A podiatrist deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
They implement risk prevention strategies to prevent foot pathologies, provide treatment that delays or minimises the need for hospitalisation and/or invasive treatment, and create therapeutic health care plans, which maximise a patient’s quality of life.
Podiatrist’s are health professionals who specialise in the examination, treatment and management of the lower limbs including the foot and ankle. They may treat patients with bone and joint disorders including:
Podiatrists can diagnose and treat complications that affect skin and nails, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails, foot injuries and infections.
Triggers for referral to a podiatrist include:
For conditions such as recurring sprains and chronic pain, podiatrists may prescribe foot orthoses.
The Podiatrist’s scope of practice includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, the treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.
Bachelor of Podiatry
I am very enthusiastic about all things foot related
and caring for people with foot issues. I am able to treat
a wide range of patients requiring general podiatric care
including, but not limited to ongoing foot and nail
maintenance, wart removals and ingrown toe nails, diabetic
neurological and vascular assessments and biomechanical
(sports podiatry) assessments, including plantar fasciitis.