Have Diabetes and need help with your feet?
Diabetes is one of Australia’s most prevalent diseases. Podiatry is highly involved in the care of patients with diabetes due to the effects that high blood glucose can have on circulation and sensation in the legs and feet. Complications from diabetes can include poor circulation and the loss of feeling in the feet.
What do podiatrists do? We conduct diabetic foot assessments, this includes checking sensation, we use a range of instruments to check how the nerves to the feet are working. To check your circulation, we use a small doppler to listen to the arteries and do a few other checks. Nothing hurts.
Early interventions such as mapping high areas of pressure in the feet, identifying loss of sensation or changes in circulation can allow us to put into place an action plan to reduce the chances of foot complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a couple of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any further questions.
If you are attending for a biomechanical assessment (injury review), please bring or wear shorts, bring the shoes you wear the most or fit your orthotics into.
Please also bring any current xrays/scans etc.
No, a referral is not necessary to come and see us.
If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis , then you may be eligible for an allied health medicare referral from your GP. Your eligibility is determined by your doctor and they can allocate you up to five visits for allied health services per calendar year. Medicare will subsidise your visit and provide a rebate of $53.80.
Clients who have a Department of Veterans’ Gold Card, who wish to see us using their Gold Card require a D904 referral from their GP.
All treatments are to be paid for on the day. We except cash, cheque and card. Eftpos and HICAPS are available.