Rouse Hill's Top Podiatrists
At our clinic, we specialise in helping our clients live pain-free through a combination of biomechanics, gait analysis, and orthotic therapy – all of which work together to help diagnose, manage, and treat common conditions.
Your Local Podiatrists
We help clients live pain-free using a unique blend of biomechanical and gait analysis, and orthotic therapy.
We work alongside Physiotherapists to help manage and treat common lower limb conditions such as Achilles tendinitis, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, ACL and MCL injuries. Whilst Physiotherapists assess and manage macromechanical issues through progressive loading and exercise-based rehabilitation, a podiatrist utilises a complementary approach to foot and lower limb micromechanics. Coupled together, you get a holistic and comprehensive approach to your treatment and care.
Currently, our podiatry clinic serves patients throughout Western Sydney, providing a range of services including sports podiatry, biomechanical and gait analysis, and custom orthotic fabrication.
Biomechanics Assessment and Gait Analysis
Biomechanics is the science of how the body moves as a whole – and it’s our main focus.
Having an in-depth understanding of biomechanics is important because different parts of the body do not function in isolation from each other; it’s important to understand how the function of one joint is affected by those above and below it. This is why we commonly treat areas that are further away from the area of concern.
Taking into consideration the movement of your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints as a whole cohesive unit rather than individual components means we can get a true picture of how you are moving and identify the true source of your pain.
What happens during a biomechanical assessment?
Using the latest technology coupled with two decades of experience, we invite you to participate in a series of movement patterns such as walking and running. Using specialised instruments and an expert clinical eye to analyse your movement patterns, we evaluate the timing, range of motion and foot postures to ensure they are functioning well.
In addition to any treatment prescribed by your treating Physiotherapist, your podiatrist may take 3D scans of your feet and prescribe a custom orthotic insert or other device to help support your feet or improve joint alignment. Often, addressing the issue from both ends by offloading physical stress on the body whilst improving its capacity yields improved and longer-term results than simply addressing one contributing factor.
Treating the cause, not the symptoms
Breaking down your biomechanics piece by piece helps us understand why you may be experiencing pain or dysfunction, and then isolate the structure that is creating the problem. Finding the actual cause of your pain means you can avoid temporary treatments that just mask the symptoms, and we can work on permanently fixing the root cause.
Every foot is different, so our podiatry team takes great care to tailor a treatment pathway that will give you great results.
Efficient treatment for chronic or acute injuries
We know what it’s like to have your passion for your sport marred by pain and discomfort. Sports such as running, triathlon, soccer, cricket, rugby and rugby league can be tough on your body, but working with the right team of health allied professionals ensures an efficient and effective treatment that will help you remain in optimum condition.
Suffering through niggles, aches, and injuries don’t have to be a part of your life: using sports podiatry coupled with effective physio treatment, you can regain the strength, speed, and agility to help you perform at your best.
Personalised treatment for sports injuries
Using our extensive knowledge of lower limb mechanics, our team can accurately assess, manage and correct both acute and chronic pain. No matter what sport you play we’ve got you covered with holistic treatment using our unique combination of podiatry and physio in one clinic.
We can offer:
- Sports Podiatry
- Orthotic therapy specific to your sport
- Sports screening and performance assessments
- Highly skilled treatment of ACL injuries and other lower limb complaints such as Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
Our unique ‘macro & micromechanics’ approach results in a personalised treatment plan leading to improved performance, increased long-term strength and improved recovery time.
Identifying the cause of your pain also means we can treat the root cause, reducing the likelihood of the injury recurring in the future.
In addition to many of the injuries and issues that adults suffer from, there are several conditions that specifically affect children.
Does your child have growing pains?
Often referred to as ‘growing pains’, Sever’s Disease is technically known as calcaneal apophysitis. This foot pain is caused by inflammation of the growth plates and often affects tweens and early teens as kids go through a rapid growth spurt between around 9 – 12 years of age.
If your child is complaining of a sore foot that is aching at the back or bottom of their heel area, particularly when playing sports or running, it could well be because of calcaneal apophysitis.
What causes kids’ heel pain?
Children grow rapidly from the age of nine to their early teens, forcing their muscles and soft tissues to become tight. This in turn places additional forces on the back of the heel bone that then translate to the calcaneal growth plate.
For kids, this pain often becomes worse when walking or running and differs from adult heel pain in that it does not settle down after some movement to loosen up the area.
If your child plays a high-impact sport such as soccer, netball, football, dancing, or gymnastics, they are at the highest risk of calcaneal apophysitis. The good news is that this condition is definitely treatable and will resolve over time with appropriate management.
What does Sever’s Disease feel like?
Children usually complain of pain in the back and bottom of their heel when they are active. Pain is often reported as a dull ache that makes it difficult to load their heel. It can be experienced in one or both feet and often causes children to walk on their toes in an attempt to offload their heels. They may limp on the playing field and report being tired.
Seeing an experienced podiatrist will give you the treatment options your child needs to continue their happy, active and pain-free childhood.
Simple and non-invasive treatments such as temporary heel lifts inside the shoe or custom orthotics usually bring children great relief. With the addition of targeted physical therapy and a small period of reduced activity, this common condition typically resolves relatively quickly.
At our podiatry clinic, we make custom-made EVA orthotics that are very user-friendly and comfortable. EVA provides a balance of softness, flexibility and support making it an ideal material for custom-made orthotics.
Our orthotic devices are carefully designed for comfort and finished with an expert eye to ensure the best clinical outcomes for our clients. Used in combination with hands-on care and allied therapies, orthotic devices help to establish a stable base of gait and foot posture correction, which allows the body’s natural biomechanics movements to adjust to a normal range of motion.
Our principal podiatrist Trent Baker uses precision 3D scanning techniques to accurately capture the unique curves and profile of your foot. Then, the scan is programmed into a robotic milling machine which produces an accurately tailored and customised device.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. Please view our terms and conditions page for updates to our cancellation policy.
- Do you service NDIS patients?
Although we are not NDIS registered, we are still able to treat patients with NDIS plans if they are self-managed or plan-managed.
- Can I catch public transport?
Yes, there is a bus stop on Windsor Road, 1 minute from the clinic.
- Do I need a referral?
Short answer is NO, you will need a referral from your GP if you want to make a claim through CTP, Medicare or WorkCover.
- Do you bulk bill under Medicare?
Yes, we bill the WorkCover provider, approved employers, DVA, Injurynet or CTP insurer directly. We need you to bring along the relevant details for the insurance company or compensable body as soon as possible. If you are on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program, we can help you to claim your Medicare rebate on the spot.
- How can I pay for my appointment?
You can pay using EFTPOS, credit card, or cash. We also have HICAPS, which allows you to make a claim through your private health insurance provider. HICAPS offers the convenience of processing claims instantly.
- What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring any and all previous X-Rays, CT scans, Ultrasounds, and MRI’s to your assessment consultation. It is also a good idea to wear clothing that will allow us to properly assess you, such as shorts, singlets, sports bras, and loose clothing.
- Is there onsite parking available?
Yes, we are located in the Old Rouse Hill Village, next to pizza hut. There is onsite parking with disabled parking right outside the door or parking located next door in the Village centre carpark.