ARE YOU IN PAIN AND LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION?
Sports and musculoskeletal screenings involve gathering information about each individual’s injury history and conducting a series of specific assessments to determine any deficits in muscle strength, stability, control and length as well as joint structure, stability alignment and function that may contribute to an increased risk of injury.
There is increasing evidence that injury rates can be significantly reduced through the implementation of sports-specific and musculoskeletal screenings, combined with appropriate injury prevention programs.
Screenings allow physiotherapists to gain information about:
- History of current and previous injuries, allowing for targeted and improved injury management and future injury prevention planning
- Identify areas of weakness that can be vulnerable to future injury if not targeted with specific exercise prescription
- Track physical changes over time as well as responses to training load in developing athletes, allowing for improved management of high training and competition loading
- Allows for correct exercise prescription for optimum musculoskeletal conditioning to allow for effective sports-specific strengthening and performance.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CONSULT
When should I be screened?
What does it involve?
Whether your goal is to add 10kgs to your squat or to simply be able to play with your children, our physiotherapists can assist in developing an exercise program that is appropriate for your current level of health and fitness.
Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!
Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.
For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.
We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.