Podiatry Services

Dance Podiatry

Dance is not just an art form; it's a physically demanding discipline that places extraordinary stress on the lower extremities. Whether you're a professional dancer or pursuing dance as a passion, our dance podiatry services are tailored to meet your specific needs. Dance podiatry is a specialised field that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot and lower limb issues common among dancers.

Our experienced dance podiatrist, Alesha who is a qualified dance teacher and has danced herself for 18 years, takes a comprehensive approach to dance podiatry, recognising that every dancer is unique. We offer services such as biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, and custom orthotics to address structural issues. We also provide guidance on proper shoe selection and fit to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. Alesha has completed a pre-pointe assessment course so that she is able to assess dancers to see if they are ready to advance to pointe shoes.

Dancers often encounter a range of foot and ankle issues due to the repetitive overuse and high-impact nature of their art. Common conditions include stress fractures, sprains, achilles tendonitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, toe pain, blisters, among others. At our practice, we specialise in diagnosing and treating these conditions. We offer expert guidance on injury prevention, footwear selection, dance shoe modification, and customised orthotics designed to support the unique biomechanical demands of dancing.

Our experienced dance podiatrist works closely with dancers of all levels, from young aspiring artists to seasoned professionals. We understand the importance of rapid injury diagnosis and treatment to minimise downtime and keep you performing at your best. Whether you need relief from acute dance-related injuries or seek ongoing foot and ankle care to maintain your peak performance, we are here to provide you with the highest level of care.

We recognise that dancing is not just a sport and is a passion and way of life for many. Our commitment to dance podiatry ensures that you receive the specialised care you deserve to keep your feet and ankles in top condition, allowing you to express yourself through the art of dance without limitations. Your foot health is our priority, and we are here to support you on your dance journey, from injury recovery to injury prevention and beyond.

Pre-Pointe Assessments

Preparing for pointe work in ballet is an exciting step in a dancer's journey, but it's crucial to ensure that your feet are ready for this demanding technique. At CQ Podiatry, we specialise in pre-pointe assessments to help young dancers transition safely and confidently into pointe shoes. A pre-pointe assessment is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by our experienced podiatrist. We assess factors like foot flexibility, strength, and overall readiness for pointe work. Our goal is to identify any potential issues and provide personalised recommendations to minimize the risk of injury. We understand that every dancer is unique, and our pre-pointe assessments are tailored an individual’s needs. Whether you're an aspiring ballerina or a dedicated dance student, our team at CQ Podiatry is here to support your journey to pointe work. Schedule a pre-pointe assessment with Alesha today to ensure that you can dance en pointe safely and beautifully.

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