Do I need a referral?
No any person can see a podiatrist and you do not require a referral unless you are a DVA card holder or you are under an EPC(Enhanced Primary Care) plan in which case a referral from your GP is required.
- Can a Podiatrist refer you for x-rays and diagnostic ultrasounds?
Yes your podiatrist is recognised by Medicare as being able to refer for xrays and ultrasound studies.
- My child suffers from night time pain or growing pains. Should I see a podiatrist?
Yes pain is telling you something is not right, a podiatrist can review the issues and provide advice and treatment for night time or growing pains.
- My child has flat feet, is this something to be concerned about?
If you have any concerns about your child’s feet you should have them assessed. All children have flat feet as they develop but if you notice that they complain of leg or foot pain, trip or fall often, wear out shoes quickly or are reluctant walkers they should be assessed.
- I am pregnant should I get bigger shoes?
With pregnancy the changes in the body can cause the ligaments to loosen and make the feet spread but this affects everyone differently. It is best to make sure the shoes you wear during this time are comfortable and supportive.
- Should diabetics be assessed by a podiatrist?
Yes, whether you are an insulin dependent diabetic or non-insulin dependent you should have your feet reviewed by a podiatrist who will decide on when you should be reviewed again.
- Where can I park?
There is paid parking available in St Andrews Place or metered parking on Boundary Street.
- Public Transport?
There is a free, city based, bus service called the “Spring Hill Loop” which stops close to the clinic.