One step can make all the difference.

At Emu Plains Podiatry, we offer a core range of services that will keep you on your toes and your best foot forward.

 

Our Services

Orthoses

Orthoses are devices that change the position and functional movement of the foot and lower limb. They are worn inside orthotic friendly shoes.

Orthoses may be prefabricated customised devices or custom made devices depending on the individual’s needs. Should you be a candidate for orthoses, your podiatrist will discuss with you the appropriate device for you, depending on the individualised management plan for your condition.

Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery may be recommended by your podiatrist when ingrown toenails become problematic and do not respond to conservative management. It is a minor procedure under local anaesthetic to the toe in question and involves either the partial or complete removal of the nail to resolve the ingrowing problem.

Should you be a candidate for nail surgery, your podiatrist will discuss with you the appropriate procedure and follow up care needs, depending on the individualised management plan for your condition.

Biomechanics Assessments & Gait Analysis

Biomechanical assessments examine the functional and structural alignment of all the foot and lower limb. They are commonly performed to assess and diagnose conditions and abnormalities affecting soft tissue structures such as bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. Gait analysis involves observing the way you walk, stand and run, which helps the podiatrist to assess the relationship between foot and lower limb functions.

Should you require biomechanical assessments and gait analysis, your podiatrist will discuss with you the assessments required, depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan.

Footwear Assessments

Shoes can contribute to many common foot and lower limb conditions and injuries. Footwear assessments involve examining your commonly used shoes features and their suitability for your activity needs.

Should you require footwear recommendations, your podiatrist will discuss with you the appropriate requirements depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan.

Diabetes Foot Assessments

Diabetes Foot assessments are vital in the prevention and management of diabetes related foot complications. These assessments detect issues that may put the feet of people with diabetes at risk of complications such as ulceration and amputation.

The assessments involve visual and physical examining the blood flow, nerve supply, skin and bony alignment of the foot and lower limb. These assessments should be performed on a yearly basis to monitor for any changes.

Should you require a diabetes foot assessment, your podiatrist will discuss with you the appropriate requirements, depending on your individualised needs and management plan.

DVA

If you have a Repatriation Health Card, the Department of Veterans affairs allows some individuals to access podiatry care at no cost. This is dependent on the type of Repatriation Health Card held and the services covered by the DVA scheme. If you have a Repatriation Health card, you will need to see your GP for a current DVA referral (D904) prior to attending the clinic in order for your service to be covered by the DVA scheme otherwise full payment will be required.

Should you require DVA covered services, your podiatrist will discuss with you the relevant requirements, depending on your individualised needs and management plan.

Medicare

GPs may refer patients under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan/Complex Disease Management Plan (EPC/CDMP) for podiatry care. If you have complex and chronic conditions such as Diabetes arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease or mental health illnesses, you may be eligible for these plans.

To investigate if you may be eligible for these care plans, please contact your GP or Medicare to further discuss these options. Please note, these care plans will only cover general podiatry services. If you require further information, please contact the clinic to discuss these requirements. Alternatively, if you have private health insurance, you may be covered for podiatry services depending in the cover of your policy.

If you require further information on the services covered by your health insurance policy, please contact your private health insurance provider to clarify your policy inclusions.

Paediatric Foot Assessments

Paediatric assessments examine the lower limb and foot for conditions that commonly affect children and adolescents. Childhood and adolescent development is a period of rapid growth and change in the foot and lower limb which may concern parents. In many cases, the changes are a normal part of growth during this time. Occasionally there may be an underlying condition that can be easily treated. If you have concerns about your child’s growth and development, a paediatric assessment is recommended.

Should your child require a paediatric assessment, your podiatrist will discuss with you the relevant assessments and their results, depending on your child’s individualised needs and management plan.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries may be due to overuse or damage of the soft tissues of the foot and lower limb. In most cases, gait analysis in conjunction with functional, biomechanical and footwear assessments of the foot and lower limb can diagnose the type of injury or identify the mechanisms which may increase the risk of serious injury in particular sporting activities.

Should you have concerns about your sporting activities or sporting injuries sustained during these sporting activities, your podiatrist will discuss with you the necessary assessments required, depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan. This management plan may involve a multidisciplinary approach with other health professionals involved.

General Podiatry Care – Skin & Nails

General podiatry care examines the condition of the skin and nails of the foot and lower limb. Conditions such as corns, calluses, warts, cracked or dry heels, fungal skin and toenails are commonly treated by podiatrists.

Should you have concerns about any skin or nails conditions affecting your feet and lower limbs, your podiatrist will discuss with you the necessary assessments required, depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles inserted into muscle trigger points. It is frequently used in combination with other podiatric treatments for the relief of painful muscular and soft tissue conditions.

Should you require dry needling therapy for your feet and lower limbs, your podiatrist will discuss with you the necessary requirements depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is a standard treatment using liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy warts. It often requires repeat visits for cryotherapy application in conjunction with other podiatric treatments.

Should you require cryotherapy for warts of the feet and lower limbs, your podiatrist will discuss with you the necessary requirements depending on the individualised needs of your condition and the appropriate management plan.

Home Visit Service

We can now visit you for care in your own home or wherever is most convenient for you.

Should you require our home visit service please enquire with our reception staff.

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