If you are experiencing pain or problems with your feet, toenails, heels or ankles you can receive expert help and advice from a podiatrist as they exclusively treat feet and ankle related issues. Podiatrists can assess and help correct a difference in leg length, assess and treat diabetic related conditions, help with ingrown toenails, treat painful issues on the feet, make orthotics to support and improve how your feet are positioned in your shoes and treat skin and toenail disorders as well. Podiatrist can help stop foot related problems occurring in future. You do not need a doctor’s referral to get treatment with a podiatrist however your doctor may recommend you see a podiatrist and may give you an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan to cover some of the costs of treatment.
Our Podiatrist will take a detailed history and assess your feet, shoes, posture, X-rays and observe how you biomechanically move and walk. Once a better understanding of the underlying cause of your problem is established and how the problem started, some treatment options and recommendations can be provided to help you make a choice about how you would like it treated. Our podiatrist is friendly, warm and caring with lots of experience to draw from with common foot problems as well as very challenging and complex conditions.
Our podiatrist is friendly, warm and caring with lots of experience to draw from with common foot problems in children and adults as well as challenging and complex conditions. In keeping with our holistic integrated approach our podiatrist works alongside an experienced physiotherapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist and remedial Massage therapist and often will draw on their expertise (with your consent) to help you get a better outcome. The great news is this does not generally cost you any extra and can make a big difference.
Danelle’s desire to become a Podiatrist began with her own sports injury that no-one seemed to be able to fix, so she endeavoured to find the answers and ‘fix’ it herself. Her extensive podiatry experience has taught her that there are so many simple things that can often solve so many common complaints, if only they were implemented properly.
New patient appointments are allocated extra time so a comprehensive consultation can be provided. This includes a detailed history, assessment, consideration of treatment options available and treatment. If you have a particular injury or biomechanical condition, it is a good idea to bring in a pair of shoes you wear regularly to assist the Podiatrist.
Follow-up appointments with your podiatrist are important and allow for observations and discussion on progress since the previous appointment and any adjustments to be made if needed. As improvements unfold it’s an ideal time to discuss and consider a home self-management or prevention plan to ensure the condition does not return or worsen once better.
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.
Children’s feet are growing and changing constantly. As parents it can be hard to know if a pain or niggle is nothing to worry about or something that is or could become more serious. Getting some professional guidance early on can alleviate ongoing worry and ensure your child’s feet are given the all clear. If some underlying issues are identified and managed early this can prevent more serious problems later on.
Frequent pain and discomfort can be caused by many different conditions so it is worth getting a Children’s podiatrist to identify the problem and explain the cause and what can be done about it.
The more common children’s foot problems include:
Our holistic approach to foot care for both children and adults is to use simple cost effective treatment options wherever possible. Often problems can be overcome with specific exercises, simple shoe adjustments or similar. We encourage patients to consider alternative ways of correcting foot problems before they invest in orthotics. If you are unsure and would like a second opinion before investing in orthotics we are happy to assist.
Not all feet problems are necessarily painful. Skin disorders can however be challenging issues to treat and overcome. Our podiatrist has a special interest in treating skin disorders of the feet and ankle. Exacerbated by the fact our feet live in shoes so much of the time, skin disorders often need expert guidance in how to treat and overcome, as well as learning how to prevent from returning.