What does a podiatrist do?

Podiatrists are University qualified health professionals who assess and treat feet and lower limbs for a range of conditions including diabetes, heel pain, nail surgery along with general nail and skin treatment.

What can I expect in my first consultation?

An initial new episode consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where your relevant medical history is established, followed by an examination to determine the correct diagnoses and cause of your pain or injury.
From here, a treatment plan will be formed for your requirements. This may include taping, advice, imaging, orthoses, nail trimming as well as many other options.

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?

You do not need a referral unless your doctor recommends your treatment as part of an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan or you are a returned service veteran on a Gold or White card.

Can I claim my health fund or EPC rebate in the clinic?

Yes. Our clinic is set up with HICAPS and online Medicare claiming for on the spot claims at the time of your appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You should bring along any relevant referral forms along with any x-rays or scans that you have in relation to your condition. If you have previously been prescribed orthotics, we suggest you bring them along too.