What are the benefits of Podiatry?
Although many people think podiatry is only associated with nail and skin care, there are multiple reasons why people turn to us for help.
If you have ever wondered what benefits podiatry can provide, here are 9 skills most people don’t realise Podiatrists have to help you build an amazing life from the feet up.
1. Natural Pain Management
We all know about the harmful effects of many pain relievers. Podiatry offers exercises, treatment and long-term, natural alternatives to strong medication that may lead to addiction and more severe health issues.
2. Pain Prevention
Your podiatrist has many options such as shockwave therapy, dry needling, massage, ultrasound, and taping to improve your joint and muscle function and prevent pain from returning.
3. Improve Mobility
Whether you are having difficulty standing, walking, getting to your feet, or just moving in general, a podiatrist can help by guiding you through stretches and strength exercises to improve your overall mobility.
4. Recovery from Brain Injury or Stroke
Podiatry therapy can help strengthen what has been weakened to improve balance and increase overall mobility. This can include helping clients become more independent at home by focusing on gaining the strength to manage daily activities such as standing and walking as well as helping with general foot care.
5. Manage Women’s Health Challenges
Women’s bodies endure a lot throughout their lifetime and sometimes they need some extra care. Podiatry provides solutions catered to specific women’s health issues such as pregnancy, exercise and age-related changes to make sure their feet don't let them down.
6. Improve Recovery After Surgery
Foot surgery can dramatically change the function of your feet, so having a podiatrist help you post-surgery will help you recover faster and ensure you do so safely.
7. Rehabilitation and Management of Sports Injuries
Sports injury rehabilitation is a major field of care within podiatry. Podiatrists in sports rehabilitation understand the balance between ensuring clients make the best possible recovery, getting them back onto the sports field and preventing future injuries
8. Manage Age-Related Issues
Managing age-related complications such as arthritis, muscle loss or osteoporosis are not easy to deal with on your own. However, podiatrists can provide solutions that allow clients growing older to continue to live a healthy, active life free from pain.
9. Help with nail and skin problems
Podiatry plays a large role in helping keep our client’s feet safe and healthy and one big way we help with nail and skincare. Ingrown or thickened nails, calluses and corns and fungal problems can all be managed safely and effectively by your podiatrist.
The Bottom Line
You don’t have to live with chronic foot or leg pain or limited mobility.
If you are suffering from any type of pain, disease, or chronic illness, contact us today to learn more about how our podiatrists can help you regain mobility and reduce pain, so you can get back to enjoying life.
Need More Help?
If you are experiencing fool or leg problems that limit you or cause you pain, the first thing to do is book an appointment with one of the Podiatrists at Complete Podiatry for a comprehensive assessment to identify what is causing your pain.
Once this is done, we will develop a structured management plan that outlines our best advice for how to help you to return to doing the things you love to do without needing to worry about your feet.
Just call us on 8330 0004, I'll love to talk to you about how we can help you build an amazing life from the feet up!
Yours in helping build amazing lives from the feet up.
Director of Complete Podiatry