A full range of podiatry services to help restore your health, wellbeing and mobility.
Nail & Skin Care
We provide comprehensive skin care and nail care services to help you feel comfortable and confident on your feet. As the foundations of our body, any pain caused by problems with the skin or nails can affect our ability to move and complete everyday tasks. Our experienced podiatrists can help with:
- Corns and calluses
- Dry, cracked heels
- Warts (verrucae)
- Ingrown toenails
- Thick, long toenails
- Crumbly, flaky toenails
- Fungal nail infections
- Athlete’s foot
- Wound care
As qualified and board-registered Podiatrists, we employ strict hygiene and sterilisation protocols at every appointment, so you can be confident that your foot health is our priority.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot disease is a significant problem here in Australia, affecting approximately 1.7 million people. It causes changes to your feet and legs by affecting your:
- Sensation (your ability to feel and detect pain)
- Circulation (the blood flow to the feet, and hence your healing response)
When you have difficulty feeling what is happening around your feet and legs, you may be unable to detect and care for any new cuts and wounds. This leaves the wound vulnerable to infection. Simultaneously, impaired blood flow to the feet means the body takes longer to close and heal the wound, and it may be harder to fight infections that develop.
As the effects of diabetes on your feet progressively worsen over time, annual diabetic foot health screenings are recommended by your podiatrist. During these screenings, we will:
- Assess your current sensation level
- Assess your current circulation level
- Assess your footwear
- Discuss your current risks
- Discuss management strategies to help reduce the likelihood of complications
Children’s Leg & Foot Problems
Being able to stay active and pain-free on their feet means that kids can explore, adventure, play and learn without being held back. We love using our knowledge of the feet and legs to help kids get back to doing the things they love. We can help kids with a range of problems, including:
- In-toeing and out-toeing
- Growing pains (in the heels, knees and feet)
- Flat feet or other alignment problems
- Leg + knee pain
- Foot + ankle pain
- Toe-walking + other unusual walking patterns
- Balance and coordination
- Curly toes
- Junior bunions
- Ingrown toenails
- Corns and calluses
We understand that kids need a different approach to care and treatment than adults, so we create individual plans just for them, incorporating activities that they already enjoy to help maximise their outcomes.
Sports Injury Management
There’s nothing like being out in the field, enjoying your favourite sport – until an injury stops you in your tracks. We work with patients of all ages and experience levels, from recreational joggers to professional footy players, to help optimise their recovery and get them back to the activities they love.
Our assessment and treatment methods are backed by up-to-date clinical evidence, meaning that we’re always learning and improving our skills. We don’t just alleviate your pain and symptoms, but treat the cause of the injury to reduce the likelihood of it happening again in the future. We help treat a range of conditions, including:
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Heel pain (plantar fasciitis + heel spurs)
- Stress fractures
- Ankle sprains + instability
- Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
- Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinopathy)
- Muscle + tendon strains (tendinopathies)
Foot Mobilisation Therapy
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) is a non-invasive manipulation technique used to improve mobility and function while reducing lower limb pain and problems.
The principles behind FMT are that restrictions (which may present as stiffness) in our feet can lead to our joints and foot structures moving out of place. This alignment shift results in changes to the way we use our feet, leading to increased pressure, pain, and problems. As we change the way we walk to compensate for this foot pain, the way we use our ankles, legs, knees and hips can change too, resulting in further problems. By addressing the original restrictions with our feet and restoring their function and mobility, we can help alleviate associated pain throughout the body.
Foot mobilisation therapy can help with:
- Foot + arch pain (including plantar fasciitis)
- Ankle sprains + stability
- Achilles + calf pain
- Shin splints
- Toe deformities (claw toes, hammertoes)
- Knee pain + problems
- Forefoot pain (including Morton’s Neuroma)
- Foot cramps + stiffness
Foot orthotics are medically prescribed shoe inserts that can help support stressed and tired joints and muscles, improve foot alignment and function, help relieve pain, and repair + prevent injuries.
Our podiatrists prescribe custom orthotics to match the needs of your feet by conducting a comprehensive biomechanical assessment, performing a gait analysis, and capturing your feet with plaster casts. We send our prescriptions to leading orthotics lab to create a truly made-for-you device.
Orthotics can assist in the treatment of a wide range of lower limb problems, including helping to:
- Assist the healing of muscle and ligament pain (e.g. plantar fasciitis)
- Improve your gait (walking) and running technique
- Alleviate pressure from specific areas of the feet (e.g. stress fractures, bony prominences)
- Improve stability, balance and coordination
- Correct discrepancies in the feet and legs (e.g. limb length difference, having one foot that is flatter than the other)
Western Medical Acupuncture
Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) uses small, fine acupuncture needles that are gently inserted into target areas in the lower limbs to help improve blood flow, alleviate pain, facilitate healing, resolve restrictions in the muscles (trigger points) + stimulate the nerve fibres.
This differs from dry needling as it encompasses five mechanisms of action – of which dry needling is one of them. The other effects also engage the nervous system to help with repair, regeneration and healing musculoskeletal pain. WMA can be used to help with:
- Heel + calf pain (including Achilles tendonitis)
- Forefoot pain (pain in the big toe joint, Morton’s neuroma, bursitis, capsulitis)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Surgical scarring
- Pain from arthritis
- Shin + knee pain
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a painless, safe and innovative solution to help relieve pain, reduce swelling, stimulate healing and assist the repair of a number of lower limb problems and injuries. This includes:
- Heel, arch, foot + ankle pain, including plantar fasciitis
- Pain from arthritis
- Post-operative pain + swelling
- Muscle sprains + strains, including Achilles pain, patella (knee pain), leg and hip pain
- Forefoot pain, including from a Morton’s neuroma or plantar plate tear
- Nerve pain, including sciatica
In an LLLT session, the hand-held device is gently applied to the surface of the skin, where the emitted light penetrates deeply yet painlessly to create a photochemical reaction within the body’s cells. This reaction affects the metabolic processes of the cells in the treated area, accelerating the reparative effects. Each session is non-invasive and has no side effects, making it an excellent alternative to medications, steroid injections and other alternatives.
A biomechanical assessment is a thorough exam of your feet and legs – and how their bones, joints, muscles, tissues and ligaments work together to keep you moving. It includes a gait analysis, which often uncovers why you may be experiencing certain pains or discomforts. The tests performed in a biomechanical analysis are specific to problem you have, but can include testing:
- The range of motion available in your joints
- Your muscle strength
- Foot posture
- Your balance, coordination and falls risk
- Nerve tightness
- Your walking style
- Your running style
- Physical exam and palpation of bones and structures
- Pressure + weight distribution
- Limb length difference
- Developmental milestones (kids)
Biomechanical assessments are not a treatment but a diagnostic tool, necessary to make a confident diagnosis and prescribe an accurate treatment plan.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a clinically-proven technique used to help improve movement and reduce pain in your feet and legs. It works by helping to release restrictions in your muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues using hand-held instruments. This means it can help with:
- Breaking down scar tissue, knots and tightness
- Improving your flexibility, the mobility of your tissues + the movement range available in your joints
- Decreasing pain and muscle spasms
- Improving circulation and blood flow to the area, accelerating healing and repair
The instruments used in IASTM have a combination of dull, targeted, convex and concave edges to complete various mobilising functions. This stimulates your body’s natural inflammatory response to help alleviate the restrictions and restore your mobility.
It is used to help with conditions including plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, surgical scars, ligament sprains, muscle strains, bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome and shin splints.
Home Visit Podiatry
We are able to take care of your feet from your home or aged care facility upon request. We’ll bring the tools to care for your skin and nail problems, perform diabetic foot screenings, and conduct simple biomechanical assessments.