We would like to welcome Eve and Liz to Heywood Rural Health as our qualified Podiatrists.
We are taking bookings for appointments in our newly refurbished Community Health Hub with a brand new podiatry chair.
All appointments do require a referral from one of the following options:
- Your GP
- Your Practice Nurse
- Heywood Rural Health Allied Health professional already involved in your care
Consulting days: Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s
For appointments: Drop your referral into reception, phone us on 5527 0551 or Fax your referral to 5527 1177. We will then make contact with you to schedule a podiatry appointment.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is an expert in foot care. Podiatrists help people in the care of their lower limbs including the foot and ankle and may also be involved in supporting older people to reduce their risk of falling.
When should I see a podiatrist?
There are a wide range of reasons to see a podiatrist but some typical foot conditions include heel pain, bunions, ingrown toenails, tinea, corns and calluses. Some typical examples of why someone might see a podiatrist are:
- If you have diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, or neuropathy
- Clinical diagnosis or history of foot or lower limb deformity
- Clinical diagnosis of falls
- Soft tissue and muscular pathologies
- Circulatory diseases.
What services do podiatrists provide?
Podiatrists provide a wide range of services from the treatment of calluses to the treatment of bone and joint disorders. For conditions such as recurring sprains and chronic pain, podiatrists may prescribe foot orthoses.
How are podiatrists qualified?
In order to practice in Australia, a podiatrist must complete the following:
- A Bachelor of Podiatry
- National registration under the Podiatry Board of Australia.
- Continuing professional development.
Fee for Podiatry Services:
There is a fee for Podiatry services, which are subsidised by the Federal Government.
Out of pocket expenses start from $10.30
If at any time you have a query about this fee, you are invited to talk with the Podiatrist, who will discuss options with you to enable you to continue to receive services.