WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
Podiatrists are highly qualified, tertiary-educated health clinicians who are trained to assess, treat and manage most lower limb diseases, disorders, pain conditions and injuries.
Our podiatrists use the latest technology, evidence-based treatments and management to assess, diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions that affect the lower leg. Visits to our podiatrists at our Newstead location will help reduce pain, improve function and manage your health conditions to keep you moving. Podiatrists are able to refer you for varying diagnostic or investigative imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound and MRI scans. Our podiatrists are also able to do toe nail procedures for ingrown toe nails to permanently remove part or all of a nail with local anaesthetics.
AREAS TREATED BY PODIATRISTS
Podiatrists are responsible for assessing and treating all anatomical areas from the knee down. Podiatrists treat conditions affecting:
- Skin (corns, callus and hard skin)
- Ingrown toenails
- Nerves, arteries and veins
- Joints, ligaments and plantar fascia
- Muscles, tendons
Our podiatrists are also trained to assess both walking and running gait with video analysis to make sure you’re moving at your best.
Podiatrists are able to refer you for varying diagnostic or investigative imaging such as x-rays, ultrasound and MRI scans in order to determine a diagnosis to optimise your treatment and resolve any painful conditions you may have.
Our podiatrists are also able to do toe nail procedures to treat ingrown toenails by permanently remove part or all of a nail with the administration of local anaesthetic.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO PODIATRISTS TREAT?
All the Podiatrists at our Brisbane clinics are highly proficient and experienced in working with a range of conditions including:
- Diabetes and peripheral neuropathy
- Fungal nail
- Skin infections
- Ingrown toenails
- Nerve entrapments or compression in the foot and ankle
- Inflammation of the nerves of the foot and ankle
- Bursitis of the foot or ankle (retrocalcaneal bursitis,
- Plantar fasciitis / fasciopathy
- All foot and ankle tendinitis / tendinopathy
PODIATRY APPOINTMENT TYPES
FOOT AND LEG PAIN
SKIN AND NAILS
WHAT DOES A PODIATRY APPOINTMENT INVOLVE?
The aim of your first podiatry appointment is to:
- conduct a comprehensive assessment
- develop a clear understanding of your health history
- collect information about your current symptoms and condition
- examine your feet, ankles and legs
- assess movement of the joints
- assess strength of the muscles of the feet and legs
- assess walking pattern and footwear
- assess your skin and nails
Please bring your shoes with you and your podiatrist will also review your current footwear and provide recommendations and any modifications necessary.
We do ask our patients to bring any relevant medical assessments of the injury (such as x-rays or MRI scan) to the first appointment.
Once we have all the necessary information, your podiatrist will tailor a specific treatment plan. This treatment plan may include:
- massage and deep tissue release
- dry needling
- foot mobilisation
- exercises and stretches
- footwear advice and modifications
- custom orthotics
- shockwave therapy