In all sports, and at all levels, there is always the risk of injury. At Total Care Podiatry we provide on-site athletic injury risk screenings. These include soccer clubs, the Geelong Football Umpires League, dance studios, gymnastics and tennis clubs.
Our injury risk screening sessions are designed for athletes, with a range of assessments including:
Static dynamic testing:
- single leg squat
- Y test
- Sport specific testing
- Skeletal structure alignment
- Joint range & quality of motion
- Muscle flexibility and strength
Athlete’s taking part in our more comprehensive Elite Injury Risk screening are also assessed walking over a calibrated pressure plate and, if necessary, video gait analysis is undertaken.
The pressure plate screening enables us to assess forces and transfer of weight when walking, including asymmetries of weight distribution in the legs and feet. We also use the pressure plate to assess proprioception and balance ability.
The Athlete’s risk is then placed into one of three categories based on the functional characteristics observed. This provides an understanding of the individual injury risk as well as any necessary follow-up action to be taken.