Treat foot pain associated with the joints, muscle and tissues of the foot and leg.
Help people with diabetes manage the ongoing risks and problems of their feet and legs.
Treat skin and nail pathologies of the foot and leg.
Assess blood and nerve supply to the foot and leg.
Treat and manage ingrown toenails and if required remove toenails surgically.
Remove corns and calluses and look at the reason why they are occuring.
Assess the growth and development of childrens feet and legs.
Do you need a referral to see a podiatrist?
You don’t need a referral to see a podiatrist if you want to be seen as a private patient. The majority of patients will come under this category, patients do not require a referral if they can claim through their private health cover or wish to pay privately.
If have a Department of Veterans Affairs gold card or come under workers compensation claim you will need a referral from your GP. Some patients are eligible to claim through the “Medicare Team Care Arrangement” program and will need a referral and the appropriate documentation from your G.P. If you feel that you may be eligible for a care plan please discuss with your G.P.
What is a Team Care Arrangement and am I eligible for one?
In 2004 the Federal Government introduced a Team Care Arrangement Program for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs. The programs allow patients to access private sector allied health providers such as; Podiatrists and Diabetes Educators whilst utilizing Medicare to pay for the fees associated with the visits.
You may be referred for up to 5 visits a year by your GP. If you feel you may be eligible for this program please consult your GP who will determine your eligibility