East Adelaide Podiatry
‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.’ Leonardo Da Vinci
“The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step – Lao Tzu”
A pair of feet will walk over 170,000km in their life time, so choosing the right care for your feet is important. East Adelaide Podiatry specialise in ensuring that your feet have a comfortable journey through life, no matter what path you take.
Happy feet, happy life
East Adelaide Podiatry provide a variety of specialist lower limb & foot care that deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical, surgical, dermatological and biomechanical conditions. The clinic is conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD for easy access, on the corner of Hutt & Flinders street East, within the East Adelaide Medical Centre. Plentiful parking both front (paid) & side (free) or on foot. With wheelchair & lift facilities.
East Adelaide Podiatry is committed to providing high-quality foot care to the community. Located in a medical-oriented district, providing solutions for your feet and your active lifestyle.
No referral is required. East Adelaide Podiatry offer you experienced & friendly service. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience in the profession you can be guaranteed of quality & timely outcomes.
What is podiatry
Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, soft-tissue and musculoskeletal pathologies, as well as neurological and circulatory disease. Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Biomechanical & gait analysis will often be undertaken through visual or computerised means and might include range of motion studies, postural alignment evaluation or dynamic force and pressure studies.
Clinical services require skilled use of sterilised instruments and appropriate infection control procedures, along with appropriate application of pharmacological agents, specialist wound dressings and a variety of physical therapies. Prescription foot orthoses can offer significant solutions in the treatment and prevention of corns, callous and necrotic ulceration in their capacity to provide pressure redistribution. Also as a technique for providing consistent weightbearing manipulation they are utilised in the treatment of acute and chronic foot conditions such as tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprain, chronic knee pain and stress fractures, to supplement and enhance clinical care.
Who is a podiatrist
In Australia, podiatry students train through tertiary institutions for four years receiving a Bachelor of applied science in Podiatry & can practice as an allied health professional practitioner both in public & private clinics.