Archive | Podiatry Services

Exercise Prescription

At Fix podiatry, we can assess your gait and function to determine areas of weakness that could be strengthened to improve function or reduce pain. Exercise prescription is an important aspect of any rehabilitation program following an injury. Although it may not be painful anymore, the area and surrounding muscles will still be weakened. We […]

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Video Gait analysis

At Fix Podiatry, we use video analysis to record your gait. Each step you take involves many small but rapid movements. It is impossible to identify all these movements for each step with the naked eye. Video gait analysis technology allows us to watch it back at a slower speed and break it down by [...]
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Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are ‘knots’ in the muscles or fascia in the body. These trigger points are hypersensitive contractures which cause shortening, weakening and tightening of the surrounding muscle This can cause pain at the site, or at a distant location where this compromised structure acts such as at the foot, ankle, knee or hip. Trigger […]

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a pain-free, non-invasive, simple treatment that can help with injury healing and pain reduction. It uses similar technology to the ultrasound that is used when a lady is pregnant to view the baby, only a different frequency that doesn’t produce an image, but rather a therapeutic effect. Therapeutic ultrasound uses high-frequency sound […]

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Therapeutic LASER

Therapeutic LASER is also known as ‘cold LASER’ or ‘Low-Level LASER’ therapy. LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Because it is such a mouthful, we will always refer to it as LASER. Therapeutic LASER is a useful clinical tool in Podiatry as it helps to reduce pain and promote the […]

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Foot and ankle mobilization

Mobilization is recognised and certified by the Australian Podiatry Council. It is a gentle hands-on technique that is often also used by physios. Mobilization is used on stiff or poorly aligned joints or bones to improve the function of the joint and increase the available range of motion. This allows the joint to move more […]

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Finch Therapy

Finch therapy is a therapy used to realign the body, specifically the focusing on the pelvis. It is non-invasive and doesn’t involve any mobilization or manipulation of joints. Finch Therapy works by simply identifying an underactive muscle and doing a simple exercise to ‘switch it back on’. When the muscle is switched on, it then […]

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Orthotic Therapy

Orthotics are like structured insoles that are designed to support your feet and there are many different types available to suit your individual need. Often orthotics are used to help improve the foot alignment and function to reduce pain or discomfort in the feet or legs. Orthotics are commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis, other […]

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Diabetic Foot Assessments

It is very important for people with diabetes to have their feet checked regularly by a qualified podiatrist. Diabetes affects the body in many ways and can have many effects on the feet. It can reduce the blood supply or quality of blood flow to your feet or reduce the sensation in your feet or […]

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General Foot Care

General foot care is important for keeping your feet healthy, comfortable and pain free. Our podiatrists are university qualified and use equipment that is specially designed for the job to give you the best results we can. Fix Podiatry offers many general foot care services. This includes, but is not limited to: Toe nail trimming […]

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