Heel related ailments require immediate and specialised treatment. Incorrect diagnosis and treatment will delay or prevent any healing process, rapidly becoming acute and chronic.
The Heel Clinic and associated Running Clinic have been one of Australia’s most trusted practices for 28 years treating over 30,000 patients.
The Heel Clinic has specialised in treating foot, ankle and heel pain ailments such as Plantar fasciitis, Severs and Achilles tendonitis or the past 15 years. 5 years ago, the Heel Clinic made a major medical breakthrough in the diagnosis and identification of the prime causes of heel ailments.
There is a vast number of treatments for heel pain currently available in Australia (See below). Many treatments originated 20-30 years ago. Some latest treatments are based on multiple visits (Shockwave therapy, Acupuncture, Massage etc). Heel Clinic experience indicates these treatments targeting pain have proved unsuccessful.
- Pain killers
- Icing (rolling feet over cans/bottles of frozen water)
- Heat Cushion pads
- Cortisone Injections
- Massage (golf/tennis balls etc.)
- New footwear
- Arch Supports
- Arch based Orthotics (Off the shelf and Prescription)
- Night splints
- Shock wave therapy
- PRP blood Injections
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.
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 using our exclusive ICT (Inverted Calcaneus Technique).
Data has proved conclusively long term (6-8 weeks+) heel ailments are a misalignment of the calcaneus (heel bone) on foot strike. 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 12,000 patients using the exclusively available Inverted Calcaneus Technique (ICT). Clinic treatment has been researched and developed by the Heel Clinic and is not available elsewhere. Allowing the Clinic to provide a permanent cure, not just short term relief.
Heel Clinic consultants are musculoskeletal Podiatrists specialising in heel related ailments and associated conditions with over 40 years of combined experience, dealing in heel pain, associated ailments and rehabilitation therapies with over 40 years of combined experience.
Your first step to a full recovery is a consultation for diagnosis and explanation of the source of these complex ailments.
An appointment with Heel Clinic consultant 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.
Comprehensive initial assessment fee is $120. Consultation time: 45-60 minutes.