What is podiatry?
Podiatry specialises in conditions, the human foot’s function, and its relationship to the lower limb. It includes examination, diagnosis and treatment of general foot care and lower limb and foot injuries.
Podiatrists can diagnose, treat and help you prevent many conditions including;
- Diabetes assessment with regard to foot health
- General podiatry treatment, including corn, callous debridement, and nail surgery
- Department of Veterans Affairs, Enhanced Primary Care and Transport Accident Commission clients welcome your General Practitioners referral.
- Footwear prescription, modification and advice
- Gait analysis (biomechanics and foot function)
- Workplace, sporting and recreational injury assessment, diagnosis and treatment. This includes common problems such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin pain, patellofemoral dysfunction, etc. Return to exercise programs can be written where appropriate to prevent recurrence.
- Orthotic therapy
What training do they have?
Podiatrists undergo 4 years full time training at one of 5 universities in Australia.
The training consists of theory, internal clinical skills practice and external clinical skills practice at clinics in both metropolitan and country regions. Our Podiatrist is registered with the State Registration Board of Victoria and is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association
Does medicare cover it?
In certain cases, your GP can refer you to a Podiatrist under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This is only available for certain complex, chronic conditions, so discuss this with your GP. Podiatry is otherwise covered by most major private health funds, with rebates available immediately at our clinic.
Do I need a referral?
We have a Stay Tuned Wellness Centre Near You
Stay Tuned offers Podiatry services in our Boronia Wellness Centre.