At East Adelaide podiatry we pride ourself on professional, tailored & effective outcomes getting you back onto your feet asap or maintaining optimal health for an active lifestyle. Using systematic assessment, diagnostic protocols and individualised treatment for various foot problems. Each service is designed and chosen according to individual needs.
General Foot Care
- Heel Pain
- Treatment of corns and callous
- General nail care including thickened and difficult to reach toenails
- Ingrown toenails
- Wart treatments
- Fungal and bacterial infections
- Blister Management including prevention programs
- Footwear advice for general lifestyle
- Footwear advice tailored to specific occupational and sporting needs
Lower Limb Conditions
- Lower limb overuse injuries
- Acute lower limb injuries
- Orthotic Therapy (Custom made and pre-frabricated)
- Foot, Ankle & Leg mobilisations & adjustments
- Sports and occupational footwear advice
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Foot and ankle strengthening
- Dry Needling
- Tool assisted release
- Arthritic conditions
- Stretching & exercise prescriptions
Diabetic Foot Care
- Neurovascular assessments
- Foothealth risk assessments
- Wound prevention and management
- Diabetic footwear advice
- Self care education
A podiatrist, is an expert of the lower limb who offers medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle difficulties, such as heel pain, spurs, ingrown toenails, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, warts, vascular & diabetic conditions, corns, and calluses. A podiatrist also treats sprains, fractures, infections, ulcers and injuries to the foot, leg & ankles.
Podiatry services are in great demand nowadays because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are one of the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in the country.
As part of our role as foot health advocates, we invite you to learn more about where your feet fit in to your overall health. You may be surprised at the link between your feet, and the health of your entire body! By understanding the impact of your feet and legs on your health, you can be more physically active, and improve your health. And nothing is more important than that!
#1 They keep you active & mobility is independence: We’re talking about the important stuff here: your life, your community, freedom, relationships, health, activity, travel, independence, mobility, and your overall happiness! It’s a tall order, but foot health can help you to live your best life.
#2 They tell a much bigger story: Your feet and lower limbs are often a critical factor in developing or avoiding non communicable health diseases elsewhere in your body. Even if it doesn’t immediately seem connected to foot health, the link is real. Think obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and a range of other conditions
#3 They are a work of art! Or at least Leonardo Da Vinci thought so when he said, ‘The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.’ Did you know that your foot contains 28 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and 250,000 sweat glands? Your feet support your entire body and need to work well for you to be active and healthy.
Why do people see podiatrists?
Your feet house a quarter of the bones in our entire bodies – in addition to various muscles, ligaments and joints. This makes them extremely vulnerable to injury and diseases that can affect the entire body.
Included within the podiatry services we will not just look at your foot, but they will carry out a biomechanical assessment to see how your gait can be impacting other parts of your body, such as your hips. (Your gait is the way you walk.)
Podiatrists fully understand the structure and movement of the foot and lower limbs. They are able to diagnose foot conditions, identify systemic overall health conditions that present with foot or lower limb symptoms – and recommend appropriate treatment plans. Podiatry services