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 Anthony and Sophie, 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.
AREAS TREATED BY PODIATRISTS
Podiatrists are responsible for assessing and treating all anatomical areas from the hips down. Podiatrists treat conditions including:
- Plantar Fasciitis ( Heel Spurs)
- Achilles Tendinosis/tendonitis
- Mortons Neuromas
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures
- Flat Feet
- Growing Pains
- In-toeing (Duck Walking)
- Severs Disease
- Ingrown Toenails
- Routine Skin and Nail care
- Diabetic Assessments
Our podiatrists are experts in assessing walking and running gait with video analysis to make sure you’re moving at your best.
- Custom Orthotics
- Footwear advice
- Strength and conditioning
- Gait re-training
- Shockwave Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Ingrown toenail surgeries
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
Please bring your shoes with you and your podiatrist will also review your current footwear for its suitability to your biomechanics and activities.
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.