FAQs

What is a podiatrist?
Is podiatry covered by my private health fund?
How much does the initial consultation cost?
How much do orthotics cost?
At what age should I have my child’s feet checked?
Can my Podiatrist refer me for an X-ray or Ultrasound?
Can my Podiatrist remove corns and calluses?
Does the Podiatrist use any other therapies as part of the treatment?
Can I claim my health rebate on the spot?
Can a Podiatrist perform ingrown toenail surgery?
Do I need a referral to see the Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a health professional who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of lower limb medical and surgical conditions.  Podiatrists treat dermatological and nail conditions such as corns/calluses and ingrown toenails.  They also manage and treat bone and joint arthropathies and muscular issues.

Podiatrists are qualified to assess and treat walking pattern anomalies, foot and knee postural problems in adults and children and treat such problems with the intervention of customised orthoses.  They can also refer for diagnostic services such as x-rays and ultrasound.

Most do, you will need to consult your health fund for confirmation.
The most used item codes are:
- 014 (Consultations)
- 301 (Casting or Impression)
- 221 (Custom made orthotics)

An initial consultation for a general treatment is $60 and for a biomechanical assessment is $100.

Orthotics range from $100 to $500 depending on the type, style and requirements of the orthotic.

Kids can get there feet checked from as early as 2 years of age.

Yes, and is bulk billed under Medicare for feet.

Yes, we can easily treat these conditions.

Yes, we utilise dry needling for musculoskeletal conditions, prolotherapy (Injection therapy) for ligament, tendon and cartilage problems and lower limb joint mobilisations/manipulations.

Yes, the clinic is equipped with HICAPS terminal so just bring your health fund card with you for an instant health fund rebate.  We also accept eftpos, visa, MasterCard and Amex.

Yes, a podiatrist can perform ingrown toenail surgery under local anaesthetic in private practice.

No, you do not need a referral just contact the clinic on 9791 5798 and arrange an appointment.