability in your ankle
  • “Clicky” ankle
  • Frequent and ongoing ankle sprains
  • Swelling of your ankle

We can help! From sporting injuries to foot biomechanics, physiotherapists are experts in the human body and movement.

Common conditions we treat include

  • Ligament sprains (ATFL, CFL, High Ankle Sprain)
  • Sever’s disease
  • Fat pad impingement
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma

Causes

Pain in your foot can be caused by an acute trauma (eg. fall, hit or accident) or sub-optimal foot biomechanics such as flat feet. Heel pain can occur in young, physically active children too as they reach puberty.

Acute ankle injuries are very common especially in sports such as netball, basketball, soccer and football. A sprained ankle is the most common injury in a sporting population. It occurs when your ankle excessively rolls inwards or outwards, resulting in overstretching and injury of your ligaments. Ongoing instability can be caused by muscle weakness, hence it is important to seek treatment when an ankle sprain occurs.

As each individual is unique, there can be a variety of causes for your calf and leg pain. Your physiotherapist at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will carry out a thorough assessment to establish an accurate diagnosis and contributing factors of your ankle pain.

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Treatment

Once a diagnosis is established, we will provide you with the correct advice, education and hands on treatment to assist you in your treatment of your ankle or foot pain.

We offer a range of treatment options depending on your particular complaint and goals, consisting of:

  • Muscle/soft tissue therapy – Trigger point release, myofascial release, massage
  • Dry needling/Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Joint manipulation
  • Taping
  • Foot orthotics and support
  • Ergonomic advice
  • Rehabilitation, strengthening and education programs
  • Pilates
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound