Sports and Active Podiatry
If you are suffering from foot or leg pain, chances are, it is affecting your day to day activities. We treat musculoskeletal complaints and fix the root cause of the pain, not just the symptoms. We pride ourselves on restoring function and improving your quality of life with you in focus. Your lifestyle and personal goals are taken into consideration when implementing our treatment program.
Our treatment solutions are focused both on the short and long term benefits and we utilise a combination of therapies for best results. Short term solutions such as strapping or padding, massage, footwear education, exercise prescription and activity modification can help to improve pain.
Longer term solutions may be necessary such as orthotic therapy, exercise rehabilitation programs, footwear modifications to restore function and assist in injury prevention in the future.
Children are amazing to watch when tackling every single new milestone from birth through to adulthood. Along the way, parents may be concerned and need some reassurance or even simple guidance in what is best for your child. It could be that your child complains of pain or discomfort regularly, perhaps their foot or leg alignment seems to affect their walking, perhaps your are at a loss as to what shoes are best for your child.
If you are unsure if your child would benefit from seeing us, please contact us to ask any questions you may have.
Nail and Skin Care
Finding it hard to reach your feet to maintain your nails? Perhaps you have discoloured, thickened nail or a persistent corn or callous or even an ingrowing toe nail, we are the right professionals for you!
We offer a range of treatments to provide immediate improvements to your feet. We also look at the longer term solutions by looking at your lifestyle including your footwear habits. We then offer solutions on how best to improve your foot health and maintaining comfortable healthy feet throughout all seasons of the year!
Diabetes and High Risk Foot Assessment
Our Diabetes and High Risk Foot Assessments at of Gold Standard. We pride ourselves on offering a very comprehensive assessment which assesses not only your blood flow and nerve sensation to your feet but your overall foot function. We look at your foot health holistically and believe that education is key in helping you to maintain your foot health and prevent foot complications in the long term.
Our dedicated Diabetes Program offers ongoing monitoring of your foot health and assess your foot risk status. We work best in collaboration with your GP and specialists and as such, we provide in depth reports to maintain clear communication about you foot health.
Orthotic Therapy & Foot Devices
We prescribe both Custom Made Foot Orthotics and Prefabricated Orthotics which are designed to improve function, reduce pain and pressure. We prescribe different types of orthotics depending on your needs.
We also stock pressure relieving devices to assist with treatment of bunions, corns and callouses. We also provide braces for ankles and knees as well specialised foot and ankle devices to assist with foot injuries and foot drop.
We do not always encourage the use of functional devices over the long term if your function will be restored but they are very useful for the shorter term to get you moving and reducing pain. This will always be discussed with you during your consultation and as part of our treatment management plan.
If you are suffering from foot or leg pain, often footwear is key factor into some very common complaints in the heels and forefoot such as Plantar Fasciitis and Intermetatarsal Bursiitis. We offer Footwear Assessments with most of our Initial Consultations as part of a very thorough comprehensive assessment to achieve best results. However, for some people, you may just need some guidance on the right type of footwear for your feet and occupation. This can be performed as a standalone consultation which you will receive a list of footwear recommendations and a list of stockists for your ease of purchasing. We will also write a referral to the stockists to ensure the correct fit is provided.
Ingrowing Nail Surgery
Ingrowing nails can be managed quite effectively with professional nail trimming and good nail cutting techniques. For some people however, their nails are very troublesome and hard to maintain. Nail surgery is a very common procedure we perform to stop the nail from growing into the flesh in the sulci of the toe for good.
During this simple treatment, we pride ourselves on our thorough and strict infection control standards to ensure the quickest recovery. We also monitor and care for your toe until optimal healing is seen.