Gait & Running Analysis
Have you seen Wakefield’s Podiatrist, Damir Metljak, in the club, hustling patients on the treadmill while he captures video of them moving? A few bewildered and intrigued glances have been cast his way, but what he is doing is performing a dynamic assessment, or gait (&/or running) analysis, as part of his consultation.
The aim of the dynamic assessment is to further identify the injured structure/s of the patient, determine whether the current movement pattern is contributing to increased load on the injured anatomy, and to help formulate an appropriate management plan to reduce any damaging loads/stresses. When assessing anybody who is active, the entire limb (not just the foot!) is evaluated, particularly the control of the pelvis and the trunk, as the way these move can significantly alter the way the limb beneath it moves (and the same goes equally for the foot!). If you have been suffering from niggling injuries or your running has not felt quite as good as it should, Damir is available for consultation at Wakefield Sports Clinic here at Next Generation. Please ring their friendly reception staff on 8221 7000 or pop in and see them on the 1st floor. They are located at the top of the stairs (next to the lift) or near the Regeneration Spa.
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Please read the information below concerning COVID-19 and Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic’s approach to the situation.
The Clinic is regularly monitoring the Australian Government’s information and advice on COVID-19. Up-to-date information can be found here. This information is updated regularly and anyone who is concerned should check this site for the most current information. Patients or any visitors to the Clinic who have recently travelled overseas must follow the Australian Government’s guidance.
All travellers must isolate for a period of 14 days after they have entered Australia.
If you have entered Australia within the last 14 days, you must not enter the Clinic.
If you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case.
Regarding Consultations: If you are isolated, susceptible or concerned about attending your appointment, please call and discuss tele-health options that may be available.
If you are seeking information on COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic – 8232 5833