What is Podiatry?
Your feet can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. A podiatrist is a university trained, Allied Heath Professional who is trained to examine, diagnose and treat a wide range of foot, toe, ankle and lower limb pain and concerns. As well as looking after your feet they can help you prevent issues occurring.
What can a podiatrist help me with?
Podiatrists are trained to help with many different things that can affect the lower limb such as
- General foot pain
- Orthotics, inserts and arch support
- Fallen arches
- Heel and arch pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achillies tendonitis
- Foot sprains
- ingrown toenails
- Callous, corns, bunions, warts
- Morteon’s neuroma
- skin conditions and infections on the feet or toenails
You may also be referred to a podiatrist to co-manage foot health with diabetes, arthritis or other musculoskeletal aches and pains (such as back pain) where the feet may be involved
Seeing a podiatrist
You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist, however if you have a chronic medical condition you may be eligible for referral from your GP under an Enhanced Primary Care management Plan which will cover part of the cost of the appointment with medicare.
As a private patient you can claim rebates for a consultation under you private health extras
When you see the podiatrist it is good to bring a long the shoes you wear frequently or exercise in and any orthotics or inserts that you may have been given previously.
See a podiatrist at New Farm or Brisbane City
Our podiatrist Kari Cuffe will be working from our Brisbane City and New Farm Clinics in James Street Fortitude Valley. She will be starting from April 2021