At the Munno Para Clinic, we have state-of-the-art equipment for assessing gait problems, so we can give an accurate analysis and diagnosis of any issues with the feet and lower limbs. We are able to study our patients’ movements by looking at video playback frame by frame.
This allows us to pinpoint sports injuries and other trauma to the lower limbs, and can also be useful in assessing sports shoes for performance and suitability. By studying musculoskeletal and biomechanical foot and lower leg injuries in this way, we can ultimately provide our clients with a more accurate and personalised treatment plan.
To improve the function of your foot when walking, and to protect it from strain, orthotic therapy is the ideal solution for many of our clients. Orthotics help to align your feet, making movement more comfortable and relieving pressure on other parts of the body, including the knees, shins and lower back.
Using specialised Orthotech 3D equipment and software, we can create custom orthotics which are designed and manufactured to suit your individual requirements.
A Trigger Point (TP) is a small, often painful contraction of muscle fibres that can develop due to abnormal muscle function, compensatory movements for pain and other problems (myofascial pain syndrome).
TPs prevent normal muscle function by causing stiffness in the muscle and subsequent muscle and skeletal compensations as well as localised and referred pain.
Shock Wave Therapy is also known as Acoustic Wave Therapy and Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy ESWT.
Shockwave therapy use sound waves to stimulate the body’s immune system and regenerative mechanism in healing damaged tissues and releasing contracted stiffened and shortened muscle tissue.
Shock Wave technology effectively stimulates the body’s intrinsic repair mechanisms to restore normal tissue and heal injured tissue.
Re-vascularisation occurs in the target tissues, producing new blood vessels which improves blood flow and removal of waste products. Shock Wave therapy essentially turns a chronic injury into an acute injury by its action on damaged tissue. The collagen in the damaged tissue gradually regenerates and the damaged area eventually heals. In other words, Shock Wave Therapy is all about activating the body’s self-healing abilities to regenerate the damaged tissues.
Surgery will provide a permanent cure for ingrowing toenails with the best cosmetic result.
Ingrowing toenails are the most common reasons for foot surgery. In most cases surgery can be provided at the Prospect Podiatry clinic under local anaesthesia.
We have evolved our techniques in nail surgery from traditional procedures, these new techniques limit the pain and time required away from normal activity and optimise the cosmetic appearance of the toe.
Foot problems can be common in people who have diabetes, as the skin is more susceptible to wear and tear due to the reduced sensation and blood flow in the feet. This also means that problems are often detected later than they should, and healing can be slower, putting the person at risk. Diabetic ulcers and more serious health issues can subsequently result.
It’s therefore important to get your feet assessed regularly by your podiatrist and we can do this at Apex Podiatry Clinic. Our podiatrists will measure blood flow volume and pulse rate using Doppler Ultrasound and will identify early changes in nerve competency.