The team at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry are committed to helping patients safely and effectively treat their lower limb issues, while also gaining an understanding of the cause of their pain or injury. Not only do we want to rehabilitate and provide effective recovery, but we also focus on the actions that we can implement to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Our running gait analysis Sydney services aim to identify the elements contributing to pain, with the intentions of reducing the risk of re-injury.
Do Pinnacle Offer General Podiatry Services?
Yes. While we specialise in sports podiatry and treating running-related injury, we also provide general podiatry services for all Sydney patients. Pinnacle offer personalised, comprehensive foot care to treat a wide range of lower limb problems. From ingrown toenail treatments to orthotic fittings, diabetic foot check-ups, biomechanical assessment, dry needling, exercise physiology and prolotherapy, Pinnacle cover all facets of sports and general podiatry in Sydney.
How Can I Benefit from A Running Gait Analysis?
You may benefit from Pinnacle’s walking and gait assessment Sydney services or general podiatry services if you are suffering from lower limb injury, discomfort and pain while running. A breakdown of your gait while walking or running can expose potential causes of any misalignment, reoccurring injuries, or discomfort and pain. After we’ve gone through your gait analysis, we can then form a comprehensive plan for your unique gait tendencies.
From there, our podiatry services can improve your mobility and independence through means of prevention and treatment of foot problems. Specialising in running-related injuries, Pinnacle’s breadth of service capability extends from sports podiatry to general podiatry. Not only will we provide effective pain relief, treatment and chronic injury management, but we also provide exceptional preventative practices to keep future problems at bay.
Are Pinnacle’s Podiatrists members of the Australian Podiatry Association?
Yes. All of our podiatrists at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry are active members of the Australian Podiatry Association, as well as Sports Medicine Australia and Sports & Exercise Podiatry Australia. At Pinnacle, we aim to provide comprehensive, effective and evidence-based podiatry treatment, in line with the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can search for Podiatrists accreditation with AHPRA here.
Do I Need A Referral for Running Gait Analysis Sydney?
No – patients do not need a referral to book in with Pinnacle Sports Podiatry. Podiatrists are primary allied health care providers; you can call or book in from our website for a consultation today.
A referral may only be required to qualify for the Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) plan.
Pinnacle Sports Podiatry accept all major private health funds – just check with your health fund if you’re not sure if you’re covered for podiatry care.
Can You Advise on Footwear?
Yes. After your running gait analysis, we will go through the appropriate footwear for your unique lower limb concerns. Our qualified and experienced podiatrists are very knowledgeable when it comes to footwear. We can advise you on the right footwear for running, physical activity, work and general day-to-day wear. During a footwear assessment, Pinnacle’s podiatrists can also advise on whether or not your feet would benefit from orthotics.
Can Pinnacle Organise Medical Imaging?
Yes. To help in the diagnosis of your injury podiatrists are able to refer you under Medicare for things such as x-ray and ultrasound. We are also able to refer privately for MRI when indicated. These are not always necessary to diagnose your injury but can be invaluable at times when further investigation is warranted.