Podiatry at Ramsay Street
Our Podiatrists are located in our allied health centre and specialise in the treatment of foot problems and walking difficulties across all age groups- including children. Treatments are especially beneficial for people with underlying health concerns. Often a podiatrist’s recommendations might include specific exercises, the use of custom-made inserts for your shoes, or medications to treat skin conditions.
Podiatry can help with Treatment and Management of:
- Thickened, fungal nail or ingrown toenails
- Heel and Arch Pain
- Foot injuries such as sprains and overuse.
- Calluses and corns
Diabetic Patients are more at Risk of Foot Problems
People with diabetes are more likely to develop serious foot problems because the condition may lead to reduced blood flow to the feet, which slows the healing of cuts and abrasions. Furthermore, diabetic patients often possess damaged nerves in the foot, which result in a reduced ability to feel minor trauma. Thus, it is crucial patients with diabetes seek regular advice and treatment from a podiatrist before trying to manage foot pain and problems.
Support Shoes and Orthotics
Custom made orthotics are crucial in efforts to reduce pain, provide support, prevent deformity, and improve overall bio-mechanical function of the body. Indeed, the use of custom-measured orthotics has been consistently successful in efforts to solve a patient’s specific set of issues.
Ramsay Street’s Podiatrists:
At Ramsay Street we have access to both a male and female podiatrist- George Milner and Monique Bakija- who are highly qualified in routine care, nail surgeries and orthotics. With an abundance of experience Ramsay Street Podiatrists are available weekdays and Saturdays to provide podiatry care to children, elderly and diabetic patients. Our podiatrists’ possess an extensive knowledge of footwear and orthotics, enabling them to make necessary modifications, tailored specifically to you if required.
*Your health fund rebate may cover most costs. Medicare rebates may also apply.*