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 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-allowing you to continue living an active and mobile lifestyle.
Foot Health Conditions we treat include:
- Wound care
- Heel pain, heel spur
- Children developmental disorders include in-toeing problems, knee pain, flat feet, digital deformities (curly toes), clubfoot.
- Annual Diabetic foot assessment
- Ingrown toenails and other nail disorders
- Infections: tinea, fungal nails, plantar warts/papilloma
- Management of Corns/callouses
- Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and other conditions
- Orthotic therapy and injury management
- Nail surgery
- Balance and mobility to reduce falls risk
How can I access this service?
Appointments can be made with reception staff in the Hamilton House Allied Health Centre. Self-referral is accepted. A minimal fee for service is charged for attending our clinics if you are not funded by government funding schemes such as Home Care packages and NDIS. Additional charges will be applied for nail surgery, foot orthoses or insoles.
Podiatry Team provides a range of services across community sites include Winda-Mara, Penshurst and Coleraine District Health Services, Balmoral and Harrow Bush Nursing Centres, as well as Residential aged care facilities including The Birches, The Grange, Edgarly and Eventide Lutheran Homes.
Referrals are accepted from all sources, including enquiries directly from clients.
- Phone: 5551 8351
- Email: WDHS.AlliedHealth@wdhs.net
- Hamilton House, Tyers St, Hamilton, VIC, 3300
Last Updated August 2023