Frequently Asked Questions
Podiatrists are medically trained health practitioners that specialise in the study, diagnosis and treatment of lower limb structures, including the foot, ankle and other related structures of the leg.
Conditions that we often see include ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, warts, ankle sprains, Achilles pain and knee osteoarthritis.
Yes, depending on your Podiatry coverage under your private health fund!
The amount that you can claim back varies between each health fund and will depend on your level of cover for Podiatry. It's best to check with your health fund for an accurate quote.
We can send your claim directly to your health fund at the time of your appointment, and you then only pay the gap to us.
For an initial skin and nails consultation, it will take up to 30 minutes.
For an initial biomechanical assessment consultation, it will take up to 60 minutes.
Please allow yourself 5-10 minutes before the appointment to fill out any necessary paperwork if you haven't filled out an online form prior to arriving
No worries, we understand that life can get busy sometimes. All you have to do is give the clinic a call on 9384 3545 and get in touch with one of our friendly staff. We'll be more than happy to work out a better time with you and reschedule as required.
Please note, it is our policy that we require at least 24 hours notice for rescheduling or cancelling appointments. A missed appointment or a late notice fee may be charged if either of the events were to occur at our discretion.
The frequency you see your podiatrist will depend on your condition and its severity, so this will vary. Your Podiatrist will let you know during your consultation the estimated timeframe between each visit.
Our end goal is to help you get back on your feet and live independently, whatever that might look like for you.
Yes, all our Podiatrists are trained to perform ingrown nail surgeries, also known as Partial Nail Avulsions (PNAs). We will be able to perform the procedure in-chair at our clinic. Your appointment will be 60 minutes but the procedure will take approximately 15 minutes. Please note that the duration may vary depending on the number of sides that will be removed. Your Podiatrist will discuss this with you at your initial appointment.
You can learn more about ingrown toenails and nail surgery here.
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot complications due to poor blood circulation and nerve damage. Podiatry is important in preventing and managing diabetic foot conditions with regular foot care and screenings.
It is generally recommended that people with diabetes visit a Podiatrist at least once a year for a full diabetic foot assessment, which will include assessing the nerve function and blood circulation in your feet.