General Foot Care
Our podiatrists of course tend to all the general foot health issues of our Perth clients, as well as our specialised treatment areas. Our general care includes toenails, corn and callous treatment, wart and other skin infection treatments, flat feet, childrens foot problems, bunions and toe deformities.
Orthotics in Perth
How Orthotic Shoes Can Help You!
For those of us who are on our feet all day, or just a part of the day, wearing custom orthotic shoes might improve the way our feet feel, especially after long bouts of standing. For people suffering with
foot injuries or discomfort or for those who tend to have foot ulceration, orthotics Perth might be the perfect solution to keep you comfortable when you are on your feet. For more information on our orthotics in Perth, see here.
DVA Footwear Prescription
All of our podiatrists are registered Veterans’ Affairs medical grade footwear suppliers in Perth. We are happy to assess eligible Veterans who have problems wearing stock footwear for appropriate extra-width
or custom made footwear.
Diabetic Neurovascular Foot Assessment
People with diabetes need to be admitted to hospital because of complications to foot problems more than any other reason. Podiatry today aims at prevention of foot problems. We recommend that all our Perth clients who have been diagnosed with diabetes have thorough diabetic foot assessments every six to twelve months. These assessments include checks of blood flow and nerve supply to the feet so that we can identify any areas that may be at risk and help you to maintain your foot health through treatment and education.
Skin changes such as dryness, corns, callus, infection and poor healing may also occur more frequently in people with diabetes. To reduce the chance of any complications from these changes regular checkups are also advised.
If you are having severe or recurring problems with ingrown toenails
we may recommend that you be assessed for minor surgery.
The podiatry procedure is performed using a local anaesthetic
at our Perth clinic and any post-operative pain is usually easily
controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers. There are a
number of different techniques for removal of the offending part
or entire nail and the most appropriate will be decided between
you and the podiatrist carrying out the surgery.
Foot Manual Therapies
FMT is a ‘hands-on’ technique of foot and ankle joint mobilisation, used extensively by manipulative physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths for treatment of painful muscle and joint disorders. This method of treatment is based on the fact that everything works best when it is in the right place. FMT combined with orthotic therapy, footwear, stretching, strengthening and stabilising exercises helps to repair and maintain the complex musculoskeletal system within the foot and ankle.
While the treatment takes only a few minutes, the effects of FMT last initially for 48 to 72 hours. The effects last longer as the damaged tissue cells are replaced with new dynamically healthy cells. FMT is usually performed as a series of 2 sessions per week for six weeks, and then adjusted depending on whether more reparative work is required or simple maintenance.
Children can experience a range of foot problems which we are often able to help with. Gait analysis, growing pains, sporting injuries and ingrown toenails are just a few of the areas that our podiatrists are trained to deal with in regards to children’s health.
If you experience muscle or joint pain, or a pain inside your foot, or simply want a postural checkup, we will book you in for a Biomechanical Assessment (also called a Foot Function Assessment).
If you have been scheduled for a Biomechanical Assessment please ensure that you bring with you:
– A pair of shorts or leggings. Your Podiatrist will need to see your knees and below.
– A well fitted shirt. Your podiatrist will need to assess your posture including spinal alignment and pelvic stability.
– Examples of your everyday and sports footwear, or those shoes which cause you problems.
– Any relevant X-rays or scans (feet, ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, spine).
– Any other items you feel are relevant to your problem (eg. pre-existing orthoses).