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What Is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are health care practitioners who specialise in diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the foot and lower leg.

Podiatrists are able to help you with sporting injuries, footwear choices, nail, corn and callous care along with conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.

Podiatrists who specialise in injury management often work alongside allied health professionals including Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and massage therapists to address the entire body.

If you have a problem with your feet or ankle the most appropriate person to see is a Podiatrist. The lower limb and foot can often affect the function of the lower back, hip, knee and ankle region.  

Appropriate diagnoses of your foot condition and early treatment can help prevent serious problems later in life.

It is not necessary to obtain a referral to a Podiatrist unless you are registered under Veteran Affairs. Private health insurance funds cover Podiatry services under their ancillary tables.