PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PODIATRY SERVICE HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY HALTED
That is the palliative care is not currently available. We still offer all the biomechanical and Orthotic treatment.
Orthotics Podiatry offers palliative care and treatment for foot and
ankle pain. Appointments are generally 20 to 30 minutes depending on
what is required. Common foot and ankle issues include:
- Routine nail care
- Thickened toenails
- Corns and Callus
- Ingrown Toe Nails
- Heel pain
- Plantar fascia pain
- Flat feet
Aching feet and legs
Abnormal walking patterns
Shin pain / shin splints
What is a Podiatrist?
podiatrist is a health practitioner devoted to the study, diagnosis and
treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Podiatry is
licensed under the Ministry of health.
What does a Podiatrist do?
Care: involves the use of instruments for trimming of the toenails,
removal of ingrown nails, warts (verrucae), callus and dry cracked
heels. Orthoses: are inserts worn in shoes which can be custom made for
the individual patient or sold off the shelf. They are used to modify
position or motion and improve foot function, and to re-distribute
forces through the foot and lower limb.
Biomechanical assessment: involves analysing the mechanics of the lower
limb and how the individual stands and walks. This also assesses the
posture, stability and flexibility of the patient.
Sports injuries: enables the podiatrist to not only help with the treatment of sports injuries but to assess why particular injuries occur and whether or not they can be prevented.
Diabetes Assessment: prevention is the best way to deal with diabetic
foot problems. If you are a diabetic, as well as checking your feet
every day we also recommend you see a podiatrist at least once a year
for a check up of circulation and sensation.
Paediatric Assessment: assess and advise how to manage children’s
growing feet and their walking patterns. Assist in choosing appropriate
footwear for children.