CAM Walker (Moon Boot) hire & purchase Melbourne

Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics stock a large range of CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) at our Camberwell clinic which are available for both hire and purchase. Our range of boots are available in various sizes and come in either a paediatric, low top (ankle) or high top design (lower leg). Our CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) suit both young children and adults.

When professionally fitted by one of our Melbourne podiatrists CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) may be claimable under your private health insurance.

What is a CAM Walker (Moon Boot)?

A CAM Walker is a controlled ankle motion boot, commonly referred to as a “Moon Boot”. It is an orthopaedic device prescribed to help immobilise and treat lower leg injuries.

CAM Walkers work by limiting ankle and foot motion. They also have a rocker sole which helps you move through the gait cycle whist reducing forces on the foot and lower leg.

In situations where weight-bearing immobilisation is required a CAM Walker will often be used in place of a cast or crutches.

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CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are primarily used by our podiatrists to treat a number of lower leg and foot injuries including:

  • Stable (non-displaced) foot, ankle and lower leg fractures.
  • Stress fractures and stress reactions of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
  • Grade 2 and 3 ligament strains and sprains of the foot and ankle.
  • Tendon tears and injuries of the foot and ankle.
  • Soft tissue and trauma related injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
  • Plantar heel pain and plantar fasciitis not responding to traditional treatment.
  • Post-operative and rehabilitation use.

CAM Walker (Moon Boot) vs Plaster Cast

In situations where ankle immobilisation is required but weight-bearing not limited CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) have a number of advantages over casts and crutches. These include:

  • CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) make weightbearing and mobility easier.
  • CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are more stable so there is less risk of tripping and falling.
  • CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are often more comfortable and practical. They are adjustable and can be removed to ice, shower and sleep at night if required.
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Different types of CAM Walkers we stock

Paediatric CAM Walkers

Paediatric CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are best indicated for young children’s foot and ankle injuries. They are primarily used for pre-school aged children and in situations where a cast may not be suitable. Our paediatric walkers range in size from Child 6.5 to Youth 2.5 and come in a high top design only.

Low Top CAM Walkers

Low Top CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are best indicated for midfoot and forefoot foot injuries. They are primarly indicated for adults but may also be used for school aged children where a high top CAM Walker is unsuitable. Our low top walkers range in size from Mens US 2 to Mens US 12.5+.

High Top CAM Walkers

High Top CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) are best indicated for rearfoot, ankle and lower leg injuries. They are primarily used for adult foot and lower leg injuries that require more immobilisation than that provided by a low top walker. Our high top walkers range in size from Mens US 2 to Mens US 12.5+.

Rebound Air CAM Walkers

The Rebound Air Walker is our top of the range CAM walker and primarily used to treat Achilles tears and ruptures in conjunction with the Achilles Wedge Kit (see information below). With a fully-integrated air pump and release valve, the Rebound Air Walker helps provide compression along with immobilisation. These walkers range in size from Mens US 2 to Mens US 12.5+.

The Rebound Air Walker may also be used without the Achilles Wedge Kit for more complicated fractures (navicular, lisfranc etc.) or where compression will provide benefits over a standard CAM walker.

NB. You must make an appointment with one of our podiatrists for fitting if you are interested in purchasing the Rebound Air Walker or Achilles Wedge Kit. These items are not available at our clinic for hire or purchase over the counter.

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Rebound Air CAM Walker for Achilles tendon ruptures

The Rebound Air Walker, used in conjunction with the Achilles Wedge Kit provides an optimal solution for both functional (non-surgical) and post-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures.

The Achilles tendon is highly vulnerable to injury because of its limited blood supply and the combination of forces to which it is subjected. An Achilles tendon rupture is a complete or partial tear that occurs when the tendon is stretched beyond its capacity. Current treatment protocols suggest that immobilisation and gradual reduction of plantar flexion are recommended in the treatment of Achilles ruptures. The Rebound Achilles Wedge Kit provides adjustable angles of plantar flexion that can be easily modified through the rehabilitation process.

This Rebound Air Walker and Achilles wedge kit is primarily indicated for the following injuries:

  • Full or partial Achilles tendon ruptures (non-surgical and post-surgical).
  • Chronic Achilles tendon injuries that require immobilisation and plantarflexion.

In cases of Achilles tendon ruptures, tears or injury our podiatrists always recommend an initial appointment for assessment. Referral for scans and a surgical opinion may be required prior to commencing any non-surgical treatment plan.

NB. You must make an appointment with one of our podiatrists for fitting if you are interested in purchasing the Rebound Air Walker or Achilles Wedge Kit. These items are not available at our clinic for hire or purchase over the counter.

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Why should I see a podiatrist for CAM Walker (Moon Boot) fitting?

Our Melbourne Podiatrists can thoroughly diagnose your injury and help identify the likely cause of your injury. They will advise you on which CAM Walker (Moon Boot) is right for your treatment and if it is best to hire or purchase. If required they can also refer for diagnostic scans such as x-ray, ultrasound or MRI scans to help check your healing progress.

Our podiatrists provide a full CAM Walker (Moon Boot) fitting service

Our podiatrists provide a total CAM Walker (Moon Boot) service from sizing to fitting and instructions for use. They will also provide you with rehabilitation post boot use which can help you return to your activities sooner and prevent a future reoccurrence.

NB. Only CAM Walkers fitted by a podiatrist may be claimable under private health insurance.

Purchased CAM Walker (Moon Boot) fitting instructions

If you have purchased a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) from Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics you can download the fitting instructions below:

CAM Walker Paediatric fitting instructions.pdf

CAM Walker Low Top fitting instructions.pdf

CAM Walker High Top fitting instructions.pdf

Rebound Air CAM Walker fitting instructions.pdf

FAQ – CAM Walker (Moon Boot)

Sizing guide for our stock of Paediatric CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) below:

SMALL:            Child 6.5 – 9.5
MEDIUM:        Child 10 – Youth 1
LARGE: 
           Youth 1.5 – 2.5

Sizing guide for our stock of Low Top & High Top CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) below:

XSMALL:         Mens US 2 – 4                   Womens US 3.5 – 5.5
SMALL:            Mens US 4.5 – 7                Womens US 6 – 8
MEDIUM:        Mens US 7.5 – 10.5           Womens US 8.5 – 11.5
LARGE: 
           Mens US 10.5 – 12.5         Womens US 10.5 – 12.5
XLARGE: 
        Mens US 12.5 +                 Womens US 13.5 +

Sizing guide for our stock of Rebound Air CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) below:

XSMALL:         Mens US 2 – 4                   Womens US 3.5 – 5.5
SMALL:             Mens US 4 – 7                   Womens US 5.5 – 8.5
MEDIUM:        Mens US 7 – 10.5              Womens US 8.5 – 12
LARGE: 
           Mens US 10.5 – 12.5         Womens US 12 – 14
XLARGE: 
        Mens US 12.5 – 15             Womens US 14 – 16.5

Yes. You will need to make an appointment with one of our podiatrists for all CAM Walker (Moon Boot) hire enquiries. A podiatrist will assess your problem, fit you in the right size boot and give you fitting and other treatment instructions.
All of our CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) available for hire come with a brand new fresh liner so you have no concerns when it comes to foot hygiene.
CAM Walker (Moon Boot) hire costs:

  • $60 for the first week including new liner.
  • $20 subsequent weeks.

All CAM Walkers (Moon Boots) hired are subject to the payment of a $80 – $100 deposit which is returned when the boot is returned. The Rebound Air Walker cannot be rented and is only available for purchase.

NB. All podiatry appointments associated with hiring a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) are subject to a consult charge.

CAM Walker (Moon Boot) purchase costs:

  • $160 for purchase of our standard CAM walkers in either paediatric, high top or low top design.
  • $240 for purchase of the Rebound Air Walker*. Additional $50 for Achilles Wedge Kit*.

We advise that if you need a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) for 6 weeks or longer then it is always best to purchase the boot outright.

NB. All associated podiatry appointments are subject to a consult charge in addition to the cost of purchasing a CAM Walker (Moon Boot).

*The Rebound Air Walker and Achilles Wedge Kit can only be sold with in conjunction with a podiatry appointment.

Yes. You may decide to purchase your hired CAM Walker (Moon Boot) at any time. We will deduct any hire price already paid from the purchase price. Your deposit can also be used to make up any price difference. Any excess deposit after purchase will be refunded.
This depends on the type. For our standard CAM Walker range which includes, paediatric, high top and low top, you do not need to make an appointment. For our Rebound Air Walker and Achilles Wedge Kit you must make an appointment as these items are not sold over the counter.

Overall for comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation advice as well as correct sizing and fitting we strongly recommend an appointment with a podiatrist for all CAM Walker (Moon Boot) purchase enquiries.

NB. Only CAM Walkers fitted by a podiatrist may be claimable under private health insurance. If you choose to come in and buy a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) without an appointment then we are not responsible for sizing, fitting and any treatment advice.

Yes. Our paediatric walkers are designed to fit young pre-school aged children from approximately age 2-3 to age 6-7.
This will depend on the scenario.

Scenario 1 – Hire or purchase via an appointment with a podiatrist

If you have made an appointment with one of our podiatrists for a CAM Walker fitting then yes, you may be able to claim your boot through your private health insurance, provided it covers you for podiatry and such items. Often you can claim the costs on CAM Walker hire and purchase.

Scenario 2 – Purchase without a podiatry appointment

If you decide to purchase a CAM Walker without making an appointment with one of our podiatrists then you most likely won’t be able to claim the boot through your private health insurance. The purchase is treated as a cash sale and we are unable to use a podiatrist’s provider number for health claims.

NB. Only CAM Walkers fitted by a podiatrist may be claimable under private health insurance.

Sometimes a health insurer may still pay out on a CAM Walker claim in this scenario provided you have a referral letter from your GP specifically requesting a CAM Walker for your issue or problem. In this instance any claim will be under the GP’s provider number.

In any instance it is best to first check with your health fund on what the requirements for CAM Walker claiming are.

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Are you looking for a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) in Melbourne?

If you are looking to hire or purchase a CAM Walker (Moon Boot) then Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics have you covered. Our range of boots come in either a paediatric, high top or low top design and are suitable for both young children and adults.

For the best CAM Walker (Moon Boot) treatment advice and fitting we recommend you book a consultation, with one of our friendly Melbourne podiatrists today.