Did you know?
Common causes of pain in your hip, knee, ankle and foot are:
While your foot or ankle may seem a long way from your knee or hip, these pivotal parts of your body are closely linked.
It all comes down to the biomechanics of your body – how your muscles, soft tissues and joints work together to keep you upright and moving.
The result of this wonderful cooperation of body parts is that if you injure one, you can feel the repercussions in another.
A runner compensating for an ankle sprain, for example, puts additional strain on their knee and can develop pain in that joint.
At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we work with you to get to the cause of your pain and provide effective treatments that bring relief.
Our treatments and suggested exercises:
Your hip is an extremely stable ball and socket joint with a layer of cartilage between. It’s surrounded by large and powerful muscles that help propel you forward when you walk. These important muscles also control knee and ankle movements.
As you can imagine, your hips bear a lot of weight. Don’t ignore hip pain – if a minor problem becomes ingrained it can lead to long-term injury.
Early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy could help you delay or avoid invasive procedures like injections or surgery.
When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history, take you through a thorough assessment process and answer any of your questions.
Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:
Our qualified physiotherapists successfully treat a whole range of hip injuries and chronic conditions.
Your knees are a hinge joint and one of the key shock-absorbers and stabilisers in your body.
The meniscus (behind your kneecap) absorbs the impact when you walk, run, dance or jump.The ligaments that surround your knee stabilise the joint and keep you steady.As you can imagine, knees, their cartilage and surrounding ligaments, come under great stress in day to day life and on the sporting field. They’re also prone to long-term degenerative changes including osteoarthritis.
Damage to the cartilage or ligaments, through injury or osteoarthritis, can be extremely painful and disabling.
An assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy could help you delay or avoid surgery.
While knee injuries are very common, knee pain can also stem from a problem in your hip, ankle or foot.
When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.
There are many causes of knee pain. Our team targets your problem with a range of treatments.
Most of us will walk around 2 million steps in our lifetime. Your feet and ankles provide a rigid lever that helps propel you forward with every step you take.
To make matters worse, stabilising ligament structures are often torn when you injure your ankle. Because of this, long-term rehabilitation program is key to restore balance, strength and power and avoid the vicious cycle of recurrent strains.
Don’t ignore ankle or foot pain – an early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy will help you recover faster.
We may suggest an x-ray if a fracture is suspected.
Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy offers a range of treatments to get you back on your feet.
Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain can get worse and take more time to treat the longer you leave them. If you or a family member is experiencing hip, knee, foot or ankle pain, don’t wait – get help from an experienced physiotherapist. You can be confident our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will do all they can to get to the source of your pain and bring relief.
Call Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 4721 7798 or email: email@example.com
At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Penrith, we are able to assess, treat, educate and manage all musculoskeletal injuries. We focus on hands-on treatment, exercise prescription and self management techniques tailored to your specific needs. We utilise evidence based treatments to maximise your outcomes.
Christopher (Chris) Han graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, and then completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University in 2018. Chris is currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Sydney and Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in the field of low back pain and is due to complete this in early 2024.
Chris is currently an assistant Physiotherapist for the NRL Referees. Chris has previous experience as the head Physiotherapist at Panthers Premier League Netball and a number of elite sporting athletes in the private setting.
Through Chris’ experiences, he has a particular interest in all areas of the body and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sports, vestibular rehabilitation, and Men’s Health (pre and post prostate surgery).
Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.
Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools.
Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.
Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.
Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.
Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.
Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.
Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.
During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, in cardiac rehabilitation, neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
Since working at Progressive, Andrea has a specialist interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries, helping people in the mid-late stage of rehab to get them to return to sport or work. As well as helping people manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes.