Podiatry

Podiatry (Chiropody) is the area of Allied Health dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of medical conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb

Podiatry

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Nail SurgerySurgical procedures are commonly performed by portraitists to treat recurrent nail problems such as ingrown nail. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has pierced (or is pressing against) the adjacent skin of the toe causing pain and inflammation and sometimes infection. Surgery may be required when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected, is continually painful, the sufferer is unable to wear shoes or the condition inhibits work, sporting or other activities.

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OrthoticsPrescription orthotics are inserts for shoes that help to restore and improve foot and lower leg function by helping to correct poor posture and arch support. Good posture helps you to sustain an active lifestyle - and good body posture needs correct alignment of feet, knees, hip and back.

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DiabetesDiabetics need to check their feet daily for any problems. Podiatrists will perform an annual diabetic foot check to monitor your nerves and blood flow and communicate any problems to your regular doctor. Diabetics are prone to chronic ulcers and wounds and may loose their limbs if not properly cared for. Both Juliann and Rebecca are able to look after diabetic feet and foot wounds.

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General PodiatryGeneral podiatry involves the assessment and treatment of skin and nail conditions of the feet. This includes: corns and callouses, toe nail problems, tinea, plantar warts and other foot problems.

RehabilitationOur podiatrists will help you get back to doing what you want to be doing as quickly as possible. The team use the latest techniques and technology to establish a diagnosis and treatment plan for any condition of the lower leg and foot. Treatment may include, but is not limited to: padding and strapping, mobilisation and manipulation, rehabilitation with strengthening and stretching exercise programs, custom or pre-fabricated orthotics, dry needling and referrals for imaging like x-rays and ultrasounds.

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PodiatryPodiatry (Chiropody) is the area of Allied Health dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of medical conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb.

Consultation Fee

$85

Standard Podiatry Initial consultation. Bring your private health insurance card to see if you can get a rebate

$75

Follow up consultations. Bring your private health insurance card to see if you can get a rebate

Other fees

If you have a chronic health condition and an EPC form from your GP, you may be able to claim a rebate from medicare. We do not bulk bill for Podiatry. Other services like orthotics, dry needling and nail surgeries are to be discussed with reception prior to booking
Enhanced Primary Care Plans (EPC)

An Enhanced Primary Care plan is a plan between the patient and their doctor on how to best care for your chronic condition. A Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five services per patient each calendar year across all allied health services. Additional services are not possible in any circumstances. The need for allied health services must be directly related to a patient’s chronic condition and identified in their care plan. GPs determine whether the patient’s chronic medical condition would benefit from allied health services. Patients must have a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements prepared by their GP. With the correct paperwork, we are able to process your medicare rebate into your bank account at the time of service, please bring your EFTPOS card with you.

Private Health Rebates

If you have private health insurance and are covered for podiatry in your extras cover, you may get a rebate at the time of consultation. Please bring your card and we can try with the hi-caps machine at the time of consultation.

Additional Information

Extra Fees:

Fees for consumables like pre-fabricated (off the shelf orthotics), wedges, silipos sleeves etc will be charged at the time of consultation. Bio-mechanical assessments and custom orthotics will be discussed at the time of consultation; a deposit is required for these. Medicare does not cover the cost of any consumables used at the time of consultation.

All accounts must be settled on the day of your appointment.

Consultation Fees:

Fees for standard consultation are listed above. For more information on other matters, please discuss with reception at time of booking.

If you have private health insurance and are covered for podiatry in your extras cover, you may get a rebate at the time of consultation. Please bring your card and we can try with the hi-caps machine at the time of consultation.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) card holders may be eligible for bulk-billing at our practice.

Non Attendance

It is the policy of this practice that unless 48hrs notice is given prior to your appointment, the entire cost of your missed appointment will be billed at your next attendance.