Appointment times vary depending on your requirements. An initial consult is 40 minutes but subsequent consultations can vary between 10-30 minutes at the podiatrist’s discretion.
Yes – if your health fund covers you for podiatry and/or orthotics we will be able to claim directly from your private health fund for you with our on-site HICAPS facilities with little to no out of pocket expense. Please contact your private health fund for more information about the rebates you may be eligible [...]
Depending on the primary concern of the patient a thorough assessment will be performed for either general podiatry or biomechanical concerns (sporting injuries, children’s development, etc). In a general podiatry consultation, a thorough medical history will be taken and, depending on the requirements of the patient, full neurological and vascular examinations will be performed. [...]
No – you do not need a referral to see us. A General Practitioner referral is only necessary if: Your doctor has recommended treatment as part of an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan Please note, there are Medicare rebates for EPC holders You are a veteran seeking treatment under a Gold or White card [...]
A podiatrist is an allied health professional who is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of lower limb and foot problems. These may include skin and nail conditions, foot ankle and/or knee pain, foot and lower limb complications related to diabetes or other chronic diseases, and any other problems associated with gait or [...]
While it is normal to have a degree of tiredness in your feet at the end of a working day generally, no, it is not normal to have pain in the feet. Feet are engineered to stand and to walk and given their normal function and environment they do this very well. With that said, [...]
Flat feet are not necessarily bad. Flat feet can result from / in poor lower limb alignment and can therefore predispose you to painful foot conditions or other functional abnormalities that may require assessment or treatment. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as “flat feet = bad feet”. Some people may go through life with flat [...]
Yes – please notify our reception staff if you are a participant under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We see self-funded NDIS participants only. Please bring your NDIS plan outlining the funding for your supports to the appointment.
Our practice is mixed billing. Podiatrist Elise Stevenson bulk bills subsequent consultations on a Chronic Disease Management Care Plan from your GP (also known as an EPC or CDM). If you require the services of one of our Senior Podiatrists (Ellie Kelly and Renee Carroll) you will receive a rebate of $58.00 (as of [...]