6 months prior to race day I was sitting in the orthopaedic surgeons office discussing options for my damaged and painful knee. Surgical success rate was only 10% (and I didn't want to go under the knife for a procedure with so little success!).
The other option was to strengthen and retrain the muscles around my knee joint to improve its functioning. Employing my knowledge and post grad qualifications in strength rehab and conditioning, I designed a training program to get me functioning back at my full capacity pain free.
I competed in that race and qualified for The World Championships.
Rehabilitation is a non negotiable for restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximised results.
Children’s feet are different to that of adults.
When developing, children’s bones are still very soft and are influenced more readily by abnormal pressure and forces. It is very important to nurture our children’s feet as most foot concerns we see in adults have developed since childhood.
The Katie Nilan Podiatry team are trained to treat common, acute and chronic foot and lower limb concerns in children of all ages.
No problem is too big or too small!
Katie Nilan is a podiatrist who is passionate about what she does. She has written for the Australian Women's Health Magazine & was awarded "Pride of professionalism and services to Community Award" by Sydney Rotary. She has represented Australia in 3 sports: swimming, triathlon & surf lifesaving.