Chiropodist in Melbourne, VIC
Were you looking for a Chiropodist in Melbourne, but you were having some difficulty?
Or were you just trying to work out if you needed a Podiatrist or Chiropodist to treat your foot problem?
In Australia, a Podiatrist and Chiropodist are basically the same thing. .
Prior to 1977: what is today called a Podiatrist, was called a Chiropodist.
Chiropody was largerly an unregulated profession at that point.
Due to the change in education level and variety of services offerred by Chiropodists (or Podiatrists), it was decided that the name should be changed to Podiatrist.
Plenty of people still call a Podiatirst by the old name, Chiropodist.
It doesn’t really matter, but it can make it hard to find a Melbourne Podiatrist, if you use the term ‘Chiropodist” when you are searching for a clinic to get foot treatments.
Today’s Podiatrists are able to provide the same services as Chiropodists did, plus a few more.
Our Melbourne Chiropodist Clinic (or Podiatry) is named Pivotal Podiatry and we are located in the bayside suburb of Hampton East.
On the corner of South Road and Nepean Highway.
People have found us searching Google on the internet, trying to find a Chiropodist Brighton! Whatever the case, we’re happy to diagnose and treat your foot problems.
If you would like to make an appointment with a Chiropodist/Podiatrist, please click here or call 9939 3339.
What can a Podiatrist in Melbourne do?
A Melbourne Podiatrist (that is qualified to practice in Victoria) can treat and provide diagnosis of common foot conditions.
Podiatrists (or Chiropodists) undertake a critical role when it comes to enabling the ability for elderly patients to maintain mobility in the later stages of their lives. Podiatrists achieve this by continued assessment of foot health with the maintenance of toenails and skin and the monitoring of circulation problems that can provide evidence of diabetic issues. Podiatrists provide important allied health services to many different patients.
Podiatrists have a range of instruments they can use to help patients treat a series of acute and chronic foot, ankle and nail conditions – where treatment is determined after a thorough diagnoses. A common procedure undertaken by Podiatrists is the surgical removal of ingrown toenails under anaesthetic.
Another common procedure a Podiatrist performs is the treatment of bunions, corns, callus, warts and cracked heels.
Podiatrists are also able to assess patients Biomechanics. Biomechanics is the analysis of the human motion, which for a Podiatrist relates to the lower limbs. The function and anatomy of the lower limbs and foot during the gait cycle can be a very useful tool in determining the cause of chronic foot pains in patients. By assessing the gait, a Podiatrist can evaluate potential causes on injuries or the development of deformities. Podiatrists perform Biomechanics assessments using treadmills, video equipment and computers to deterime any abnormalities that could be causing problems. Treatment sometimes includes a stretching routine or the prescription of customise orthotics which are tailored to the patients individual foot.