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13 Oct

Feet up or hips down

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Article by Emily Donker. Podiatrist, coach and triathlete

Article by Emily Donker.
intraining podiatrist, coach and triathlete

Feet up or hips down

Our podiatry team cover injuries from hip to toe

Injury management is all about perspective. Whilst podiatrists are known for dealing with foot complaints, our scope of practice extends much further than many people realise. Yes – we address all sorts of foot issues, but we are also well versed in the anatomy, injuries and management of issues affecting the ankle, lower leg, knee, upper leg, hip and even the lower back. Seeing one of our intraining podiatrist’s about your hip injury might just provide you with the answers you need by looking at things from a different angle.

Proper movement and function of the lower limbs requires a synergy between all the musculo-skeletal structures, so when movement is compromised or compensation occurs during gait or stance, which can be a tell-tale sign of injury. The structure and function of the feet and legs can contribute towards hip injury in many cases. The opposite can also be true, whereby hip injury leads to a secondary injury further down the chain. Both reasons necessitate a more comprehensive podiatric assessment of the entire lower limb structure and gait.

Foot_MassagePodiatry treatment should always be much more than just orthotics. Particularly when addressing hip injuries, a multi-faceted approach is necessary.

At intraining Running Injury Clinic, our goal in dealing with athletes, is to ensure long-term injury resolution. This requires a more holistic injury assessment and treatment plan, with aim to address the underlying cause of injury, in addition to the acute symptoms.

If you have niggling hips and need a “feet up and hips down” assessment, click on the button to see one of the intraining Running Injury Clinic team. It’s time to get back on the road and running pain free again.

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