What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a healthcare profession specialising in the assessment, treatment and management of lower limb conditions. A typical podiatry consult involves a discussion of your lower limb issue to properly understand the concern. Next your podiatrist will perform an assessment to accurately diagnose the cause of your problem and design a treatment best suited for you. This treatment will be implemented and reviewed to ensure resolution of your foot or lower limb issues.

Do I need a Doctor’s referral?

You do not need a doctor’s referral unless you are on Workcover, a DVA referral or you are referred on a Medicare Care Plan.

How can podiatry help?

Many common conditions can be associated with the function of the foot and lower limb. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)
  • Shin splints
  • Many knee issues
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle troubles

There are also a number of problems which can arise in the feet which, if left untreated, can become painful and quite severe. These include:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal nails
  • Calloused and cracked heels
  • Verruca’s (warts)
  • Fungal skin infections

Depending on the issue you are seeing your podiatrist for will depend on the kind of treatment you can expect to receive.

Funding options
We have a variety of funding options that can suit your needs such as:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Enhanced primary care plan (Medicare)
  • Department of veteran’s affairs
  • Private (both under health fund or no health fund)
  • CTP
  • NDIS (both self-managed and plan managed).

If you think you could benefit from our podiatry services please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us..