Feet make up almost a fifth of all the bones in your body. And with all the other connected joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels, it makes sense that there’s a whole profession focused specifically on these intricate body parts. That’s Podiatry.
Podiatrists are considered conservative therapists and they have completed a minimum of a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science and Podiatric Practice.
Benefits of Podiatry
Podiatrists have a strong focus on the mechanics of the feet and body and can treat a range of issues including;
- Plantar fasciitis / fasciosis
- Shin splints
- Ankle sprains
- Footwear management
- Stress fractures, bursitis, neuromas, bunions, hammer toes, skin & nail conditions
- Pre and post surgery management
- Arthritic foot pain, arch and heel pain, ankle pain
They are also very well practiced in more specific areas such as:
- Children’s walking and motor skills
- Running technique and efficiency
- Diabetic foot care
Podiatry @ MOSIC
Podiatrists utilise a strong referral network and team approach to your health. They work closely with our Osteopaths, Exercise Physiologists, Massage Therapists and your other health professionals to ensure that your entire, interconnected body is being cared for. While Podiatrists main focus is the feet, we find that people respond more quickly and achieve better long term outcomes when we liaise with a range of other professionals who are great at what they do.
For this reason our Podiatrists will often be involved in the management of other lower limb issues such as:
- Knee and patella pathologies
- ITB friction syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
To ensure we achieve the best outcomes, our Podiatry team uses their extensive clinical experience as well as a range of progressive analysis and treatment technology including:
- Video gait analysis
- Foot mobilisation techniques
- 3D scanned orthotic devices
- 3D pressure gait analysis
- ESWT – shockwave therapy
Book an appointment with one of our experienced Podiatrists
What to expect
We make sure that every Podiatry consultation is focused on:
- Listening – we need to know about your specific complaint but also about your life, activities and stresses – this helps us figure out how your problem developed and what will be the best way to help you achieve your goals.
- Accurate diagnosis – if required, we may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging (x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, pathology).
- Assessing and addressing the causal factors – in addition to help settling immediate pain, we will also address what caused it to ensure a long term change.
- A specific management plan – this will confirm your treatment goals and diagnosis as well as detail a specific timeframe for managing your complaint or achieving your goal.
We will be there to help guide and assist you in reaching your goals. It is what we love to do!
What to bring to your appointment
- A range of your common footwear – work, exercise, casual, slippers, thongs, etc – they all help provide insight into your story.
- Orthotic devices – any current or previous devices used – they are all helpful for us.
- Previous imaging or other diagnostic results
- Referral – while a referral is not required to see our Podiatrists, if you have one, please bring it along.
- Comfortable active clothing – we will get you to do some walking and activity as part of your assessment so please dress appropriately.
- Medicare card and/or health insurance details – where applicable we can process your rebate at our clinics.