Shin Splint Therapy In Geelong.

Shin splints, or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), are a common running injury, accounting for 13% of all running injuries.

Characterised by sharp pain along the inside of the shin bone, shin splints can significantly impact your ability to exercise comfortably.

What Do Shin Splints Feel Like?

Experiencing a sharp, stabbing pain along the lower half of the inside shin bone is a hallmark sign of MTSS. This pain often occurs at the beginning of exercise and persists until you cool down. If you palpate along the inside of your leg bone and the surrounding muscles, you may notice a tender area spanning approximately 10cm.

Causes of Shin Splints

Shin splints commonly occur due to overloading the lower leg muscles and bones, often referred to as “too much too soon.” Other contributing factors include reduced joint motion, muscle weakness, inappropriate footwear, and biomechanical issues. The onset of shin pain symptoms is frequently observed during pre-season or when starting a new training program, such as joining a gym or running club.

Management of Shin Splints

Addressing shin splint pain involves modifying your training regimen and activity levels, rather than total rest. This may entail adjusting the type and intensity of exercise to allow for adequate recovery. Additionally, strengthening weak muscles and stretching tight ones can help alleviate symptoms. In some cases, changing footwear or using foot orthoses may also be necessary to address underlying biomechanical issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

95 Nicholas Street, Newtown VIC 3220
We are located on Nicholas Street around the corner from Enzo Pennys butcher.

Is There Parking Available?

There is plenty of parking in front of the building and along Nicholas Street.

Large parking area located at the rear of the practice.

How Long Are Appointments?

If it is your first visit, please allow for 1 hour, except for 30mins for General Podiatry. You will be advised before your appointment through booking confirmation or staff as to how long it will be.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Along with yourself please bring any relevant imaging such as Xray’s, MRIs, Ultrasounds ect that you may have. Any referral you may have been given from Doctors or others. If you are seeing the Podiatrist please bring any relevant footwear, such as shoes you work in, run in, play sport in or is giving you pain. If you are able to wear or bring with you shorts or active wear, this will allow us to assess the lower limbs much more effectively.

How Can I Cancel My Appointment?

Cancellation Policy
We have a 24-hour cancellation and non-attendance policy. Please notify us as soon as you are able so we can offer the time to someone else. Failure to notify us of your cancellation may incur a $60 charge.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We have an onsite HICAPS machine to claim any Health Fund rebates for Physiotherapy and Podiatry (please check your health fund for rebates as each fund and level of cover is different). We are also able to claim GP referred care plans on site (please note there is a gap after a care plan rebate depending on your appointment).

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Our Affiliates

PhysioPod Flow - Reformer Pilates Exercise

Our Pilates Reformer classes are a great form of exercise for pre and postnatal women, a form of rehab or just to stay fit and healthy. All our classes are run by our Women’s Health Physios.

Cycling Bike Fit

Every cyclist is different so not all bike set up should be the same. A proper fit Bike Fit with our trained fitter Luke can help reduce pain while riding as well as prevent injury and improve performance.

Not sure if you need to see a Physio or a Podiatrist?

The Collective Body Consult™️ Might Be For You

The Collective Body Consult™ is our unique, innovative assessment model which combines both Physiotherapy and Podiatry together in the same initial appointment.

By utilising the experience and expertise of two health professionals in the one consultation, we are able to thoroughly discuss and assess your pain or concern in depth.