Your hip, knee, ankle & foot are the major joints that make up your lower limbs or legs and unfortunately many of us have experienced how limiting leg pain can be to your general mobility, ability to work and perform at your best on the sporting field.
Leg injuries can occur with a definite mechanism like twisting your knee or rolling an ankle but even more common are overuse, or degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis.
So, I have a leg injury, what can I expect in a session with your physiotherapists?
You can present to our physiotherapists without a scan or referral and we will perform a detailed clinical assessment to generate a diagnosis & identify all contributing factors to tailor an effective treatment approach to your injury.
Our physiotherapists pride themselves on their service and undergo regular continuing professional development to keep up with the most recent assessment & treatment techniques to ensure you achieve a good outcome.
Examples of conditions our physiotherapists can help you with:
- Hip Physio conditions – osteoarthritis, rehabilitation (or rehabilitation) before surgery, gluteal tendinopathy, trochanteric bursitis & hip flexor muscle strains.
- Knee Physio conditions – osteoarthritis, kneecap (patellofemoral) pain, patellar tendinopathy, ligamentous strain, rupture or orthopaedic repair and acute hamstring/ quadriceps muscle strains or tears.
- Ankle Physio Conditions – rolled ankles or sprains, fractures, osteoarthritis, recurrent instability, Achilles pain and overuse tendinopathies.
- Foot Physio conditions – Plantar fasciitis, arch ligament sprains, heel pain, forefoot pain & toe pain.
The above isn’t an inclusive list of conditions our physiotherapists can assist you with; if you have pain, limited or excessive mobility or a niggle that limits your ability, our experienced team will know how to best help you. So, how can we help?
Once we’ve completed the assessment, your physiotherapist will provide skilled hands-on treatment, which may include:
- Massage and/or dry needling to improve flexibility, pain & swelling
- Joint mobilisation to improve your joints movement
- Taping, compression or bracing to support the injured joint
- Guidance with work/recreational positions and what activities to rest
- Specific exercise to stretch inflexible areas, encourage motion to facilitate healing and improve your strength and mechanics.
At Wellers Hill and Woolloongabba Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on our detailed assessment being able to identify all factors of your injury, so that we can apply an effective hands-on & exercise based rehabilitation to get you pain free and prevent recurrence.