Podiatry

What is a podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a Health Professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Some areas in which Podiatrists may develop a special interest include:

  • Sports medicine
  • Biomechanics (Engineering)
  • Paediatrics (Children)
  • Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Gerontology (Elderly)

To become a Podiatrist requires a full time 4 year degree at the University Department of the U.W.A (University of Western Australia) located between the Medicine and Dental faculties. All Podiatrists are required to maintain a current registration to practise in Australia from AHPRA, which is paid and checked annually. In addition to this a Podiatrist must complete 20 hours of relevant continuing education each and every year.

A referral is not necessary unless your bill is being paid for by the Department of Veterans Affairs or by Medicare through enhanced primary care plan from your General Practitioner which requires certain criteria that you would need to discuss with your General Practitioner.

What we treat and do

  • Children's feet
  • Growing pains
  • Flat feet
  • Highly arched feet
  • Unusual wear patterns on shoes
  • Knock knees
  • Pigeon toes
  • All types of foot, arch and heal pain
  • Bunions
  • Distorted toes
  • Knee, hip and back pain if associated with poor alignment
  • Posture of foot
  • Arthritis in feet
  • Corns/callouses
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Diabetes
  • Circulation
  • Sports
  • Fungal infections

Corrective Orthotics

Used to treat pains, disorders and abnormalities arising from poor posture, alignment and engineering of the foot.

Stephen uses the latest 3D computerised imaging and CNC machines to orchestrate his unique approach to develop one off orthotic devices. This is the accumulation of 25 year’s experience, research using F-Scan computer data analysis and his earlier beginnings studying Engineering at the University of Western Australia before transferring to Podiatry because of his keen interest in the engineering of the human body.

Cost

Initial appointment $90.00 ($70.00 for pensioners)
If you need to come back in the future $65.00 ($55.00 for pensioners)
Department Veterans Affairs gold card - no charge, just DVA card and a one off first time referral form from your doctor.
Medicare (Enhanced primary care plan - EPC) - No charge but need a EPC referral (ask your Doctor is eligible)

Payments must be made on the day by cash, eftpos or HICAPS (enables us to claim your private health insurance rebate) so that you only have to pay the gap. You will need your private health fund card to swipe through our HICAPS machine in our practise rooms.

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