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Podiatry

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is the profession which deals exclusively with conditions affecting the human foot and conditions in the lower limbs resulting from faulty biomechanics or alignment of the foot. Podiatrists practising in WA are University qualified and registered with the Podiatrist’s Registration Board of Australia and are continually upgrading their skills and knowledge through further education and training.

Common conditions assessed and/or treated by Podiatrists include:

  • Heel pain/spur
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Removal of painful corn and callus
  • Plantar warts/verrucae
  • Knee pain
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Diabetes foot care and assessment
  • Shin splints
  • Sporting injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Children foot deformities and walking disorders e.g. in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Painful foot with poor shock absorption
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
  • Flat foot
  • Conditions occurring in the leg, hip or back related to faulty mechanics of the foot and ankle
  • Postural and gait problems

A referral is not necessary to see a podiatrist.

At Peel Podiatry Clinic we have a special interest in foot orthotics. We utilise state of the art 3D laser scanner used in the prescription and manufacture of foot orthotics. This technology had revolutionized foot orthoses. It’s fast, accurate and comfortable for the patients especially children. Our laser scanner can accurately pinpoints 3D foot surface measurements up to a fraction of a millimetre.

Another special interest we have is ingrown toenail management. There are two ways we manage your ingrown toenail: conservative and surgery. In mild or acute stage, we gently clear the offending spicule to allow the area to heal and relieve the pain. In chronic or severe cases, a permanent procedure is performed under local anaesthetic with little or no discomfort and not requiring a hospital stay.

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