Our Podiatrists are able to expertly assess, manage & rehabilitate a wide range of acute and chronic injuries that can affect the feet, ankles & lower extremity.
Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry also offers comprehensive pre & post-surgical rehabilitation services for those patients who have undergone foot & ankle surgery.
Acute injuries are injuries that occur suddenly and are typically from one traumatic event, such as an acute ankle sprain.
The initial management of an acute injury is of utmost importance, as the first 72 hours after an acute injury will often influence the long-term healing & rehabilitation outcome.
Poor management of an acute injury can often lead to the affected musculoskeletal structures progressing in to a chronic injury.
Acute Injury Management
Upon presentation to the clinic your Podiatrist will take a detailed history of how your injury occurred and perform a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose your injury.
You will immediately commence your acute-injury management plan based upon the type and severity of your injury.
If required your Podiatrist will refer you for diagnostic imaging.
We stock a wide range of products to ensure your acute injury receives the best possible care, including;
- Fracture boots (Adult & Child sizes available)
- Ankle & knee braces
- Compression bandages
- Crutches available for hire
Common Acute Injuries
Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry prides itself on being the leading musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinic in the region for;
- Ankle Sprains
- Foot & Ankle Fractures
- Plantar Plate Tears
- Calf Strains
- Achilles Tendonitis
Podiatrists are able to refer for diagnostic imaging including foot & ankle xray, foot & ankle ultrasound, MRI* & CT* imaging.
Priority Injury Appointment Service
Our exclusive Priority Injury Appointment & After Hours Service aims to have your acute injury assessed within 24 hours of contacting the clinic**.
Suffered an acute foot or ankle injury?
Call (02) 6557 2034
The most common biomechanical & musculoskeletal injuries we see are classified as chronic injuries.
Chronic injuries are commonly referred to as ‘overuse injuries’, and can occur as a result of the inadequate healing of an acute injury or result from prolonged repetitive microtrauma developing the injury over time.
Due to the complex nature of chronic injuries we will perform a thorough Biomechanical & Musculoskeletal Assessment in order to accurately diagnose your complaint and identify the factors that are causing your pain.
Common Signs of A Chronic Injury
- ‘Niggles’ / Stiffness / Aches / Pains that come and go, or which ease with increased activity.
- Aches that gradually increase in intensity and become painful over time.
- You notice your movement pattern changing as a result of some aches & pains.
Common Chronic Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis / ‘Heel Spurs’
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI)
- Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome / ‘Shin Splints’
- Peroneal Tendinopathy
- Recurrent Calf Strains
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Common Paediatric Chronic Injuries
- Calcaneal Enthesopathy / ‘Sever’s Disease’
- Patella Enthesopathy / ‘Osgood-Schlatter Disease’
Sufferring a chronic injury?
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Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
If you are interested in our Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation services click here for more information.
* These imaging modalaties are not covered by Medicare if your Podiatrist refers for imaging, there will be out-of-pocket expenses payable to your diagnostic imaging provider. Typically only a specialist may refer for these imaging modalaties in order to qualify for Medicare subsidies.
** Depending on practitioner availability.