FAQs

Q?

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist

A.

No, you do not require a referral to see Podiatrist unless you are covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or are eligible to be covered by Medicare. In that case you will require a referral from your GP.

Q?

What do Podiatrists do

A.

General Podiatry treatment including:

  • Removal of corns, calluses and painful ingrown toenails
  • Provide treatment for heel, arch and forefoot pain, knee and lower leg problems
  • Assessment of children and postural problems
  • Diabetic and arthritic related problems
  • Veterans' Affairs, TAC, Workcover, Medicare Plus and Victorian Aids & Equipment Program
  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Ingrown toe nail surgery
  • Footwear advice
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for 'heel pain'

Q?

Why do I need to see a Podiatrist

A.

It is recommended you see a podiatrist if:

  • You have pain in your feet.
  • You are on your feet all day.
  • You have skin or nail problems (ingrown or discoloured toenails, corns, skin rashes).
  • You have foot odour.
  • You have a foot injury.
  • You have health problems such as diabetes or arthritis.
  • You have recurrent trips and falls.
  • You have problems getting shoes to fit comfortably.
  • You have lumps or bumps, bunions or mis-shaped toes.