Looking for a Podiatrist in Christchurch? Then look no further than SportsMed Podiatry.
Our team of passionate Christchurch Podiatrists are all about providing first class treatment to help get you back on your feet, pain free and fully recovered just as soon as possible.
What does a podiatrist do?
A podiatrist Is a specialist who diagnoses and provides treatment for the foot and foot related conditions.
Why sports podiatry ?
Sports podiatry focuses on the many sporting injuries or conditions that active athletes regularly present with. Many non-athletes also have these injuries or conditions. Sports podiatry has taught us how to best manage musculoskeletal conditions and foot pain for all people. The key is to apply biomechanical principles in the treatment and management of these conditions in order to eliminate pain and discomfort as quickly as possible. These principles apply to anyone we see, whether they are an elite athlete, an amateur sports person or a non-sports person just going about their day to day activities. Our results are so great, that the team at SportsMed regularly treat New Zealand’s top athletes! Learn more about our team of Christchurch Podiatrists
What sort of foot injuries can you treat?
Patients seek treatment for many different injuries and conditions. Including Ingrown nails, Verrucae, Plantar fasciitis, Callus formation, Severs disease, Sesamoiditis, Neuroma, Cuboid syndrome, Calf strains, Ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, Shin pain, Knee pain, Low back pain. We have provided some snippets of information to help you understand some of the more common conditions in more detail here...
What other services & products do you provide
Athletic Footwear - Finding the right shoe, Orthotic Devices, Kinesiotaping, Shockwave Therapy, Nail Surgery, Footwear Prescription, Strengthening and, Stretching, Cycle Analysis, Running Techniques, Learn more... podiatrist treatment page.
How long are the podiatry appointments?
Most of our podiatry appointments are between 20 and 30 minutes in length. Sometimes we make longer appointments if we need to provide more investigative tests e.g. pressure plate analysis, or plaster casting. We will let you know at your initial consultation if this is required.
What happens at the appointment?
What should I wear to the appointment?
You should wear or bring a pair of shorts for us to assess your lower limbs. Also bring any footwear that you think we may need to see such as excessively worn shoes, shoes that you feel pain in, and specific sports footwear.
Do I have to book in advance?
It is best to book appointments in advance but if your injury is acute then let our friendly reception team know and we will try and fit you in on the day.
Can I get ACC on podiatry appointments?
ACC will usually pay a portion of each podiatry consultation fee for most accident-related injuries. Unfortunately this is not the full consultation fee and the patient will need to pay a small surcharge difference. At your initial consultation, your dedicated podiatrist will explain exactly what is/is not covered by ACC dependent on your injury and the type of treatment required.
How much do podiatry appointments cost?
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How Do I Book a Podiatrist Appointment?
Just Ring SportsMed to book on (03) 366 0620
Be sure to let us know if you are an ACC patient, New or Returning Patient.
Call us now on (03) 366 0620 now to find a time that suits you or Email us using the contact form