In simple terms, a Podiatrist cares for your feet. We are trained to deal with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the feet and lower legs. Problems with your feet can affect your ability to walk and move pain free.
We can help with preventing complications from diabetes and other chronic foot conditions, reducing and managing pain, selecting footwear to help improve comfort, and improving balance and reduced risk of falling.
Our podiatrists work in a team with you and other health providers to improve your wellbeing. We can provide foot care advice and treatment, including:
- Full diabetes assessment; Doppler study, neurological assessment, ankle brachial pressures, toe pressures
- Wound care/ulcers
- Fungal infection (skin and nails)
- Orthotics/shoe innersoles
- Footwear advice
- Children’s feet (in-toeing/toe-walking)
- In-growing toenails, including nail surgery
- Corns and callouses
- Teaching self-management strategies to prevent injury and complications
Our Podiatry team members provide services to all ages. Please contact our Intake team to discuss your needs. Eligibility for ongoing care is determined at the initial assessment meeting.
Fees may apply. Additional fees may also apply for services including nail surgery and orthotics.
If you would like information, phone the Intake Service between 9am and 5pm on:
- 1300 234 263 for the City of Hume Intake
- 9409 8724 for the City of Whittlesea Intake
We accept self-referrals, as well as referral from your GP, specialists or other health professionals, carer or family member.
Interpreters are available free of charge.
Health professionals are requested to send referrals by:
- E-referral via Connecting Care
- Fax 9408 9508
- Post to PO Box 82, Whittlesea 3757 for City of Whittlesea locations
For people aged 65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, referral is via My Aged Care.
We can provide Podiatry services through your NDIS plan.
For current clients who would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception 1300 234 263 for the City of Hume or 9409 8787 for City of Whittlesea locations.
Please provide the following to your first appointment:
- Name and contact details of your regular GP
- A list of medications you currently use
- Completed food diary (provided in the mail)
Allow one (1) hour for your first appointment; there will be a discussion with your Podiatrist about your condition and general health, then discuss with you how to best manage your condition.
Interpreters may be arranged, if requested.
Wait lists may apply and priority is given according to the severity of your condition.