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What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are health professionals trained to deal exclusively with the foot and lower limb. The feet are a very complex part of the body, and allow you to perform vital functions and activities, so they should not be neglected. If you have pain or problems with your feet, a Podiatrist is the best health professional to assist you.


What do our Podiatrists treat and manage?

Health First Group’s expert podiatrists can treat a broad range of foot conditions in people of all ages, including:

  • Bunions
  • Cracked heels
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Blisters
  • Hammer toes
  • Fungal nails
  • Smelly feet
  • Foot and nail infections
  • Heel spurs

 

We can also provide expert help with:

  • Custom orthotics (foot braces and insoles)
  • Footwear recommendations
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Flexible casts
  • Walking patterns
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Neuromas
  • Diabetic related complications
  • Amputations
  • Artery (blood flow) disease

When should I see a Podiatrist?

It’s a great idea to get your feet checked by your podiatrist even if you have healthy feet.  This can help prevent foot, toe, and nail problems.  You can also learn what to look out for and what shoes and insoles are best for your feet.

Our expert Podiatrists are foot specialists who have spent years of study and training to help keep your feet healthy.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with Podiatry?

Call your local clinic today to arrange an appointment. Alternately, click here to book an appointment online.

Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?

No. You can seek the assistance of a Podiatrist independently and self-refer.

Do you accept Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referrals for Podiatry?

Yes. In recent years, the Federal Government initiated the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan which is funded by Medicare. People who satisfy the criteria for “chronic pain” are entitled to up to five (5) treatments per calendar year from allied health providers. We do not charge a ‘gap’ payment for EPC podiatry consultations.

Speak to your doctor for further information if you think you may be eligible.

Is Podiatry covered under the NDIS?

Yes, we are a registered NDIS provider and are able to provide services under CB Daily Living, Improved Daily Living Skills and Assistive Technologies categories.

In addition to providing a full range of podiatry services we are able to assist participants who have:

  • The fitting and prescription of custom orthotics, the Richie brace and various shoe inserts, aids and equipment to assist clients with foot deformities, abnormal gait patterns and biomechanical abnormalities.
  • Difficulty reaching their feet to cut toe nails. We can provide general podiatry care to relieve discomfort and prevent pressure areas developing.
  • Problems with putting on everyday footwear, by supplying shoe horns or sock aids for the fitting of socks and hosiery.
  • The supply and fitting of compression and medical grade socks and hosiery for those suffering with poor circulation.
  • Diabetic and arthritic evaluations and neurological and vascular assessments.
  • Surgical evaluation, advice and recommendation for foot deformities, warts and ingrown toenails.

Do all of your clinics offer Podiatry?

Not currently. For a list of services offered at your nearest clinic, click here

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