Podiatry

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This service is supported by Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, as well as Home and Community Care Program for Younger Persons   (HACC PYP) funding from the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Podiatry is the prevention, diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.  The podiatry service aims to improve mobility and enhance the independence of individuals by prevention and management of foot problems.  Foot health conditions we treat include:

  • Corns/callouses
  • Heel pain, heel spur
  • Ingrown toenails, and other nail disorders
  • Infections: tinea, fungal nails, plantar warts/papilloma
  • Diabetic foot assessment
  • Children developmental disorders include in-toeing problems, knee pain and abnormal knee position (knock knee), flat feet, digital deformities (curly toes), clubfoot.
  • Flat feet
  • Foot sports injuries
  • Foot odours
  • Ulcers/wounds in the foot

Appointments can be made with reception staff in the Hamilton House Allied Health Centre. We request that you notify us of any need to cancel your appointment.  A minimal fee for service is charged for attending our clinics.  Additional charges will be applied for foot orthoses or insoles.

Weekly visits are made to Penshurst and Coleraine District Health Services.  Monthly visits are made to residential aged care facilities including The Birches, The Grange, and Eventide Lutheran Homes.  Outreach services are also provided to regional centre including Balmoral and Harrow Bush Nursing Centres, and the Macarthur Community Health Centre.

Referral

Referrals are accepted from all sources, including enquiries directly from clients.