2 Raymond Terrace,
Unit 9B, 1-10 Amy Close,
Terrigal: 4385 2079
Wyong: 4352 3343
Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
The Role of a Podiatrist
Podiatry is a health care service that examines, diagnoses, and treats conditions related to the foot, ankle and lower limb. Podiatry consultations not only prevent and correct deformities, but also relieve pain, allowing you to stay mobile and active.
Our podiatry services are provided by our experienced and highly clinicians. Whether you need your footwear and orthotics reviewed, your gait and movement assessed, or you would like some information on how to best care for your feet, we will ensure that you get the best advice and management to put a spring back in your step.
We ensure that you gain a complete understanding of your injury, how this relates to your presenting symptoms and what the management pathway will be in order to achieve your goals. This involves an examination of your feet and lower limb, blood flow, mobility and strength, and biomechanics. The findings will then be clearly presented to you and a treatment plan drawn up with you.
We can help with:
- Foot ankle & leg pain
- Heel pain
- Nail care
- Nail surgery
- Wart treatment
- Corn & callous treatment
- Diabetic foot care
- Biomechanical assessments
- Orthotics and footwear advice
- Sport injuries
- Lower limb injury rehabilitation
Foot care is imperative for individuals living diabetes. Diabetes can affect your circulation and how well you can feel with your feet. We are able to examine this with our vascular ultrasound.
Do you experience
✓Loss of sensation
✓Pain when walking short distances
These are all symptoms of poor blood flow and altered nerve activity which can be related to diabetes. This may lead to multiple complications, so it is important to have an annual diabetic foot check ensuring that your feet are happy and healthy.
Many people have orthotics for years without getting them checked. An annual check ensures the quality of the orthotic is maintained and that they are still effective in helping your feet remain pain free.
We believe in thorough biomechanical assessment of the foot and ankle followed by an extensive history taking to gain an in depth understanding of your movement habits and any injuries or pain that may have occurred leading to you coming in seeking orthotics. While orthotics are one of many means to manage foot pain, we ensure that you also build sound neuro-muscular systems around your foot and ankle in order to support your every day loading habits and activities, at school, sport, or work.
In addition to fitting you with orthotics we will give you a plan and discuss with you the use and purpose of the orthotics over a set period of time. You will also be given a strength and movement retraining program to work on at home to improve and support your movement.