Diagnosis – we invest in the time upfront so we can get your treatment right
At Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry we strive to provide an exceptional service for our patients. We offer you a high quality, conservative and minimally invasive treatment, taking care of conditions from small calluses to complex foot-related injuries.
Even though we use them everyday, we often take our feet for granted. A number of health advisory organisations including the World Health Organisation and the Australian National Activity Guidelines recommend that adults take 10,000 steps a day as it is similar to 30 minutes of activity. Multiply this number by 365 days and then by your lifetime and the number of steps is pretty incredible. Your feet are important to you so it is paramount that they receive the best care. In addition to incorporating therapy to keep you on your feet and toes without pain, we focus on education and ensuring that you are in the right footwear to suit your needs and your lifestyle.
At Paddington Physio and Podiatry, you can rely on our knowledge and experience to treat your foot abnormalities and biomechanical problems, perform conservative treatments, minor foot surgery and free you from foot-related sports injuries.
Podiatry For All Ages – Paediatric To Geriatric
As with our Physiotherapy, our goal is to give you an accurate diagnosis of your condition, so we can treat it efficiently and effectively. Paddington Podiatry will take care of all your podiatry needs and we have a range of solutions including general foot care and orthotics.
Children of all ages sometimes need to consult a Podiatrist. Sometimes babies are born with very curled up toes and you may need some advice as to whether you need to do anything prior to them walking. You may not be sure of if a Toddler is walking well and some early advice can be useful. An assessment might be very useful as your child heads into wearing school shoes all day so they get it right from the beginning.
As you get older you may find your dexterity may put you at risk of cutting yourself as you trim your nails or it may be just too difficult to get to your feet so it’s safer and easier to see the Podiatrist regularly. Additionally, existing medical conditions may alter wound healing rate and poor eyesight or dexterity may make cutting your nails essentially impossible. Medical conditions such as Diabetes can affect the rate of healing, particularly to your feet and legs. Having your feet checked by a Podiatrist at least once a year will make sure your foot health is in the best possible condition.
Is a Podiatrist The Same As A Chiropodist?
Some of what Podiatrists do used to fit into what was then called Chiropody. The profession of Podiatry has changed over the years, so Chiropodists don’t really exist anymore and the Podiatrist role coves the job of the Chiropodist, plus a lot more. The key difference between Chiropody and Podiatry is education and scope of practice – Podiatrists can diagnose foot conditions and help you plan the management. Podiatrists undertake a Bachelors university program for four years and must be registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to be able to practice.
Podiatrists Who Put Your Feet First
Our approach to Podiatry:
- Enhance foot function and alleviate pain using a combination of extensive experience and contemporary knowledge in biomechanical and general podiatry
- Work in conjunction with your Physio, when necessary, to provide a more comprehensive program, enhancing your overall management
- Utilise early intervention to prevent possible future complications
- Education – we help you understand your condition, why you have it and what you need to do to recover from it
- Use highly skilled techniques for precision podiatric procedures
Podiatric Services To Support You
Our range of podiatric services include:
- General foot care – Undertaking assessments and essential foot care for a broad spectrum of patients who may or may not have chronic foot problems
- High Risk patient management – Undertaking assessments and providing care for people with medical conditions that increase the risk of developing foot problems.
- Orthotic therapy
- Patient education
- Toenail surgery – Ingrown toenails can be very painful and intrusive to a person’s everyday life. Toenail surgeries can be performed by a Podiatrist to remove the ingrown toenail and improve long-term comfort
Common General Podiatric Conditions
Our approach to Podiatry:
- There is a wide range of podiatric problems, but some of the more common include:
- Tinea and wart management
- Corns and calluses
- Diabetic foot assessment, monitoring and maintenance
- High risk foot management
- Gout management
- Foot deformities
- Nail disorders including fungal and bacterial infections
- Ingrown toe nails (including surgery)
Relieve your pain – achieve your goals!
Book In To See One Of Our Qualified Podiatrists Today.
Podiatrists are first contact practitioners so generally you don't need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment. Call 07 3511 6352, or complete the booking form to get started. A referral might be necessary if you are on WorkCover, a Medicare patient or EPC patient with a chronic and complex condition or initially for DVA, but do call us if you are unsure.
Paddington Podiatrists Services
Paddington Podiatry can assist you with many and varied foot related conditions. Some examples are: