What does a podiatrist do?

A podiatrist specialises in treating and caring for feet and ankles. Some people call them a foot doctor. A lot of people confuse them with pediatricians, or ‘doctors for children’.  Similar letters, very different fields. Here’s what we help you with…

Foot & Ankle Pain Management

Millions of Australians live with foot and ankle pain every day. Many aren’t sure what to do about it. We work to pinpoint the cause of your specific foot or ankle pain and treat you accordingly. Solutions may range from orthotic shoe inserts, medication, exercises, all the way to surgery. To consult with one of our specialists and discover the best way to treat your foot and ankle pain, book an appointment today.

Diabetic Foot Management

People with diabetes not only have to manage their condition through medication but also need to be aware of foot health. This is because of decreased sensation and circulation to the lower limbs. If you’re living with diabetes and need help in keeping your feet as healthy as possible, come to one of our clinics in Bunbury, Australind, or Busselton.

Orthotics

Getting special orthotic inserts in your shoes can be a highly-effective, non-invasive way to treat foot and ankle pain. Flow on effects even help with improving knee, hip, and back pain. Using 3D scanning technology we provide orthotic solutions for people of all ages and sizes all around the region including Australind, Bunbury, Bridgetown, Busselton, Dunsborough, Harvey, Margaret River, and Augusta. 

To learn more about orthotics and how they can help, head to our specialist page here.

Gait Analysis

Are you a runner? Do you play sport? Do you suffer from lower limb injuries or pain? Lower limb injuries are often a result of repetitive strain and poor biomechanics (movement). Gait Analysis can capture and assess the biomechanics of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and pelvis to determine any misalignment or dysfunction. This greatly assists in diagnosis and treatment. We analyse your gait pattern. Comparisons can be made between barefoot, with running shoes and shoes with orthotic devices to help find the best solution to suit you. To have your gait analysed with us, click here

Nail & Skin Problems

Most people struggle to imagine how distressing, painful or unsightly nail and skin problems can be… until they experience one for themselves. Do you have a nail or skin problem that’s making you miserable? It’s time to stop putting up with it, find out what it is and what you can do about it. Book your appointment to get it sorted here

Foot & Ankle Surgery

Some chronic foot and ankle conditions or serious injuries may require surgery. We professionally assess your situation and will only recommend surgery as a last resort. If needed, surgeon Paul Armanasco is a highly-trained specialist, servicing the Southwest WA region. To learn more about Paul and his services, head to his dedicated website here

Injection Therapy

Injection therapies are often required to treat foot and ankle problems. They may be used to help make a diagnosis but are also used in therapy. Cortisone or steroid injections especially are used to settle down resistant inflammation. When used properly and expertly, these pose very little if any risk, something we will discuss with you at the time of your appointment. To make an injection therapy booking, head here.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a great way to treat tendon injuries, heel pain, and other pain related to inflammation. The therapy is delivered by applying radial pressure waves to the entire pain region, stimulating natural movement patterns and facilitating healing. To discover whether shockwave therapy can benefit you, get in touch and speak with one of our friendly staff.

To speak with our team about the best way we can help, book a consultation today.

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