Childrens Podiatry | What Is a Podiatrist? And Do You Need One?
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What Is a Podiatrist? And Do You Need One?

28 Nov 2016 What Is a Podiatrist? And Do You Need One?


A Podiatrist is an allied health care professional that specialises in looking after the lower limb and foot. A Podiatrist can diagnose, treat and educate individuals of any age about disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. These can include any biomechanical issues, dermatological issues, and any neurovascular issues.

A referral is not required to see a Podiatrist, unless under the Department of Veterans Affairs, Workers Compensation or Individuals who have health conditions that are being managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan.

Private health insurance funds also have plans that provide a rebate for Podiatry Services that can be put through on the day of your appointment.

Some of the common issues treated by Podiatrists include:

  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Elongated nails
  • Thick nails
  • Corns and callus
  • Warts
  • Cracked heels
  • Tinea and fungal nails
  • Flat feet
  • Sports injuries
  • Children’s feet
  • Ankle sprains
  • Orthotics
  • Diabetes foot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles pain

If you believe you or your child may be suffering from any of the conditions stated above, or you are wishing to get some advice on your feet, or any foot or lower limb related issues please don’t hesitate to visit us at Children’s Podiatry. Our friendly staff are waiting to take your call on 8645 9845 or you can book an appointment online here.