At Healthy Healthy Feet Podiatry was established in 2007 to service the Northern Suburbs, with its locations at Bundoora Health in association with the Andrew Place Clinic. For many years we have provided high quality care whist dealing with prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions affecting the feet and lower legs.
To provide high quality care we offer multiple services including post graduate services such as: Dry Needling and Foot Mobilisation and Manipualtive Techniques.
MOBILISATION AND MANIPULATION:
Using a variety of techniques and rehabilitation exercises, a mobilising and manipulation plan can be used by our podiatrists to release connective tissue restrictions (ligaments, joint capsule, joint cross linkages, etc.) and to restore normal joint motion and function. This allows the foot to function in a more effective and efficient way. In conjunction with Orthotic Therapy, Mobilisation and Manipulating techniques can be utilised for a variety of conditions and biomechanical issues.
Calluses and corns develop as a result of friction and high levels of pressure against the skin. They can be both painful and debilitating. We will assess the cause of the skin build-up ad often treat it by debridement, padding and in some cases orthoses to off-load the area.
DEEP DRY NEEDLING:
Our Podiatrists are trained to carry out deep dry needling which uses acupuncture type needles to release contracted muscle fibers through stimulation of trigger points. This can help reduce myofascial tightness and return the muscle to its normal resting length which can improve joint and muscle function for a a variety of conditions.
Workplace environments and wearing certain types of footwear can result in foot and lower leg problems. Heel pain due to working on hard surfaces and traumatised nails due to steel capped boots are two common examples. We can offer advice on appropriate amendments to your environment, stretches and exercise techniques. Changes to footwear and orthotic therapy may also be required.
NAILS AND SKIN CONDITIONS:
Changes to toe nails and caused by a number of factors including trauma, tight fitting footwear, infection, poor circualtion and incorrect nail cutting technique. Fungal nail infections often present with thickening, discolouration and crumbling of the nails. Trauma caused by ill-fitting footwear and certain activities can result in thickened nails that can easily be reduced by our podiatrists.
We offer advice on treatment options and provide services to improve appearance and comfort levels of the nail. Where recurrent ingrown nails are concerned and conservative treatment hasn’t been successful we offer surgical correction that is carried out under local anaesthetic in our rooms.
Orthoses (Shoe inserts) are devices used to better align the foot and improve its function. Whilst there are many different types of orthoses available, our podiatrists provide a full clinical biomechanical assessment in order to determine what’s best for you. Once you receive your orthoses you will be closely monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.
Diabetes can result in impaired sensations to the feet (peripheral neuropathy) and poor circulation. The ability to feel pain is a very important warning sign for our body. Once this sensation is diminished or lost we are at high risk of not being able to detect something wrong. It is therefore imperative that the feet are closely monitored.
At Healthy Feet Podiatry we carry out various assessments in order to help detect any early changes. Educating our clients on how to monitor and care for their feet is also of vital importance.
Children form and develop at different rates. There are many changes that occur in the feet during this time. We can assess children and the way they walk in order to identify any problems. If any regularities are detected, treatment can involve the prescription of orthoses (shoe inserts) and various stretching and exercises.
SPORTS AND REHABILITATION:
Many sports and physical activities can place high levels of force on the body. When running we strike the ground with a force up to 10 times our body weight. This in conjunction with differences in foot posture can make us more prone to strain and shock absorption related injuries.
Our Podiatrists will assess a range of factors including your foot posture, the way that you walk and run, and dynamic function in order to determine what you may benefit from. We will also assess your footwear and determine what’s appropriate for you.