Podiatrists are allied health professionals who specialise in the diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of medical conditions of the lower limbs including foot, ankle, knee and hip.

Podiatrists play an important role in monitoring disease and managing lower limb issues to maintain an active and mobile population across the lifespan. Therefore, podiatrists are trained to treat a range of populations including child growth and development, sports injuries, chronic disease such as diabetes, disability and the ageing population

Podiatry treatment may include:

  • General toenail care
  • Treatment of painful and problem toenails (thickened, elongated, involuted)
  • Removal of corns and callous
  • Treatment of cracked & dry heels
  • Give advice on general foot care and footwear
  • Assessment of overall foot health (e.g. circulation and nerve function and biomechanical assessment)
  • Orthotic therapy
  • Specialized care for high risk feet
  • Treatment and prevention of sports related injuries of the foot; ankle and leg