FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES A PODIATRIST DO?

Podiatrists are experts in foot, ankle and lower limb health. They can help to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including: toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, warts, athlete's foot, dry and cracked heels, flat feet, bunions, heel pain, ageing feet, blisters, gout, sports injuries.

 

WHO SHOULD SEE A PODIATRIST?

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you should see a podiatrist.

  • I have ongoing pain in my foot, toenail, heel, ankle or knee

  • I have sores or blisters on my feet

  • I have uneven shoe wear

  • My walk has changed or I am tripping more frequently

  • My feet have a rash, scales, hardness, cracks or peeling skin

  • I have diabetes or arthritis

  • I have limited movement and can’t reach my feet

 

HOW LONG WILL THE APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Initial podiatry appointments can take up to 30 minutes.  On arrival you will be welcomed by our receptionist, who will ask you to fill out a new patient information form in our waiting area. Please arrive early to allow time to fill out this form.  
If ongoing treatment is required, follow up appointments can range from 20-30 minutes.

 

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR PODIATRY APPOINTMENT?
Please bring anything to your appointment that you feel will assist with your diagnosis and treatment. This may include referral letters, current medication list, footwear and any relevant test results such as X-rays or ultrasound reports.
We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement and enable us to see and assess your lower limbs.
Please note children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian.

 

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No. You do not need a medical referral to see a podiatrist (unless paying via a 3rd party such as a GP Medicare CDM Plan or Department of Veteran Affair patient)

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Our cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours’ notice, cancellation fees may apply.

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