Footcare, orthotics, braces and custom footwear – Podiatry under the NDIS

  The NDIS (national disability insurance scheme) covers Podiatry services and devices. Podiatry can be accessed by participants who have therapy supports and/or assistive technology selected under their NDIS plan. Podiatrists are health professionals who treat conditions of the feet and legs. They assess foot and leg structure and the mechanics of gait (walking, running). [...]

Footcare, orthotics, braces and custom footwear – Podiatry under the NDIS2017-07-20T08:46:07+08:00

Successfully treating Bunions with custom splints

A research paper has been recently published which confirms the use of custom bunion splints to reduce pain and improve the angle of deformity in the big toe joint. A bunion is a progressive deformity of the big toe joint.The toe bones (phalanges) and the foot (metatarsal) bone move out of alignment at the metatarsal [...]

Successfully treating Bunions with custom splints2017-06-02T02:29:38+08:00

Verrucae and Warts of the Feet

Verrucae, commonly known as warts, are a growth of the Human Papilloma (HP) Virus. The virus is contagious and survives in damp areas such as changing room floors, swimming pools and shower areas. The HP virus is contracted through damaged or weakened skin from surfaces or direct contact. Warts are more common in school aged children, [...]

Verrucae and Warts of the Feet2017-06-02T02:13:18+08:00

Medicare for Podiatry

For those who suffer from chronic diseases or conditions there is a Medicare care program that allows access to podiatry privately . Medicare has a CHRONIC DISEASES MANAGEMENT PLAN ( previously the Enhanced Primary Care plan) which can be used for  up to 5 Allied Health consultations, including podiatry per calendar year / 12 months.  Podicare patients [...]

Medicare for Podiatry2017-04-21T02:07:06+08:00

Understanding Ankle Sprains – The how, what and where

 The most common of sporting injuries is the ankle sprain. Our podiatrist explores what actually happens when an ankle is sprained. Ankle sprains are an injury to one or more of the many ligaments of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of  strong, fibrous tissue that attach from one bone to another across joints. They prevent excessive [...]

Understanding Ankle Sprains – The how, what and where2017-04-21T02:07:06+08:00

Return to Play – Foot and Leg injuries

It’s February and with people returning to normal schedules after the holiday period, so does the return to regular sporting and exercise activities. Now is the time that we also start to see an increase in the number of sporting injuries presenting to our clinic. So why would we see an increase in sporting injuries [...]

Return to Play – Foot and Leg injuries2017-02-08T03:30:13+08:00

Podicare’s school shoe tips and where to buy them Part 2

For parents of school aged children this week can be the busiest of the school holidays. To help with the buying of new school shoes I have put together a short list of my favourite shoe stores in and around Mundaring. Although there are many places to buy school shoes, I am confident if you [...]

Podicare’s school shoe tips and where to buy them Part 22017-04-21T02:07:06+08:00

Podicare’s school shoe tips and where to buy them

School Shoes: Part 1 Our Tips for shopping for school shoes With term one of 2017 due to start in less than 2 weeks its time for parents to consider the purchase of new school shoes. Depending on uniform requirements and your child’s sports activities you’ll be looking at least for 1 pair but in [...]

Podicare’s school shoe tips and where to buy them2017-04-21T02:07:06+08:00

When chilly feet equals chilblains

As the seasons shift from winter to spring we are lucky to have some gloriously sunny days, the downside of which is the very cold nights and mornings. This is the type of weather that brings people to the Podiatrist with chilblains. Chilblains mainly affects the toes, fingers, nose and ears. They look [...]

When chilly feet equals chilblains2017-04-21T02:07:06+08:00