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Podiatry

Podiatrists are foot health experts. They provide treatment for foot pain, foot problems and conditions, and implement preventative foot care measures to help keep you mobile and active so you can do the things you love.

Podiatrists have a comprehensive knowledge of the feet and legs, the musculature and physiology behind them, and the way our body keeps us moving safely, step after step. 

They work with veterans and NDIS participants to optimise their foot health, which can look like reducing or eliminating foot and toe pain, managing areas of their feet and toenails that they can’t reach, helping them to stay mobile and confident on their feet, helping them continue to walk independently, and generally being able to keep doing the activities they enjoy.

Podiatrists also work with feet that are high-risk due to problems like recurring ulcers, as well as diabetes, which can reduce the circulation and feeling to the feet, and make it difficult for the feet to heal any wounds or even detect injury in the first place.

Proactive’s podiatry team works with you by performing comprehensive foot health checks, addressing your foot concerns, helping you understand exactly what is happening and why, and creating evidence-based treatment plans that promote your long-term foot health, and your quality of life. 

Our podiatrists are well supported, with access to the right tools and technology to achieve the best outcomes for you. 

They participate in additional specialised training and professional development and have a fantastic professional balance and satisfaction which means your team is always at the top of their game for you.

Your Podiatrist Can Help You With:

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    Improving your comfort on your feet
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    Reducing foot pain from arthritis
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    Treating foot and heel pain
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    Managing ingrown toenails
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    Treating fungal nail infections
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    Removing painful corns from the feet
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    Reducing callus and removing hard, cracked skin from the heels
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    Making footwear recommendations to keep you warm, safe and comfortable
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    Creating custom foot orthotics to best support your feet
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    Recovery after surgery
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    Foot drop and other neurological conditions
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    Treatment for leg length differences and the pains they create
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    Managing your diabetes and the complications on your feet
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    Improving the way you walk and move (your gait)
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    Walking aids including braces and splints
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    Reducing restrictions in the joints and improving flexible movement
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    How to best look after your feet to promote your foot health

Funding

We provide exercise physiology to the general public and a wide range of funding types. Our practioners work closely with each individual, their families, support network, and relevant funding bodies to ensure ease of access to services for eligible patients. See how EP could benefit you!

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being. 

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being. 

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being. 

 

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being. 

Private health

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being. 

Accessing exercise physiology services with Pro-Active Health can help NDIS participants improve their physical function, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall health and well-being.

FAQs

No it doesn’t – cracked heels, corns and calluses are all build-ups of dead skin that have no nerve endings, and so aren’t painful to remove, much like cutting your hair. They are painful to stand on because that places pressure on your feet, like standing on a pebble.

Diabetes has large impacts on the feet, affecting a person’s nerves and their ability to feel what’s happening around their feet, as well as negatively impacting their circulation. Reduced circulation unfortunately impairs a person’s ability to heal cuts or wounds that the feet sustain, putting them at risk of an infection, which isn’t uncommon given the proximity of the feet to the ground where dirt and bacteria linger. If an infection does develop, the impaired circulation means the body can’t fight it off effectively. Impaired healing also means that a wound can quickly turn into an ulcer – and diabetic foot ulcers are the leading cause of amputation in Australia aside from trauma/accidents.

Absolutely. For the walking that you do, one of the many ways that a podiatrist can help is by prescribing a pair of custom foot orthotics that are made especially for your feet, using a foot impression. This means your orthotics can accommodate any prominences and stiff joints directly, which can look like having a cut-out where a prominent bone can rest without applying excess pressure to the foot with every step, or having extra cushioning to relieve pressure away from certain bones and joints. Podiatrists may also make shoe modifications, such as a rocker bottom sole to your shoe, to help you move with greater ease. All in all, podiatrists have a wide range of tools and solutions that would benefit anyone in these circumstances.

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