Foot and Ankle Rehab
Surgical Decision Making
Although we advocate for non-invasive, conservative and holistic treatment options, there are cases where surgery is the best or only option that will assist you with your specific injury or condition. At Melbourne Sports Podiatry, we provide a complete end-to-end service addressing both pre and post-surgical treatment plans to assist you with your injury or condition to help you to return to a normal and active lifestyle quicker.
The Importance of Sport Podiatry Services PRIOR to Foot & Ankle Surgery
Rehabilitation is often seen as an activity that is taken after a major change such as a surgery. However, it is just as important pre-surgery as it is post-surgery. Activation and strengthening of the main structures below your hips, in your lower leg, ankle and feet prior to surgery has been indicated to be an effective way to reduce recovery time post-surgery, and to get you back on your feet in no time.
In many cases, the option to undertake surgery will take anywhere from weeks to months to come to fruition. In these cases, it’s highly recommended by Surgeons and Allied Health Professionals that you get a step ahead and begin early rehabilitation. Another benefit of early rehabilitation is that it gives your podiatrist a greater understanding of your body and your performance at a baseline measurement. This will also allow them to communicate and provide additional information that may be helpful to the surgeon prior to completing the procedure.
The Importance of Sports Podiatry services POST Foot and Ankle Surgery
While it’s important to begin your rehabilitation pre-surgery – it is just as, if not more vital to continue this well after your surgery. Post-surgery rehabilitation will ensure that you’re able to meet and exceed performance levels against your benchmark, and to also ensure injury prevention in the future.
Melbourne Sports Podiatry has a Rehabilitation Centre in Bay Street Brighton and Chapel St South Yarra, which contains a gym floor, pilates equipment, access to pool facilities next to the rehabilitation centre in Brighton, and much more. We ensure that you are provided with all the tools and elite facilities necessary to properly, safely and comfortably undergo rehabilitation. Alongside our sports podiatry services, this combination that we provide is what we believe to be the minimum so that our patients are given every chance to achieve their goals and return back to sport or activity in their allocated timeframe.
- Bunion Surgery
- Hammertoe Surgery
- Stress and Acute Foot and Ankle Fractures
- Fibular and Tibial Fractures
- Metatarsal Surgery including 5th Met Fractures
- Lisfranc and other Midfoot Surgical Operations
- Ankle Replacement or Triple Fusion
- Tendon Surgery e.g Achilles and Tibialis Posterior Tendons
- Plantar Fascial Surgery
- Mortons Neurotomy
- Ligament Repair Operations