Frequently Asked Questions
At Podiatry on Plenty Road we treat many people who have diabetes. Diabetes is a complex condition that can cause two serious problems – Loss of sensation ( peripheral neuropathy) Loss of blood flow ( peripheral arterial disease) The sensation of pain acts to protect us and draw our attention to areas of damage, when the sensation is diminished cuts abrasions and infections will go un noticed and therefore untreated, which can lead to serious complications, including diabetic ulceration or even amputation. If you are a person with diabetes the podiatrists at podiatry on plenty road can assess your feet and offer you advice on the best way to care for them so as to prevent complications.Book an appointment today!
A podiatrist is an allied health professional who deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot and lower limb.
The scope of practice ranges from diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, eg, corns, calluses, tinea or warts, conditions of nails, eg, fungally infected, ingrown or deformed nails, through to biomechanical issues requiring the prescription of orthoses.
A podiatrist can specialise in different areas of interest such as diabetes, arthritis, sports medicine, paediatrics or gerontology.
Podiatrists have completed a bachelors degree over 4 years and are registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia. Book an appointment today.
If you are a private patient you do not require a referral, if you are covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or are eligible to be covered by Medicare you will require a referral from your GP.
To make an appointment call Podiatry on Plenty Road on 9470 3868 and talk to our receptionists Helen or Sonja, they can assist you with any queries you may have and inform you about our fee structure.
At Podiatry on Plenty Road we offer a HICAPS facility which allows on the spot health fund rebates for those covered by participating health funds.
Yes we do, a referral from your GP will be required.
Yes we do, we have a ramp inside the front door for wheelchair access.
All instruments at Podiatry on Plenty Road are sterilised in an autoclave before use on patients.
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