Podiatry Clinic Dancers & Gymnasts
Pointe Podiatry Clinic is one of the Sydney areas’ & industries’ leading service providers for treating Dancers and Gymnasts.
Pointe Podiatry has two locations, NORTH SYDNEY and LIVERPOOL
Our Misson is to keep you dancing safely and pain free.
We provide services for:
- Dance Injuries to the Hip, knee, Foot and Ankle.
- Rehabilitation post Injury.
- Prevention management and conditioning training.
- Biomechanical dance assessments
- Pre pointe assessments
- Nail conditions and Infections (ingrown toenail surgery)
- Skin conditions, Corns, callus and warts.
Dance requires incredible strength, stamina, and flexibility so it’s not uncommon for dancers to experience pain.
Performing repetitive movements for hours a day coupled with a low amount of recovery time in between classes, increases the dancer’s risk for chronic overuse injuries (in addition to the ever-present risk of an acute injury).
Dancing and Gymnastics places more physical demand on the hip, knee, foot and ankle and increases their risk of injury.
In most cases, pain is due to muscle soreness that resolves in a day or two.
However, sometimes there is something more to blame—that’s when you should see our team at Pointe Podiatry.
Ballet dancers also have added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions, such as en pointe and demi-pointe, which can add stress to the toes and ball of the foot.
Common dancer's injuries we treat at Pointe podiatry include:
Dancer's Fracture or fifth metatarsal fracture is often the result of landing awkwardly on the outside portion of the foot or twisting the ankle.
Lateral Ankle Sprain is a common injury among athletes. This may happen from landing awkwardly from a jump or twisting the ankle.
Bunions (Hallux Valgus) do not usually develop because of dancing but may be exacerbated by tight-fitting shoes and repetitive irritation to the big toe joint.
Stress Fractures may happen from too much repetitive loading (activity) of the foot, which causes the bones to weaken. This may cause pain and swelling.
Ankle Impingement Syndrome, may be anterior or posterior (front or back) of the ankle and is related to bone structures that pinch the soft tissue when the ankle is pointed in one direction or the other.
Trigger Toe/Flexor Hallucis Longus Tenosynovitis results from the inability of a tendon to glide within its canal, thus causing it to get stuck. This results in the big toe not being able to move freely through its range of motion and sometimes getting stuck in one position.
Sesamoiditis, Hallux Rigidus, Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain and Heel Spurs, Ingrown Toe Nails, Toe infections, Flat Feet, Metatarsalgia, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Skin problems- Corns, Warts, Tinea, Fungal nails
We offer all-inclusive injury management and rehabilitation plans to help dancers resume class as soon as possible after injury.
We cater to Enhanced Primary Care Plans, HICAPS, and Third party insurance.
Eager to Help You Always
Whether it is transport guidance, wheelchair access, or parking onsite, we are eager to help.