My Podiatrist offers the following treatments:
- Orthotic Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Fungal Nail Treatments
- Laser Acupunture
- Dry Needling
- Paraffin Wax Bath Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Diabetic Assessment
- Gait Plate Pressure Scan
- Dance/Ballet Assessment
My Podiatrist specialise in the specific podiatric needs of ballerinas and dancers. We offer pointe assessments and set specific programs to achieve certain goals like gain entry to VCAS, scholarships and work on any injuries or weaknesses.
Every ballerina's dream is to put on pointe shoes and dance around the room. However, before going into pointe shoes it is very important that your podiatrist checks your feet! The team at My Podiatrist are specially trained to assess that the dancer has strength, control, flexibility, balance and good background technique which will prevent injuries and keep you dancing on your toes. The assessment will include:
- Computerised Gait Scan
- Foot structure
- Assessing the arch height
- Looking at the pointe, turnout and range of motion on many of the joints in the feet, ankles and knees
- Testing flexibility of hips, hamstrings and calves
- X-ray imaging
We go through a comprehensive and tailored care plan with each dancer, giving you a copy of the care plan for your dance teacher and anybody else who is involved in your dance assessments. The plan will outline what you will need to do, our goals for you and how we will meet your expectations.
It is best to get your pointe assessment done approximately 3 months before commencing classes so that we can fully prepare the dancer, provide strength and stretching exercises if required and prevent injuries.
Arch Angels is a specific product exclusive to My Podiatrist, as demonstrated by our latest dancer in the Photo Gallery below. The pointe and foot posture are magnificent for those dancers wanting to achieve excellence. Arch Angels is a flexible orthotic insole that fits into pointe shoes and assists by strengthening and protecting the feet when in pointe. It helps the dancer gain the desired foot posture and arch.
Our principal podiatrist, Elizabeth, has achieved these goals in dancers who are now dancing for Royal Ballet in London, Houston Ballet and Australian Ballet. She also worked with Marcel Marceau on his last tour of Australia.
For further information about Arch Angels, or to book a Pointe Assessment with Elizabeth, please contact us.