With so many of my patients heading overseas to escape the cold Winter weather, I thought I'd write an article with a few quick travel tips to ensure that your feet are comfortable for your travels!
There's absolutely nothing worse than having sore feet and aching feet while trying to enjoy your hard earned time off work!
Why Choose Pivotal Podiatry Clinic?
As a person with Foot Problems, you have a choice about where to receive Podiatry care. Here are a few reasons why you should choose our Melbourne Podiatry Clinic:
Our Clinic is convenient:
- Open Saturday mornings and late Wednesdays;
- Same day appointments available for when you're in pain;
- Easy to find location with underground parking (via Sari Lane);
- Disability access via Medical One Clinic.
Our comprehensive service:
- Long Appointments - so we don’t have to rush you in and out;
- FREE 6 months email access - in case you have any further questions for your Podiatrist;
- Over 5 years Clinical Podiatry Experience in a variety of different Clinics;
- Extensive Experience in Gait Analysis and Biomechanical Assessment - from years of work in a specialist technical running shoe store;
- Orthotics Assessments to ensure prescriptions suit your foot type and activities (if they're needed at all!);
- Close relationship with other practitioners on site including Physiotherapists, Massage therapists and Doctors;
- Active member of Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia - give us to access the latest research publications and new treatment options.
Our quality facilities:
- HICAPs machine for quick health insurance claims on the spot;
- SMS appointment reminders the day prior to your appointment;
- Comfortable waiting room with TV and toys to keep any little ones amused;
- Regulated medical sterilization procedures to ensure no risk of infection;
- Hygienic consulting rooms;
- Equipment to perform minor orthotic modifications on site;
- Online booking portal for ease of appointment scheduling;
- Friendly Reception Staff if you prefer to call.
We support our local community through sponsorship of:
- Hampton Junior Football club;
- Sandringham Little Athletics Clubs.
Welcome to the Pivotal Podiatry Clinic, Melbourne!
Located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton East, Pivotal Podiatry Clinic is ideally placed to provide convenient Podiatry Services to patients of all ages. Since opening in 2012, our Melbourne Podiatrists have gained a reputation in the Hampton East community for excellence in the treatment and management of foot problems.
Whether you have a short or long term foot or ankle pain(s), are suffering sore feet at work, training for a special event (Oxfam Walk / Marathon) or want to have your gait analysed, we offer wide variety of Podiatry Services including:
- Children's Feet Assessments
- Diabetic Foot Care and Treatment
- Dry Needling
- Foot Pain Diagnosis
- Footwear Assessments, Advice and Recommendations
- Further Investigation like X-Ray
- Gait and Running Analysis
- General Podiatry Treatments (like Nail Care)
- Orthotic Prescription (Custom and Pre-Fabricated)
- Oxfam TrailWalker and Hiking Group Preparation
- Pre Pointe Assessment for Ballet dancers
- Sports Injury Management
- Surgical Podiatry
Your feet are a critical part of our body that we often harm. When you're having a foot or ankle issues, it's best to obtain urgent treatment. This will avoid experiencing any unnecessary pain in the short term and bypass developing any serious problems in the future.
What is Podiatry and Who are Podiatrists?
Podiatrists undergo extensive training that includes clinical and theoretical classes in order to turn them into highly skilled professionals. Podiatrists use special equipment to detect patho-mechanical anomalies, this enables them to ensure appropriate and effective treatment is provided.
They use biomechanics of the foot to prescribe special footwear, orthotics, and prosthetics to help correct foot imperfections, and leg structure and function. Podiatrists also care for various sports related injuries, such as: shin splints and stress fractures.
Why are Your Feet so Important?
We begin by taking baby steps, and then we learn to walk, run, skip, hope and jump every single day of our lives.
Healthy feet are important to everyone, irrespective of age, for your overall health and well-being.
At some point in life, most people will experience some type of foot problem(s). The foot problem could be something as simple as a blister, or as major as a structural injury affecting your muscles and bones.
However, most people with foot ailments do not seek appropriate medical attention that could provide relief to the pain.
A Podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in medical and surgical care for those with foot, ankle, and leg problems.
Preventing Foot Conditions
Podiatrists are not limited to diagnostics and treatments of foot ailments; they are also a valuable source of information on how to prevent a variety of foot conditions, and how to keep your feet healthy.
In other words, Podiatrists advise patients on how to prevent foot problems and keep their feet healthy.
Podiatrists in Melbourne can help keep older people active by continuously maintaining and managing their feet.
Some of the most commonly treated foot problems in elderly people include: soft tissue disorders, toe nail and skin problems, and arthritis.
Treating Foot Abnormalities in Children
Podiatrists are able to diagnose and treat foot complications in children through a careful examination of the food and lower limbs.
The examination allows the podiatrist to provide information on how to prevent or reduce the food deformity, which often does not develop until the second decade of life.
This information may include information on footwear, recommendations of physical exercises, treatment through the use of splints or orthotic control of the feet.
Treating People with Diabetes for foot problems
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot problems due to complications of their disease, which includes reduced blood flow and damaged nerves.
Seeing a Podiatrist for Treatment in Melbourne Victoria
If you would like to see a Podiatrist in Melbourne, for treatment on your foot problems, please call (03) 9939 3339 to make an appointment.
Photo: Flickr: t_fern / Creative Commons
Something old, something new, something borrowed and the PERFECT WEDDING SHOE!
Melbourne Podiatrist and Bride-to-Be Leah Waters shares her tips on how to choose the perfect shoes for your wedding day.
With only 34 days until the Oxfam Trailwalker event in Melbourne 2014 I thought it was worth while putting together a collection of videos to help you with your preparation this year. Hopefully you have been building up your training slowly over the past few months. Testing out different types of socks and wearing in a couple of pairs of decent shoes along the way. If you haven't done all of this, lucky for you there is still some time left!
Every year I get a tonne of questions from runners training for the Melbourne Marathon. So I thought I'd put together the answers, to a few of the most common questions I get!
This year's Melbourne Marathon will be held on Sunday 13th October 2013.
If you have any other foot or podiatry related questions, please feel free to add your comments below. Thanks!
Children's Feet and Why They Have Problems
Children's feet are susceptible to many different foot problems. This is due to the fact that your children's feet are growing quickly and undergoing rapid change.
One of the simplest ways to prevent children's foot problems is to ensure that your child wears appropriate footwear from an early age.
This will help improve the gait posture and reduce possibility of future injuries.