Heel related ailments require immediate and specialised treatment
Incorrect diagnosis and treatment will delay or prevent any healing process, rapidly becoming acute and chronic.
Heel Clinic patient data over many years has clinically proven the only long term solution to cure Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles tendonitis is to treat the source (root cause).
There is a mistaken belief that walking, running, working, being overweight, old age etc are causes of heel related pain. Clinic data shows these are "contributing factors" rarely a cause.
The Heel Clinic has specialised in treating foot, ankle and heel pain ailments such as Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles tendonitis for the past 15 years. Some years ago the Heel Clinic made significant breakthrough in our diagnosis and indentification of the underlying cause of constant heel pain. It is a weight bearing structural problem.
Common treatments for Heel Pain
Below is a list of symptomatic treatments currently available in Australia for Heel pain. The Heel Clinic's extensive database and overseas research clearly indicates poor or no proven short or long term success with these treatments. Many can aggravate pain.
- Pain killers
- Icing (rolling feet over cans/bottles of frozen water)
- Cortisone Injections
- Massage (golf/tennis balls)
- Stretching (toe, step stretches)
- Arch Supports
- Arch based Orthotics (Off the shelf and Prescription)
- Shock wave therapy See FAQ
- PRP blood Injections
Clinic Patient Histories prior to Heel Clinic visit 2016
98% have visited a doctor (79% given cortisone), 78% Physiotherapist, 71% General Podiatry (65% prescribed arch supports), 18% Chiropractors, 5% Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25% self-treated. Many patients have visited multiple practices seeking relief just to have the pain repeat again.
Plantar fasciitisThere is much misleading and conflicting advice around Plantar fasciitis. Simply it is a micro-fibre tear in the band of supportive tissue attaching the forefoot (toes) to the Calcaneous (heel bone). Therefore if you stand, walk or run you will further aggravate a plantar fascial tear. Treating pain only (see below) does not always address cause. Using advanced bio-engineering the Heel Clinic treats source/cause using the exclusive ICT method.
Heel Clinic Treatment
The Clinic’s prime objective is to treat the source of heel pain providing not just short-term relief, but a permanent long-term cure and prevent reoccurrence. This is achieved by applying the Clinics exclusive ITC method of treatment. Together with an individual programme provided by the Clinic.
Clinic data has shown has us conclusively long term heel ailments are associated with calcaneous (heel bone) position through the walking gait. This creates a “chain reaction” of forces and loads causing overuse pain. Resulting in Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles pain being predominantly an angulated heel position issue, not ligament, tendon or arch problems.
Using new advanced methods and the most up-to-date international research, the Heel Clinic has fully treated 15,000 patients applying our unique Inverted Calcaneous technique (ICT). Clinic treatment has been researched and developed by the Heel Clinic and is not available elsewhere. This technique can now provide patients with a permanent cure not just short term relief.
Your first step to a full recovery is a consultation for diagnosis and explanation of the source of these complex ailments.
An appointment with the Clinics musculoskelatal Podiatrists will provide you with initially a diagnosis and identification of the source of pain: essential for treatment. This appointment incorporates a comprehensive functional load bearing (standing) assessment, measuring joint movements and soft tissue tension. With advanced digital software corrective calcaneal (heel bone) angles in static and motion positions will also be calculated.
From this assessment the source and the treatment options will be determined.
Many patients travel from interstate and rural areas, therefore only one appointment is required to initiate treatment.
Consultation time: 45-60 minutes.
For more information contact us on 1300 855853 or email us at email@example.com 1300 855 853
Steps to your recovery
In order treat your ailment efficiently, one of our consultants will contact you to discuss the history of your ailment.
We'll arrange an appointment for you to come in to the clinic for and assessment.
Full diagnosis and assessment at our Sydney Clinic.
Heel Clinic Locations
3rd Floor, 26 Ridge Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060
204/50 Clarence St,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Level 1/20 Wentworth Street
Level 10/239 George Street