Innovation isn’t just part of our name, it’s part of our philosophy. We’re always on the lookout for the latest research and technology, and are committed to investing in whatever it takes to help improve our patients’ lives.
We will be providing an overview of some of the cutting-edge equipment and techniques we utilise
RADIAL PRESSURE WAVE THERAPY
Radial Pressure Wave Therapy better known as Shockwave Therapy, helps to improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- Myofascial Trigger Points (localised tender or painful areas)
- Tendinopathies such as Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendinopathy
- Activation of muscle and connective tissue to help increase circulation
Radial Shockwaves are introduced into the body by means of a hand held applicator to cover the entire pain region. The pathological association between pain, muscle tone and vascular tone is broken as a result of RPW therapy and the strong stimuli it produces, enabling old damaged and weakened cells to be removed and replaced with healthy viable cells.
Another benefit RPW therapy provides is vascular changes, such as increased blood circulation in tissues. An increase in oxygen content can significantly reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the tissue to help further stimulate the healing process. It is non-surgical and there is no need for painkillers.
Examples of how we use RPW Therapy at Innovation Podiatry:
- Plantar heel pain
- Plantar fibroma’s
- Painful neuropathy
- Shin splints
- Neuroma and bursitis
- Osgood Schlatter
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Muscle spasticity
CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS
Customised, functional foot orthoses are individually shaped to your specific foot contour and used in the management of a wide variety of conditions affecting the feet, ankles, legs and hips. They may be used by your podiatrist to change the positioning of bones and joints, along with the actions of various muscles to help manage your problem, or to affect the magnitude and direction of forces within the muscles, joints, tendons and bones.
Our podiatrists are highly experienced in creating your custom-made orthotics to help reduce pain and improve function and mobility. We use the latest technology to take a 3D image of your feet which is then immediately sent, along with an extensive biomechanical prescription to one of two orthotic laboratories to manufacture your devices.
The two external labs we use are;
Biolab WA – We have been using biolabs durable lightweight carbon fibre and polypropylene orthotics since we opened in 2007.
iorthotics QLD – 3D printed Enviropoly orthotics. The enviropoly orthotic reduces the environmental impact of plastic and rubber based materials that are used in today’s podiatry industry.
Your custom-made orthotics are designed to last many years, depending upon growth and the activities they are used for. A cushioning top cover helps minimise irritation between your skin and the shell, which can be made from a variety of materials such as leather, neoprene, vinyl and other specific cushioning materials.