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Diabetes Foot Care

Diabetes poses problems for sufferers and their feet on two levels:
• nerve damage, or ‘peripheral neuropathy’, which impairs sensation to the feet and/or
• reduced blood supply, also known as ‘poor circulation’

Most foot problems in people who have diabetes occur when injuries – and often infections – go unnoticed and untreated, due to a loss of feeling in the extremities through nerve damage, or when healing is delayed due to poor circulation.

A Diabetes Foot Assessment by our Podiatrists will help to detect any changes early – before they become a problem. In an assessment, our Podiatrists will educate you on any preventative measures you need to take. You will have a thorough examination where the overall health of your feet will be examined and your circulation and sensation, footwear and gait are analysed

As there are no cure for Diabetes, education and preventative care are vital in managing the effects of Diabetes.

Conditions we treat:

Nailcare
Ingrowing toenails
Callus and corn removal
Wound care and dressing
Blister prevention
Tinea management
Neurovascular Assessment
Footwear assessment & advice

What to expect in your consult?

We know your time is valuable and true to our values of respecting everybody we strive to always run on time.

Prior to your appointment you will receive an email with a link to complete your client forms online. If you prefer to do it in person we would appreciate that you arrive 10 mins earlier to allow time for registration and to make things run smoothly.

On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a smile! You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

FAQ's

What Can Podiatry Help With?
Do I need a referral?
Can I get to see a Podiatrist today?
How long is a consultation?
Can a Podiatrist organise my x-rays?
Do you accept all private health funds?
Is Podiatry a bulk billing service?
How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?
What Can Podiatry Help With?
  • Nail problems (yes we even cut your toenails!)
  • Skin problems – corns and calluses
  • Sport and overuse injuries – shin splints, calf pain, ankle sprains
  • Diabetes foot assessments
  • Heel pain, arch pain, leg pain, ankle pain, knee pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Warts
  • Running injuries
  • Child and adolescent injuries
  • Gait and posture problems
Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. The only time you’ll need a referral is if you qualify for the Medicare funded Chronic Management Care Plan or if you’re a War Veteran with a Gold Card.

Can I get to see a Podiatrist today?

Our Podiatrists are very popular so we can’t guarantee an appointment on the same day but we’ll do our best to make it happen if you contact us by phone.

How long is a consultation?

We allow 40 mins for all initial consultations. This extended time will allow our Podiatrists to meet you, assess you and give you a management plan and treatment. Our subsequent appointments are generally 20 mins in duration.

Can a Podiatrist organise my x-rays?

Yes, Podiatrists can refer for x-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs.

Do you accept all private health funds?

We accept all private health funds. With our HICAPS terminal, you’ll be able to claim on the spot!

Is Podiatry a bulk billing service?

No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.

How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?

What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.

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