A podiatrist is a university trained health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
Scope of podiatry
The podiatrists at our Melbourne podiatry clinic are experts in children’s, adult and seniors feet including:
Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb conditions resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis.
Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb conditions resulting from muscular, neurological and circulatory disorders.
Diagnosis and treatment of nail and skin disorders affecting the feet such as corns, calluses, tinea and warts.
Diagnosis and treatment of ingrown toenails including ingrown toenail surgery performed under local anaesthesia.
Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot complications resulting from diabetes.
Diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.
Clinical evaluation of gait, lower limb and foot biomechanics.
Prescription of custom-made orthotics to enhance lower limb realignment.
Prescription of strengthening and stretching exercises to improve lower limb function.
Advice on footwear and running shoes.