Why Our Melbourne Podiatry Clinic?
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We Treat Patients
General Foot Care
Plantar Heel Pain
Oliver graduated from La Trobe University in 2014 having completed his Masters of Podiatric Practice. He has since spent most of his time in private practice, where he enjoys helping people maintain their mobility and quality of life through managing their foot health.
He has a particular interest in exercise and strength-based rehabilitation, Shockwave Therapy, load management, footwear modifications, orthoses therapy and injection therapies for foot and ankle injuries.
Oliver keeps up to date on current research through his membership with the Australian Podiatry Association, affiliate membership with the Australian College of Podiatric Surgeons and regularly attends professional development seminars. He is currently undertaking his Endorsement for Scheduled Medicines and has ambitions of completing his surgical fellowship.
He is a keen sportsman, playing football for Williamstown in the VFL, and also enjoys going to the Gym, playing Cricket, Golf, Tennis and Snowboarding. He has spent time in Niseko, Japan as a Custom Ski Boot Fitter, converted a campervan which he loves getting away in and will regularly head down to Ocean Grove to see his family.
Frequently Asked Questions
A 45 minute initial consultation at the Pivotal Podiatry Clinic costs $98. Further follow-up 30 minute consultations are $84.
The foot is a very complex structure and therefore can become sore for a variety of reasons. Common causes of foot pain include sports injuries, poorly fitted shoes, health problems and trauma. They can be a combination of many predisposing factors or an effect of a single cause. The day to day stresses on the foot can be aggravated by various environments and conditions such as in workplaces and in sports. Poor biochemical alignment, ill-fitted, or inappropriate footwear can also lead to foot discomfort.
Orthotics are inserts placed into your shoes to help treat an acute injury or assist in the ongoing management of a chronic foot condition. Functional Foot Orthotics are designed by your podiatrist to control the movement of your feet and re-distribute forces around the foot and lower leg. By manipulating the forces, we aim to reduce the load on the musculoskeletal structures of the foot, better allowing them to function within their optimal range and below their threshold for injury.
What is a Podiatrist?
A Podiatrist is a health care profession who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of local and systemic conditions affecting the lower limbs.
Melbourne Podiatrists are registered practitioners who can diagnose foot and lower limb conditions, refer for diagnostic imaging modalities, and prescribe a variety of treatment interventions.
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, hop 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)…
…your foot problem(s) 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.
There can be several causes for foot problems, such as improper foot care, poorly fitting shoes, poor muscle strength or flexibility, posture related problems, and genetics.
A Podiatrist can help regardless of the cause of your ache, pain, and burning, or throbbing pain.
A Podiatrist is a medical professional who specializes in medical and surgical care for those with foot, ankle, and leg problems.
Preventing Foot Pains and Problems
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, toenail 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.
Additional Podiatry Resources
Leah Waters Podiatry Melbourne – Our Podiatrist, Leah, Podiatry portal website. Contains full details on foot problems and associated podiatry services.
Podiatry Today – Extensive Podiatry resource, written for Podiatrists covering the latest research and developments in the Podiatric industry.
Podiatry Board of Australia – The board in Australia, responsible for registering podiatrist’s and podiatry students, developing codes, standards and guidelines for podiatry professionals, and approving course for accreditation .
Australian Podiatry Association – Provides a variety of information on common ‘foot problems’.
We’re you just trying to find a podiatry service in Melbourne to provide treatment for your foot and ankle problems?
To visit our clinic from the Melbourne CBD, starting from the Melbourne Townhall in Swanston st, head down swanston street until you reach st kilda road. At St Kilda road, keep going straight for around 15km where the road eventually becomes Brighton Road and then Nepean Highway. The Pivotal Podiatry Clinic is located directly opposite the Moorabbin Town Hall.
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If you would like to see a Podiatrist in Melbourne for the treatment please call the clinic on (03) 9939 3339 to make an appointment or click the button to book online.