Essendon, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/04/2014 -- Andrew Maitland, principal podiatrist at the Melbourne Podiatry Clinic , announced that patients can now avail themselves of the innovative Foot Alignment System™. The state-of-the-art technology aligns the body in the optimum position, allowing the construction of orthotics that are supportive and provide optimum comfort.
The innovative digital technology provides relief and treatment for a wide variety of conditions and pain in the feet, knees, back and hips. It’s effective for Achilles tendon pain, to treat alignment issues, and for gait retraining. It’s an essential tool that can be utilized to create customized ski boots and cycling shoots for those who want to maintain a highly active lifestyle.
The Melbourne Podiatry Clinic treats an extensive array of children’s issues. Early detection allows issues to be rectified before they become permanent adult issues and Maitland provides a comprehensive exam that can disclose many common problems. It’s especially important to monitor the condition of feet for youngsters involved in sporting activities for conditions that include Sever’s Disease, the most common cause of heel pain in children ages 5-13.
As a specialist in sporting injuries, Maitland offers dry needle acupuncture to target specific pain-causing areas. The ancient Chinese practice has been used for thousands of years and is an effective method for reducing pain. The technique aids in muscle dysfunction, tendonitis, and neuropathic pain. Acupuncture provides an alternative for conditions that don’t have specific treatments.
Maitland has a strong background in sports medicine and uses his recognized expertise and experience to develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan customized to the individual. He’s cognizant of the physical demands athletes of any age place on their body. The practice utilizes gait analysis and video capture techniques to assess problems that prevent patients from enjoying their favorite activities, from competitive dance to rugby.
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic treats heel pain, spurs and flat feet, along with calluses, corns and ingrown toenails. Treatment is available for shin injuries ranging from stress fractures and muscle damage to tendon problems. Maitland utilizes a variety of diagnostic techniques that include x-ray, ultrasound and bone scans to diagnosis and determine the best treatment plan.
New patients can obtain a full gait analysis for $42 and book appointments online. Fans can follow the clinic on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The practice maintains a blog that discusses topics that includes choosing the correct running shoes and socks, preparing for a marathon and how weak glutes can cause injury. Maitland is currently training for the Melbourne Ironman 2014 competition.
The services offered by Maitland at the Melbourne Podiatry Clinic utilize high-tech equipment and techniques to diagnose, treat and heal clients, allowing them to quickly return to their favorite pursuits. Patients have the benefit of Maitland’s experience as a personal trainer and professional expertise in sports medicine to draw upon for a complete complement of specialized services.
Located at 14/207-211 Buckley St. in Essendon, the practice can be reached by phone at 1300 821 893. For more information, visit the website at http://melbournepodiatryclinic.net.au
About Andrew Maitland
Dr. Andrew Maitland graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of Australia. During his time spent at the Australian Institute of Sport in the Biomechanics Dept. and his Bachelor of Human Movement degree, he developed a special interest in gait analysis and biomechanics. Before moving to Melbourne to establish his own medical clinic, he worked in a sports podiatry clinic and was a personal trainer for seven years.
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