What is a Podiatrist?
Podiatrist is an allied health professional who deals with diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of medical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
What conditions do a Podiatrist treat?
Podiatrist treats a wide range of medical conditions. Below is a list of common foot problems that we see regularly:
- Corns/ Callus/ Cracked Heels
- Plantar Wart (Verruca)
- Athlete's Foot (Tinea)
- Nail disorder, such as Ingrown Toenail, Fungal Infection
- Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Shin Splint
- Leg Length Difference (that could contribute to Back and Hip Pain)
- Hammer Toes
- Morton's Neuroma
- General achy/tired feet (Poor biomechanical profile)
- Ankle Sprains
- Balance, Posture, Visual Gait Analysis, Range of Motion Exam
- Foot Problems in Children
Our clinical services require the use of sterilised instruments and we follow infection control policies and procedures.
What do I need to bring to appointment?
It is advised that you bring your current day to day footwear and those that you use for exercising, dancing, running, walking etc. Your footwear can provide us insights to your biomechanical problems. Our friendly podiatrist can give you advice and recommendation regarding footwear to assist with your treatment plan.
How many visits will I need?
This will vary for each individual case. On your first visit, our friendly podiatrist will take a comprehensive clinical history, provide physical examination and prepare a personalised treatment plan for your particular problem.
How do I make an appointment?
You can give us a ring at (08) 6394 2656 or book your appointment online by clicking on the "Book Appointment" button on our website.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
You don't need a referral to see our podiatrist. Our clinic has HICAPS facility where you can claim your private health fund on the spot. You need to bring your private health card to be able to claim with HICAPS.
If you are eligible for GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement (TCA), your GP can give you a referral under Chronic Disease Management (CDM) system which allows you to have subsidised appointments under Medicare. For this appointment, you are required to pay our standard fee and our admin staff will assist you with submitting a Medicare rebate claim. Eligible patients can access Medicare rebate for up to 5 visits (in total) per calendar year.
Note: These rebates are shared with other Allied Health Providers (such as Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Occupational Therapist, etc...). Please kindly keep track of your number of claim as you can't receive your rebate if you have claimed it 5 times in a calendar year. If you have any questions about your care plan, please feel welcome to ask our friendly staff.
For patients under Department of Veteran Affairs, you need a referral from your GP for every treatment cycle (12 treatments).
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