Podiatry

Podiatrists are university trained foot health professionals and are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the foot and its relationship to the lower limb.  Our podiatrists assess and manage common skin conditions such as corns, calluses and warts, as well as infections of both the skin and nails. Other painful foot conditions such as Achilles problems and heel pain can be assisted by podiatrists.  Painful ingrown nails can be almost immediately relieved with podiatry and permanent surgical correction for chronic cases is performed at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre under local anaesthetic.

Often more complicated systemic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis can have implications on the circulatory and neurological health of one’s feet and can also affect general mobility.  In the young, developmental anomalies such as flat feet, knock knee, pigeon toe and postural alignment issues can interfere with comfortable growth and activity.  In all these cases, podiatry can play an important role in providing relief and preventing long term complications.

The sports person, whether amateur or elite athlete, knows only too well the ongoing challenge of managing musculo-skeletal injury and pain whilst trying to achieve greater results in their chosen discipline.  An experienced podiatrist as part of a sports medicine team can assist in achieving an efficient, pain free and well-aligned gait to minimise injury and maximise performance through rehabilitation, orthotic prescription and footwear advice.  As this is a strong component of our practice, The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre also offers gait analysis for both walking and running.

Initial podiatry consultations are of 40 minutes duration.  During this time your podiatrist will fully assess your condition and design and implement a treatment plan.  Review consultations are of 20 minutes duration.

For appointments or to have any queries regarding podiatry answered, please phone 9650 9372 or book online.  Please note that 24 hours is required for appointment cancellation or a cancellation fee may apply.  Your punctual attendance is also appreciated to ensure you receive your full treatment time.  Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time but in some situations appointments will need to be rescheduled or treatment time reduced.