Podiatry @ Robina Sports & Spinal, 8 Minutes Away From Reedy Creek

SPORTS & SPINAL ROBINA

Podiatry

Robina

HQ Building, Level 336/58 Riverwalk AvRobina QLD 4226

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Podiatry @ Sports and Spinal Podiatrists are highly skilled in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of common foot and lower limb injuries.

If you are suffering from pain or problems with your feet, ankles and lower legs our fully qualified podiatrists at Robina are dedicated to working with you to address your goals, relieve pain, regain mobility and effectively treat your foot problems.

Our podiatrists at Robina are focused on understanding clients’ clinical and lifestyle needs to develop a comprehensive, practical and individualised treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, the client is empowered to develop self-management strategies that are targeted towards maximising the benefit of treatment over the long term.

Whether you are looking to prevent an ongoing injury, restore function or improve mobility, or general podiatry treatment, Sports & Spinal’s podiatrist can offer you the best advice and treatment to get you back to your full potential.

To see how we can assist you, click the book now button below.

Our Podiatry services include:

General Foot Care, Sports Injuries, Running Injuries, Foot and Lower Limb Injuries, Heel Pain/Heel spurs, Footwear Advice, Video Gait Analysis, Running/Sports Orthotics, Work and Casual Orthotics, Paediatric Conditions, Diabetic Foot Care, Ingrown Toenail Management, Warts/Verrucas, Diabetic Care and Children’s Foot Care.

Robina Sports & Spinal is NDIS registered and accepts Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Conveniently located near Merrimac, MudgeerabaVarsity Lakes, Reedy Creek, Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Waters, Tallai, Worongary and Carrara.

We believe in understanding the whole picture and background, taking the time to work through this and develop a full understanding is of the highest priority.

Your appointment will include:

  • A discovery phase includes history taking, understanding expectations, goals, current level of understanding, barriers and desired outcomes
  • Hands-on assessment and diagnosis
  • Functional assessment – depending on the presenting condition, biomechanical assessment involves thorough sport or activity specific testing and evaluation
  • Treatment
  • An improvement plan mapped out to get you to where you need to be

The plantar fascia is situated under the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. It attaches to both the heel and the toes.  During movement, the central part plays an important functional role by helping the arch lift during propulsion. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of plantar heel pain and 1 in 10 people may experience it in their lifetime.

A positive is that 90% of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis can be successfully treated without surgical intervention. At Sports and Spinal Podiatry, our approach is to work with you to create the best environment for reducing plantar heel pain levels and improving your quality of life as quickly as possible. It is common to start seeing reductions in discomfort levels within the first 2-3 weeks of treatment with our Podiatrists. It is also common to be able to reduce overall pain levels to a very manageable level over a 3-to-6-month period. In some cases, even sooner.

We conduct a thorough screening during your initial consultation, so we are able to give you and your GP valuable information about your foot health status. This screening also allows us to appropriately educate you about looking after your feet and overall health.

More specifically our diabetic foot assessments include:

A Vascular Study:

We use both a Doppler Study and an Ankle Brachial Index test to give you valuable information in regard to the risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease.

By combining information from both tests gives us vital information to give an accurate account of your vascular status with the ability to track this species over time.

Dermatological Observation:

Checking for obvious signs of deterioration and high-risk areas. Recommendations to address these areas are made directly to you (e.g. diabetic friendly footwear, soft pressure offloading orthoses) including setting regular podiatry treatments as required to maintain their feet.

Peripheral Nerve Testing:

Conducted using a monofilament and tuning fork. This allows us to detect any early signs of peripheral nerve deterioration and set a baseline for future assessments. If current or future deterioration is detected, then we pass this information onto your GP for possible further investigation into diabetic status.

Musculoskeletal & Physical Activity Assessment:

We are identifying any potential physical weaknesses and then educating you about how to improve these. This may include giving strength and conditioning exercises that not only help prevent stubborn overuse injuries but also help promote blood flow to the peripherals. An overall discussion about how regular exercise is important for helping regulate blood sugar and overall health is usually incorporated into this assessment.

Footwear Assessment:

Make sure your current footwear is not placing you at risk from complications from friction or pressure. Appropriate recommendations are made about which footwear is best for casual, work and exercise wear. The correct footwear can also make a difference in helping prevent overuse injuries, especially for those beginning an exercise regime to help lose weight.

For those who have diabetes, it is essential to have regular visits with a Podiatrist, to ensure mobility and prevention of long term foot complications.

Sever’s disease is an acute injury to the growth plate at the back of the heel which is most common in young athletes. It is most common between the ages of 10-12.

In children, there is a growth plate located where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. During periods of rapid growth, the calf muscle and Achilles tendon become tighter causing excessive forces through the growth plate. Forcible and repeated contraction of the calf muscle can injure the growth plate causing pain.

Symptoms:

  • Pain where the Achilles inserts into the heel pain
  • Pain increases during exercise
  • Tender through the back of the heel and may be some localised swelling

Causes:

  • Tightness/Weakness through the calf complex
  • Foot biomechanics
  • Overtraining
  • Playing sport on hard surfaces
  • Inadequate footwear

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity Modification
  • Icing
  • Foot Tapping
  • Padding
  • Heel Raises
  • Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Calf/Achilles Stretching and Strengthening
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotic Therapy

Morton’s Neuroma is typically described as a compression of the nerve that runs in between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.  Due to compression, this can cause scar tissue to form and an enlargement of the intermetatarsal nerve. A Morton’s Neuroma usually occurs in an unstable foot type and/or wearing tight-fitting footwear for extended periods of time.

An unstable foot type has the effect of causing instability in the forefoot, this instability increases the movement of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal and as a result, causes the irritation and impingement of the nerve.

Wearing tight-fitting footwear causes a squeezing effect through the forefoot and therefore impingement of the nerve through compression forces.

The pain is generalised through the ball of the foot and can be described as a shooting/burning pain, which worsens while weight-bearing and wearing tight-fitting footwear.  Pain may radiate through the 3rd and 4th toes.  Pins and needles or sharp shooting pain may be experienced when the forefoot is squeezed together and pressure is applied to the foot.

Treatment May Include: 

Conservative Management Includes Icing, Massage, Foot Taping, Padding, Stretching, Foot Strengthening, Adequate Footwear, Footwear Modification or Function Foot Orthoses.

Injections of local anesthetic or cortisone may also be used by Sports Physicians to help relieve painful symptoms.

Our Podiatrists are equipped with the right tools and equipment to be able to take great care of your feet. We attend to Ingrown Nails, Curved Nails, Thicken Nails, Hard Nails, Fungal Infections, Cracked Heals, Callus/Corns, Plantar Warts, Bunions and more.

We offer a full range of foot care services to meet and exceed all of your foot health needs.

Ingrown toenails are toe nails that tend to grow inwards and dig into the flesh of the toe, causing redness, swelling and even infection when left untreated.

Ingrown toenails can be caused by incorrectly cutting toenail techniques and incorrect footwear.

Your podiatrist may have to perform a  partial toenail avulsion procedure, it is a safe and effective treatment that is performed by an experienced podiatrist under local anaesthesia. The aim of the procedure is to remove enough of the nail, generally without the toe being cut or stitched. Followed by the application of a chemical that prevents that small part of the nail from regrowing. Your toe will then be carefully dressed to assist with the healing and protect the surgery site from any infection.

Follow up appointments will be made with our Podiatrist until fully healed, however, the pain will ease within a few days.

Orthotics, more correctly termed here as Foot Orthoses, are shoe inserts that are placed into your footwear to assist rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries. These can be either non-custom or custom foot orthoses and both can play an important role in treatment depending on the condition, the amount of support that is required and the time frame you have been suffering from the condition.

Custom foot orthoses are prescribed from your specific biomechanical measurements and exact dimensions of your feet to assist in an overall treatment plan to alleviate long-standing foot, ankle, knee, and hip pain.

They are often best used alongside physical therapy to aid in deloading injured soft tissue structures so that they are better able to heal and recover. It is important to understand however they are not a magical cure, nor do they train your arches to set them higher despite some misleading information you may come across. Used as part of an overall treatment plan they can be a very valuable addition to getting you back to pain-free movement.

Custom foot orthoses may assist in helping treat the following conditions:

Plantar fasciitis/Heel Spur Syndrome, Achilles Tendinopathy, Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction, Peroneal Muscle Tendinopathies, Midfoot Arthritis, Painful Bunions, Big Toe Joint Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Morton’s Neuroma, Intermetatarsal Bursitis, Metatarsalgia, Diabetic Ulcers, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Shin Splints, Sever’s Disease and Persistent Calf Tears

At Sports & Spinal Podiatry we have the latest & highest quality foot orthoses technology. We take pride in ensuring your customised foot orthoses are designed and made to the highest quality using the latest materials & most accurate methods; such as 3D laser scanning technology and computer-aided design and manufacturing.

What is a Shockwave?
A shockwave is essentially a PRESSURE DISTURBANCE that propagates rapidly through a MEDIUM.

What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment in which a device is used to pass acoustic shockwaves through the skin to the affected area. It aims to improve pain, function, and quality of life in conjunction with other treatments.

Common conditions we treat with Shockwave?

  • Plantar Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • And More

How does it work?
It is trying to take affected soft tissue from a more chronic state to an acute state. Doing so provides a stimulus to a ‘stalled’ repair sequence.
The full details of how it does this are yet to be identified, but some of the effects are related to:

  • Mechanical Stimulation
  • Increased Local Blood Flow
  • Increase In Cellular Activity
  • Transient Analgesic Effect On Afferent Nerves
  • Break Down Calcific Deposits (primarily, but not exclusively in tendon)

When will you see the results?
This varies between individuals, but it is not uncommon to start feeling a reduction in pain levels after your first session. The benefit of a reduction in pain last for months. The actual tissue repair effects also continue in the months following. This combined with addressing all contributing factors, will ensure maximum positive outcomes.

How many sessions are required?
Most clinical research has used between 3 to 5 sessions, but up to 8 sessions may be needed in more stubborn cases.
The time between sessions is 4 to 7 days – Ideally no longer than two weeks.

Is it claimable on Private Health?
We use these codes to split the following charges to help you get a maximum rebate back if you have private health for Podiatry. Please check if you are unsure if you are covered.

Codes 014 or 012 – Standard consultation
Code 145 – Electrophysical Therapy

Session costs
Initial consultation (30min) – $145
Follow-up consultations (20/30min) – $115/$145

Is Shockwave Therapy all I need to do?
It is a beneficial adjunct to treatment, but it should not be used as a sole treatment. Working with your Podiatrist or Physiotherapist to address ALL the contributing factors is VITAL for overall success with your rehabilitation.

Why EMS Doloclast Shockwave Therapy?
Bench studies demonstrate that the DolorClast® Radial Shock Waves delivers up to 200% more energy density than competing devices at frequencies of 15 Hz and above and maximum pressure. This means three times more energy for better treatment outcomes.

Where?
Sports & Spinal Sippy Downs
9 Ochre Way, Sippy Downs
Phone: (07) 5322 5644

Who?
Our Podiatrists at Sports & Spinal are experienced in treating the musculoskeletal condition of the feet and lower limbs. Through working alongside other allied health professionals, we are trained in looking at the whole picture and using the appropriate treatment modalities to help get you back to full function and beyond.

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

OUR TEAM

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Joel Erskine

Podiatrist - General Care, Sports & Exercise

Living an active lifestyle led Joel into the health field and completing his Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast where he was born and raised. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and abilities and has a strong focus on delivering high-quality patient care through current evidence and a patient centred approach.

With an extensive sporting background of Surf Lifesaving and Soccer, Joel has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, lower limb pain, and sporting injuries. Assisting his patients by guiding and supporting each of them to return to their active lifestyle with a personalised approach.

Joel has completed further experience and qualifications in areas such as orthotic and footwear prescription, rehabilitation exercises, nail laser, shockwave therapy and dry needling.

Other aspects of Podiatry Joel is highly qualified in is general foot and nail care, diabetic assessments, fungal nail treatment, and nail surgeries.

In Joel’s spare time you will find him either in the ocean enjoying the waves or with his wife walking their two French Bulldogs.

Joel is available for podiatry appointments at our Robina and Broadbeach locations.

POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling. 

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement. 

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs! 

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling. 

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern. 

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today! 

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POST KNEE OP - Some simple tips from our team!

Here’s 5 ways how physiotherapy can help you post knee Op 🦵🏻

1. Compression: improve blood circulation, improve pain and reduce swelling.

2. Assess Range of Motion: Restore normal joint movement.

3. Prescribe Strengthening Exercises: help you regain strength through your lower limbs!

4. Manual Therapy: improve blood circulation, reduce pain and reduce swelling.

5. Gait Retraining: regain normal gait pattern.

If you are post knee op and think physiotherapy would benefit you then get in touch with our team today!

#sportsandspinal #sportsandspinalphysio #physiotherapy #physio #health #exercise #exercisephysiology #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealth #kneepain #rehab #manueltherapy
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March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility. 

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis. 

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms. 

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio

March marks ‘March Into Yellow’ which a campaign aimed at raising awareness about endometriosis and it’s prevalence in Australian women 💛

Endometriosis affects women differently, but it is commonly known to cause severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and/or urination, chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety, and infertility.

Roughly, 1 in 9 Australian females develop endometriosis.

Early diagnosis and treatment to help manage endo symptoms is best practice. The women’s health team at Sports & Spinal can help to manage common endo symptoms.

Get in touch with your Sports & Spinal Women’s Health Physio to learn more today👉 Head to our bio
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Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

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Trendsetters in our @sportsandspinalcaloundra clinic in their @archiesfootwear slides

Available across our clinic locations. Get your feet in a pair of archie slides today 🩴

#archies #slides #footwear #archiesfootwear #archiesthongs #archsupport #physio #podiatry #summer
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Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what's best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️ 

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health. 

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!

Eat Well. Live Well🕺

Sounds simple enough but sometimes it’s actually more difficult than we first thought. Especially when it comes to your gut health. With so much information on ‘what`s best to do’ it can be hard to determine what is the right way to look after your gut health 🤷‍♀️

Our Dietitian team can help! They’re experts when it comes to all things food, nutrition and making sure you’re eating the right things to benefit your gut health.

👉Head to our bio to book in with our Dietitian team today!
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✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise 

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

#sportsandspinalphysio #sportsandspinal #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthprofessionals #diet #dietician #dietetics #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealthmonth #health #wellbeing #education

✨GUT HEALTH MONTH ✨

One of the ways we can support a healthy gut is to increase our variety of plant-based foods high in fibre and antioxidants. Fibre is essential for gut health as it promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria which has been shown to support brain health, mood, nutrient absorption and digestion, reducing inflammation and also reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.

In this reel our Dietician Georgia shares her top 5 gut-friendly snack options for when you’re on the go.

VEGIE STICKS + HUMMUS
Aim for a variety of coloured fruit and veg! Boost fibre by adding a side of carrots or baby cucumber to your usual snacks – this small change can reduce your risk of chronic disease development by 30%!

NUTS
Gut bacteria feed on the prebiotic fibre found in nuts resulting in the production of short chain fatty acid Butyrate- higher levels of Butyrate is associated with improved mood, gut motility and better appetite control.

TUNA & BARLEY
Barley is an essential wholegrain that can also help to reduce cholesterol levels. Mixed snacks containing tuna & wholegrains is a delicious and filling snack high in protein and fibre.

LEGUMES
1/3 cup cooked legumes (chickpeas, lentils, blackbeans) provide up to 10% daily fibre requirements! Munch on some roasted chickpeas or throw a can of lentils into your spaghetti bolognaise

WHOLEGRAIN CRACKERS
Wholegrains provide important source of magnesium, iron, iodine, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. They also contain important source of insoluble fibre which can help manage constipation!

#sportsandspinalphysio #sportsandspinal #alliedhealthprofessionals #alliedhealthprofessionals #diet #dietician #dietetics #guthealth #guthealthmatters #guthealthmonth #health #wellbeing #education
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It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health! 

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health. 

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽

It’s Gut Health Month and we have some gut friendly recipes that you can easily implement into your weekly diet that will improve your Gut Health!

You would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your overall health.

Head to our to get cooking your Gut Health recipes 🍽
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Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!

Now is the time⏱️

Book with the Runaway Bay team today and start kicking your 2024 health goals! With a range of services available our team can get you back to feeling your best 💪

Head to our bio to book with our team today!
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For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪
 
Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best. 

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌

For the month of Feb we celebrate our wonderful guts! That’s right, we will be shining a light on the amazing work that our guts do to keep us healthy 💪

Plus, we’ll provide some tips on how we can look after our gut so that it can keep doing what it does best.

Did you know that our Dietitian team can assist with gut health? Head to our bio to learn more about how our Dietitian team can help you 🙌
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