What is podiatry and how can it help you?

Podiatry specialises in the diagnosis and management of foot disorders and injuries associated with foot and lower limb function.

Podiatrists also deal with rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limb. Podiatrists treat all aspects of foot pain, joint disorters, soft tissue pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory problems.

A sports podiatrist is a specialty area of podiatry that focuses on the diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation of foot, ankle and lower limb pain related to sports and movement.

A typical sports podiatrist usually has many years of experience, possesses excellent diagnostic skills and is well versed in orthotic therapy, orthotic troubleshooting, footwear and foot and lower limb biomechanical theory.

They will often work closely with other health professionals, doctors and specialists to achieve optimum patient outcomes.

Our podiatrist can help you with:

  • Knee pain
  • Shin pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
  • Arch pain
  • Leg pain
  • Bunions
  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritic pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Heel pain
  • Children’s growing pains
  • Walking and running analysis

They can also provide you with up-to-date footwear advice, analysis of your gait (the way you walk) and prescribe orthotics. General nail and skin treatment, as well as nail surgery is also provided by a podiatrist. You do not require a referral to see a podiatrist (unless it is a TAC, Workcover or DVA claim.). Our podiatrists are all members of the Australian Podiatry Association.

MEDICARE
Podiatry consultations are not claimable through Medicare unless you have an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral from your doctor.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
If you are covered for physiotherapy treatment through your private health fund, we have HICAPS facilities on-site and can process your claim at the time of consultation.

WORKCOVER

  • Require a G.P. (or specialist) referral
  • Require approval from your employer/insurance company

TAC

  • Require a G.P. (or specialist) referral
  • Require approval from TAC

VETERAN’S AFFAIRS
If you are a DVA gold card holder you will need to present to your first appointment with a referral from your G.P. which is then valid for 12 months.

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