Podiatry is the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of problems to the lower limbs, ankle and feet. We don't think about it much but it's important to take care of your feet. Foot care is essential for people who have Diabetes, and annual check-ups are extremely important. Diabetics are more at risk of nerve damage, poor circulation and have a higher risk of infection to the feet. Your risk of developing foot ulcers and amputation is also increased.
A podiatrist can diagnose, treat and rehabilitate your feet and help prevent complications. They will work closely with our GPs to provide comprehensive holistic healthcare services and ensure best outcome for your foot health.
Our feet are our most used form of transport and over a life time we will walk more than 128,000 km on them. That's like walking 3 times around the world! So, take the right step and speak to one of our doctors or Mayumi today to find out how we can best assist you with a podiatry plan to maintain your mobility and foot health.
Podiatry costs can be subsidised by a Medicare rebate if certain care plans are organised by your GP. Ask us if you're eligible today!