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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Mitcham
Kidman Park

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a condition that commonly effects children between the ages 8-14 (more prevalent in boys) and usually presents as heel pain. The heel pain is believed to be caused by impact forces on the growth plate in calcaneus (heel) bone and/or traction forces from a tight Achilles tendon pulling on the calcaneal bone distracting the growth plate apart.

Generally the child will present with a limp on the effected side and complain of pain during and after sport. Usually the longer the child is playing sport for, the worse the pain will get. It is most commonly seen in children participating in running activities such as football or soccer.

Studies have shown that if your child has had a recent growth spurt, has flat feet or tight calf muscles this will put them at higher risk. Footwear can also increase your child’s risk of developing Sever’s disease, especially if they participate in football or soccer.

It can usually be managedĀ  by you and your podiatrist and is a self-limiting condition meaning there is no long term complications. Management can be achieved through load management, RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation), stretching, footwear modifications, heel inserts and orthotics if indicated.

Imaging (X-Rays) is not usually warranted unless your podiatrist is suspicious of further damage – e.g. Calcaneal Fracture.

After management symptoms should reduce in the first 2-4 weeks. The aim of treatment is to allow your child to continue their sporting commitments without any pain or reduction in performance.

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