Podiatry is another term for chiropody. This modality focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of conditions and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limbs. Treatment and prevention of corns, calluses and warts are also common podiatric procedures.
Podiatrists play an important role in maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people, those having problems with gait or walking and those living with diabetes or other circulatory problems.
Podiatrists undertake a complete system of assessment before recommending any treatment. They utilise varying techniques, which depend on the individual’s requirements. However, the overall goal is to resolve symptoms and maintain the foot function by achieving the best structural posture.
Your treatment program will take into account the nature of your condition and your own personal commitments and lifestyle, to ensure it provides you with the best possible outcome.
Most podiatry patients don’t know what’s wrong with their feet. However, in our experience, some clinics appear to operate on the theory that almost everyone could benefit from orthotics and that you need expensive shoes that fit the orthotics. We disagree.
Aside from the unnecessary outlay, poor outcomes can often be experienced, because the underlying cause of the issue has not been adequately addressed. Problematic orthotics (unnecessary ones or not) can also alter the positioning of the hips and spine. These changes potentially result in replacing your foot pain, with back pain.
The latest research doesn’t support this blanket approach to the use of orthotics and neither do our podiatrists. While there are foot conditions that do benefit from orthotics, it’s the minority that actually need them. Our motto is, “orthotics, a last resort”.
With proper functional assessment and a blend of exercise based interventions, simple shoe wedges (that only cost a few dollars) and some sound advice about appropriate shoes (Please note: we don’t sell shoes and have no vested interest in the ones we recommend) many seemingly complex foot issues, can be resolved inexpensively and with excellent long term outcomes.
Problems with your feet can impact enormously on the way you move and ultimately how much you enjoy life. Our podiatrists adopt state of the art techniques to address the specific needs of the individual and can help with a range of conditions:
Nathan believes that a great life begins from the feet up. After many years as an intensive care nurse, he made the change to podiatry and is passionate about keeping his patients active and comfortable.
If you have not seen our Podiatrist before, or if you have a new problem, your first visit will be a comprehensive consultation. We cater for extra time, if needed, to fully assess your condition and ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible.
If you are being screened for a particular injury or biomechanical condition, it is a good idea to bring with you an example of two pairs of shoes you wear on a regular basis to help assist the Podiatrist with their diagnosis.
Each comprehensive consultation consists of a detailed discussion regarding your symptoms and mechanism of injury, assessment of your posture and analysis of foot function. Once a diagnosis has been reached, treatment options will be discussed and carried out – keep in mind that you are a key player in the management of your condition.
Standard follow-up appointments with your podiatrist include discussion on progress since the previous appointment and implementation of a long term treatment plan including footwear advice.
At Tyack Health the Podiatrist is here to assist your complete recovery from your foot and ankle condition. We believe that your care continues after you have left your appointment. You are a valued patient and will continue to be nurtured back to full health. Follow-up appointments are sometimes recommended so we can continue to review your condition and suggest modifications until your condition fully improves.
As a patient of Tyack Health’s Podiatry Department, you are invited to phone and speak directly with your practitioner concerning any treatment-related questions you may have. If the Podiatrist is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.
Monday 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 7.30am - 11.30am; 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Wednesday 7.30 am - 11.30 pm; 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Thursday 7.30 am - 11.30 pm; 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Friday 7.30 am - 11.30 am
Initial Consultation $85
Extended Consultation $85
Standard Consultation $75
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.
Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.