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). Podiatrists prescribe and make devices to protect, treat and prevent foot and leg problems.
At Podicare our Podiatrists can provide the following services and devices:
- General Footcare – nail and skin care for those unable to self-care
-treatment for problematic nail and skin conditions
- Children and Adult – development, alignment and gait assessment
- High risk- Neurological and Vascular assessment of the feet
- Foot orthotics and insoles- preformed or custom made
- Ankle foot orthotics for foot drop and muscle weakness
- Toe splints
- Ankle braces
- Specialist footwear assessment and recommendations
Accessing Podiatry under a NDIS plan
If there is a clinical need and your NDIS plan allows for therapy supports for daily living, you should be able to access podiatry services at Podicare. Podiatry devices can be accessed under the assistive technology category. Devices do need NDIA prior approval and an initial appointment will be required for the Podiatrist to assess the clinical need and determine the best device to supply.
What to expect from your Podiatry appointments
At your first Podiatry appointment your Podiatrist will assess your clinical needs and discuss with you a management plan. If you are managed through the NDIA the administration requirements will be setup at this time. A service agreement will be created as per NDIS requirements. Where possible we request that a copy of your plan is forwarded to the clinic before the first appointment.
If required, subsequent appointments will set for ongoing management and care.
Paying for appointments
Participants on self-managed plans are asked to pay for appointments on the day. EFTPOS and cash are accepted. Invoices for Participants on a NDIA managed plan will be claimed through the NDIS portal.
To make an appointment with a Podicare Podiatrist call 92953471 or book your appointment online at https://podicare.cliniko.com/bookings