Advanced Sports Therapies Salt Lake City
Sports-related foot and ankle injuries require careful evaluation and diagnosis by a podiatric surgeon like Dr. Taylor Wright in Salt Lake City. Foot and ankle injuries often result in torn ligaments, Achilles tendonitis, strained muscles, and in severe cases, broken bones and joint problems.
At Utah Foot and Ankle, our advanced sports therapies provide pain relief and improve performance after an injury. Dr. Wright and his team will get you back in action as quickly and safely as possible.
Dr. Wright is passionate about helping patients however he can, whether it means KT tape and athletic orthotics or a one-on-one running evaluation. Utah Foot and Ankle is the place where runners can go for expert care.
Running Evaluation in Salt Lake City
Whether you run for fun or for sport, you can benefit from a detailed running evaluation. The repetitive nature of running and the load on the joints from your hips down to your toes can result in overuse injuries affecting the hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
Our podiatrist is an athlete and runner himself, having competed in the Ironman competition and more than 30 marathons and triathlons. From 5Ks to marathons, Dr. Wright can help improve your running mechanics, help reduce your risk of injury, and ultimately lengthen your running career.
The components of our running evaluation include:
- Musculoskeletal Exam
- Biomechanical Analysis
- Strength, Flexibility, and Functional Evaluation
- Gait Assessment (Video Analysis)
- Education on Proper Running Mechanics
- Injury Prevention Tips
Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries
If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury while participating in fitness or organized sports activities, Dr. Wright will explain how to heal your injury, which may include minor surgical procedures, therapy, and custom-fit orthotics for added support. We do ankle arthroscopy and ankle reconstruction if surgical treatment is needed.
Common sports injuries to the foot and ankle include:
Good Candidates for Advanced Sports Therapy
Advanced sports therapy is an excellent option for athletes who have suffered from injuries that can potentially hinder their performance doing what they love. We work with you to enhance form and function after suffering from an incident and provide the support you need to jump back into the game. We’ll perform an initial assessment of your body and ask you about your medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate for our advanced sports therapy.
Contact Our Office
Ready to get started? Sports medicine is a big part of podiatry today and Utah Foot and Ankle is happy to see athletes of all ages and abilities. Call (801) 266-3113 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wright today. We look forward to seeing you soon in Salt Lake City!