Podiatry

Podiatrists are foot health experts who specialise in the diagnosis and management of foot and leg conditions. With 26 bones and 33 joints in each foot it’s no wonder we need an entire profession dedicated to maintaining good foot health! Conditions that affect foot health include, but are not limited to, pain in the feet and legs induced by plantar fasciitis, neuromas, tendinopathy, bunions and stress fractures, Diabetes, Arthritis, callouses and corns, warts, toenail conditions and poorly fitting footwear.

Our feet are the foundations of our body and play a large role in the stability and mobility of the knees, the hips and the spine. Because of the complex interaction between the feet and the rest of the body podiatrists often work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure that your health and movement goals are being met.

About our clinic

Adelaide Sports was founded by a thirst for knowledge; three progressive and passionate healthcare practitioners coming together to better understand our patient’s and their unique human body. A strong collaborative approach allows us to better understand the complexities of movement and pain and allows us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Care is deeply ingrained in our culture at Adelaide Sports, with each practitioner demonstrating a deep understanding of the physical, emotional and social impacts of your pain. We are committed to integrating this level of patient care with the most up to date techniques in our fields to ensure that our patients are meeting their health and wellness goals.

Meet Our Podiatrist

Julia DiLorenzo

Julia graduated from the University of South Australia in 2009 and has spent most of her career working in private clinics in Adelaide. She has a keen interest in the science of movement in relation to foot and leg pain and utilises a range of techniques including dry needling, mobilisation, foot and leg strengthening and orthotic therapy in order to help people achieve their foot health goals. With a strong personal passion for wellbeing Julia enjoys the challenge of helping her clients move more often and more effectively – be it taking the dog for a stroll or training for a marathon!

Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Health Care

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Nail and skin issues

Podiatrists are able to assist you in the management of many nail and skin issues including general
toenail care, ingrown toenails, fungal toenail and skin infections and callouses, corns and warts.

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Mobilisations

Mobilisation involves gently moving a joint through it’s natural range of motion in order to decrease joint stiffness and promote better movement
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Dry Needling

A treatment technique where sterile acupuncture needles are used to release trigger points in almost any your feet and legs in order to reduce muscular pain.

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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy involves a small amount of local anaesthetic and glucose being injected into joint
spaces of the feet in order to spark the body’s natural healing response. This works particularly well in joints with osteoarthritis.

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Injury Triage

If your condition cannot be treated by your podiatrist you will be appropriately triaged. You will be
referred for the best modality of imaging (X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI), with exceptional
communication with your GP and other health care practitioners a long the way.

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Movement assessments for adults and children

A dynamic assessment of your walking or running style where a podiatrist uses video analysis to
better understand the forces contributing to your foot and leg pain.
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Orthotics

Orthotics are computer generated insoles designed and made especially for your feet. Orthotics
assist in reducing foot and leg pain and help to keep you moving towards your health and wellness
goals.
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Strengthening and balance exercises

Feet contain a huge number of muscles however surprisingly most of us neglect to train and
challenge them adequately. Podiatrists are able to implement balance and strengthening
programmes for the feet in order to decrease pain, improve general stability and mobility and
enhance your performance goals.

Better Health Care is Our Mission

EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, EVIDENCE GUIDED

(08) 8333-0111

394 Magill Road, Kensington Park