What is a podiatrist?
A Podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems. These may include skin and nail problems, foot and ankle injuries, foot complications related to diabetes and other medical conditions and problems with gait or walking.
Podiatrists play an important role in monitoring disease and managing lower limb issues to maintain an active and mobile population across the lifespan. Therefore, patient demographics can be diverse ranging from monitoring children’s growth and development, managing sports injuries, working with people with chronic disease, disability and the ageing population.
We can also do a footwear analysis and offer advice on what will best function on an individual needs basis.
Do I need a referral?
Most people do not need a referral to see a podiatrist, however some funding schemes require a referral from your doctor. These include Department of Veterans’ affairs, Workers Compensation or those people who have health conditions being managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
If you are booked in for a Biomechanical Assessment, please bring in your shoes (work and casual). Please bring in any imaging of your foot, if you have it. X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT reports or images can be useful.
Can I claim on my private health fund?
Yes! If you are covered for podiatry. You can call your health fund prior to your appointment to check. We also have HICAPS so you can claim from your health insurer on the spot and only pay the gap.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, we require you to make an appointment. Please contact us and we will secure the first available.