Runners Clinic

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Running Science has an established Clinic which is staffed by Sports Podiatrist and gun runner Phil de Mestre. He specialises in the diagnosis and management of running and overuse injuries. His passion is running and dealing with runners.

He provides detailed biomechanical assessments for treatment and prevention of injuries to the foot and lower limb. Separate to this he also performs comprehensive Running Assessments.

Podiatry, or podiatric medicine, is a branch of allied health devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle & lower extremities. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

At Running Science Rozelle, we focus on lower limb biomechanics, footwear, running technique, and use cutting edge techniques to capture accurate diagnosis. Some common conditions Phil treats include; heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Sever’s disease, stress fractures, flat feet, sesamoiditis, Achilles and tendinitis and other muscle tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, Morton’s Neuroma, forefoot pain, bunions, runners knee (patella femoral and ITB).

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Phil de Mestre – Sports Podiatrist and Runner

Phil has been consulting as a qualified clinician since 2007 and has been running our Clinic since its inception. He has constant exposure and over a decade’s experience treating runners at Running Science. In addition, he consults as a Sports Podiatrist at the highly regarded North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, liaising with some of the best Sports Physicians in the country. This over the years has given him experience managing short term niggles and complex pathology for runners and non-runners alike.

Phil loves running and is a running footwear nerd. His love and experience give him valuable insight into the diagnosis and prompt treatment of the runners he sees, whether they be a competitive athlete, or weekend warrior. Phil also competes himself and has notched up a 2hr47 Marathon, and a very handy 76 min Half Marathon!

You can book to see him below.

WHAT CAN PODIATRY TREAT?

  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis / tendinopathy
  • Heel pain & foot pain
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Flat Feet & poor foot mechanics
  • Stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bunions
  • Repetitive muscular strains/sprains
  • Shin Splints/ medial tibial stress
  • Low back pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sever’s disease
FIRST APPOINTMENT
Your with our Rozelle based Sports Podiatrist will involve a full physical examination of the lower limb and treadmill video gait analysis. The Podiatry initial consultation runs for approximately 40 mins and may include some of the following.

Assessment of mechanical causes of lower limb pain, and a dynamic pelvis assessment

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT
The follow up consultation will vary depending on condition being treated or findings from the initial consultation. This will be discussed in your first consultation.
BIOMECHANICAL RUNNING ASSESSMENT
Getting into running? Or are you an elite runner after a performance edge? No matter what level of runner you are, our comprehensive video running analysis is for you.

This assessment involves video analysis from multiple angles, running technique advice and performance training tips. Specific advice on footwear options that will be suited to technique changes will also be given.

This assessment is particularly useful for those suffering ongoing niggling injuries or who want to reduce their injury risk. The session runs for 45-60 mins. Health fund rebates may apply.

WHAT TO BRING?

Current Shoes – Sports/Business Shoes
Running shorts
Relevant scans- X-rays/MRI/CT

Running Science Runners Clinic Do you need to see a Physio? Do you need a new shoe? Or do you need help?
You’ve picked up a niggle, maybe its been there for a few months. Maybe it will go away on its own? Maybe a new shoe will do the trick? You reduce your running or even stop completely; you buy some new shoes but as soon as your load increases again – guess what? That niggle is back. Have you seen a Physio? That can help – but there is so much more that can be done.

Running Science has an established Clinic which is staffed by Sports Podiatrist and gun runner Phil de Mestre. (Read about him here). He specialises in the diagnosis and management of running and overuse injuries. His passion is running and dealing with runners.

Depending on which study you look at, 50% of runners will pick up an injury in a 12 month period. Often in the shop runners come in to purchase shoes and sometimes this person is either injured and/or looking to run more. Sometimes there is an expectation a shoe will magically solve all their problems. It usually doesn’t.

Accurate diagnosis is key. Then knowing if you can run through a certain injury can have huge effects on your long-term running goals, and even other things like mental health.
If there is something limiting your running there are many things to consider.

Have you been Running too much too soon?
Are you over training? Or under training?
Have you had your Running Technique looked at?
Are you strong enough in your feet and calves?
Are you strong enough around your hips?
Are your shoes too heavy for you? Or too light?

Services in our Runners Clinic include; Accurate Diagnosis, Footwear prescription, Foot Strength Programs, Running strength programs; Running Technique Sessions using Camera Footage and accelerometers looking at Running Data such as Contact time, Vertical Oscillation, Cadence etc.

A health professional like Phil, who runs and competes is a valuable resource to help guide you to your running goals.

So if you have that niggle, don’t despair, get some guidance from a Professional Sports Podiatrist who GETS running.