Dr. Pierluigi Gennari

Sports Podiatry

Sports Podiatry


Any type of exercise that involves the excessive use of the lower limbs such as walking, running, jumping, etc., poses additional physical needs on foot and legs. Doctor Gennari - assisted by his expert collaborators - can assess the problems to the lower limbs that you have during sports activity:

  • Trauma
  • Functional overloads (overuse)
  • Heredity factors and/or anomalies in the structure or function of the foot

The diseases that are treated include:

  • Sore or tired legs (muscle strain)
  • Plantar fasciitis and tendinopathies
  • Backache
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendon problems Ankle instability (recurrent sprains)
  • Stress fracture
  • Pain in the forefoot
  • Flat feet (pronator syndromes)
  • Hollow Feet (supinator syndromes)
  • Walking inwards (especially in children)
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Griffe or hammer fingers (finger deformity)

The required exams will involve a functional assessment, a valid analysis tool that measures the difference in angles and positions of the pelvis, hip, legs and feet compared to the norm.

During the functional evaluation, Dr. Gennari and his staff will analyze your feet and how the rest of the body compensates when you walk, stand or run by placing your legs and feet in different positions when sitting, standing or lying down.

Other tests and instrumental examinations may also be needed. Our practice has regular contacts with sports doctors, orthopedic surgeons, sports radiologists and physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors. Dr Gennari will be able to advise you on the appropriate specialist for feet disease.

Our treatments include:

  • Consultancy on footwear and foot orthoses
  • Functional, accommodative and postural orthotic foot therapy

Sports shoes

Each type of sport, along with different types of feet, has individual needs. We have regular contacts with the main shoe companies, and we keep up to date on technological changes. We have often been involved with tests and evaluations of the footwear of new models of shoes or orthotics.


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