A Sports podiatrist can determine via biomechanical assessment and specific testing whether your leg alignment and leg stability is normal and is sufficient for performing in your particular sport.
When should i be assessed by a sports podiatrist?
(1) Injury – If you have repeated lower limb injuries , it is likely to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in the body. To relieve the symptoms, the cause of the imbalance must be determined and treated accordingly.
(2) Performance enhancement – For the recreational or elite level athlete who wants to avoid injury and maximise performance.
A Sports podiatrist will often work closely with a sports physiotherapist as many leg and foot problems are secondary to problems in the lower back and pelvis.