What is a Sports Podiatrist?

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A sports podiatrist treats foot, ankle and leg injuries by altering lower limb function.  Different methods are used: prefabricated orthotics, custom orthotics, footwear recommendations and exercises.  A sports podiatrist will analyze the way the foot strikes the ground and the chain of motion from the foot, knee, hip and back (from the ground up).  By doing this, the sports podiatrist will determine whether there are any mechanical imbalances that may be contributing to your injury.  Maintaining correct alignment within the lower limb is important to limit stress and to maintain good posture. Any problems with the position of your feet during stance are exaggerated during walking and is further increased during sport activity. 

Sports podiatrists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems, however, because of the foot's unique interaction with the lower limb, sports podiatrists are often involved in the treatment of injuries affecting the ankle, shins, knees, hips and lower back. 


A Sports Podiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and management of foot and lower leg disorders with a focus on injuries associated with foot and lower limb function.  A sports podiatrist will provide walking and running assessment to investigate posture and lower limb function which may include biomechanical and computerized gait analysis


At NY Sports Podiatry, Dr. Kaplan specializes in lower limb biomechanics. Along with your injury history, a careful evaluation is made as to whether your problem is caused by poor biomechanics.  Despite excellent physiotherapy to rehab your injury, if the issue of what is happening to the lower limb when the foot strikes the ground is not addressed, then weeks of rehab could be in vain. 


At NY Sports Podiatry, Dr. Kaplan's aim is to address biomechanical problems and attempt to correct them using orthotics placed in the appropriate sporting shoe, provide proper stretching and strengthening exercises and provide vital footwear advice. 

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