Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Treatment for Shin Splints at Pro Physio SA

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What are Shin Splints?

Shin pain can be a common complaint amongst athletes or in those who participate in regular exercise or activity such as running. The term ‘shin splints’ commonly describes pain along the inner border of the shin. From a clinical perspective, shin pain commonly involves one or more of the pathological processes of: bone stress, inflammation and increased intracompartmental pressure in your lower leg. A major cause of shin pain occurs due to abnormal biomechanics in your lower limb and foot.

How are Shin Splints Diagnosed?

Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapists are highly trained in assessing and identifying the contributing factors which may be contributing to developing shin pain. At Pro Physio SA the physiotherapists will thoroughly assess your history and biomechanics and collaboratively work with you in helping you return to your normal activity.

What Physio Treatment is required for Shin Splints?

Here at Pro Physio SA, our  highly trained physiotherapists are able to help you by providing appropriate advice regarding footwear, education regarding warming up, stretching and cool down, as well as treating the contributing factors to the problem. Treatment for shin pain may include (but is not limited to):

  • Stretching of tight muscles
  • Massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release
  • Dry Needling/Acupuncture
  • Designing an appropriate strengthening program
  • Prescription of orthotics
  • Footwear advice

Your physiotherapist at Pro PhysioSA may also refer you to a podiatrist if appropriate.

How do I make an appointment with a Sports Physio in Adelaide for my Shin Splints?

Appointments to assess and treat shin splints can be requested by clicking here.

Kids Health Checks Available at Pro Health Care
Our Clinics are donating a portion of every kids health check to Heart Kids to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease in children. Call or Book Online to arrange a Kids Health Check.