At Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham we pride ourself on offering the very best “hands on” manual therapy treatments to our Bayside patients.
Welcome to Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham. With over 10 years experience we provide the following sports podiatry services to the bayside community to get the best results for lower limb and foot pain issues.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy Sandringham
Is one of the unique and effective manual therapy treatments we offer at Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy helps to alleviate foot pain and stiffness by using specific manipulation techniques to increase joint movement. This treatment is very beneficial for conditions such as foot arthritis, bunions, heel pain and toe deformities.
Our podiatrist will also implement a home exercise program to stretch, strengthen and stabilise the soft tissues and joints in the feet, for long term results.
Shock Wave Therapy Sandringham
Shock wave therapy is a clinically proven and effective treatment for chronic foot and ankle injuries, such as chronic heel pain and Achilles Tendinopathy.
The research shows our specific Dolocast Shock wave therapy machine is effective at resolving heel pain in 70-80% of patients.
This advanced therapy uses high pressure acoustic frequencies to pass through the injured tissues to initiate cellular repair and healing. Stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Customised foot orthotics may be necessary when the foot is not functioning properly. This can be down to genetic foot posture or long term injury. When the foot is not functioning properly muscles in the leg and feet work harder, causing pain and fatigue.
Poor foot function can also cause problems further up the body such as knee and hip pain and fatigue.
At Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham customised foot orthotics will be dependant on foot function and the severity of the conditions. Orthotics can be temporary to allow specific injuries to heal and rehabilitate or long term for ongoing support. This is a discussion the treating podiatrist will have with you during your consultation.
At Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham we use the latest technology, such as 3D digital scanners to take mould of your feet. All of our orthotics are made locally in Melbourne, using high quality materials and workmanship. Our orthotics are as practical and comfortable as possible, and easily altered if necessary.
Permanent Ingrown Toenail Surgery Sandringham
Ingrown toenails can occur from the wrong cutting technique, nail trauma and/or curved nails. This causes the edge of the nail to pierce into the skin as the nail grows, causing a bacterial infection. Permanent ingrown toenail surgery is necessary if the ingrown toenail is ongoing or severe.
Ingrown toenail surgery is done using a local anaesthetic, to numb the toe, so that no pain can be felt during the procedure. During your consultation the podiatrist will explain all of your treatment options and give specific treatment advice.
Is a safe and effective injectable to help repair injured and weakened tendons and ligaments in the foot and ankle.
The prolotherapy solution is a combinations of 25% glucose and local anaesthetic. This solution increases fibroblast activity within the body, which stimulates collagen production. The collagen forms new connective tissue fibres within the tendon and ligaments.
This therapy is available at Well Heeled Podiatry Sandringham and is popular for Achilles Tendon injures and lateral ankle sprains and instability. Prolothearpy works best with a progressive load program to strengthen and repair tendon and ligament injuries.
Dry Needling Sandringham
The aim of dry needling is to release trigger points within the soft tissue to achieve a local “ twitch response”. Releasing the trigger points allows the muscle to relax and lengthen, restoring normal muscle function. This form of treatment is popular as it is very gentle but effective for acute or chronic lower leg and foot pain.
Tool Assisted Sports Massage Sandringham
Specific hand held tools, pressure and techniques allow the breakdown of these connective tissue adhesions. Tool assisted massage is a highly effective treatment for plantar fasciitis and heel pain. It improves blood flow, removes toxins and aids the body in absorbing scar tissue and healing.