What Is Podiatry?
Our feet our often the most neglected and forgotten part of our body. Often it is not until they become painful that we pay them any attention. And it’s at this moment we begin to realise how much we rely on our feet for our mobility and independence – particularly when we are older.
Who are Podiatrists?
If you have a problem with your feet the most appropriate person to see is a Podiatrist. Podiatrists are health care practitioners who diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower leg. Conditions such as diabetes and arthritis often have associated foot problems, which may be assisted by Podiatrists. Appropriate diagnoses and treatment can help ensure you feet won’t develop any serious problems later in life. Podiatrists work as part of the overall health care team and therefore may consult with other health care practitioners when managing foot or foot related problems.
Podiatrists are experts in:
- Assessment and treatment of foot and ankle disorders such as callouses, blisters, corns, warts, ingrowing toe nails
- Evaluation of biomechanical causes of foot and lower limb pain
- Advice and prescription of foot orthoses to enhance lower limb realignment
- Advice and prescription of foot and lowerlimb stretching and strengthening programs tailored to your personal needs
- Advice and appropriate adjustment of all footwear including boots, runners and sports specific footwear.
It is not necessary to obtain a referral to Podiatry unless you are registered under Veteran Affairs. Private health insurance funds cover Podiatry services under their ancillary tables.
For further information on this or any other foot, ankle or lower limb related problems see your Podiatrist at Karak and Wilson Podiatry Group.
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