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 disorders, 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
- Stress fractures
- Arthritic pain
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Heel pain
- Children’s growing pains
- Walking and running analysis
Our Podiatrist offers a complete range of premium podiatry health care services including:
- Custom orthotic therapy
- Professional nail and skin care
- Surgical and non-surgical management of ingrown toenails
- Surgical and non-surgical management of plantar warts
- Diabetic foot assessment and diabetic foot care
- Wound management
- Treatment and management of children’s developmental disorders
- Footwear advice and prescription
Generally a referral is not required to see a podiatrist. However, for patients who are claiming treatment through Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Medicare and/or Workers Compensation a doctor’s referral is necessary.
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.
Require a G.P. (or specialist) referral
Require approval from your employer/insurance company
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.