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. These treatments cover a wide scope of foot problems including:
- Footcare (skin and nails such as ingrown or thickened nails, corns, callouses, cracked heels)
- Warts, tinea and other skin pathologies
- Fungal nail infections
- Diabetic foot assessments
If the primary concern is of a biomechanical nature, our podiatrists take a thorough medical history and will evaluate the patient’s biomechanics from their hips down to their toes. An extensive evaluation will be taken lying down and standing up as well as a comprehensive gait analysis. Our podiatrists are able to refer for other diagnostic tests (X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan) if required and will typically develop a detailed treatment plan during the initial consultation.
If the patient has been referred to Riverside Podiatry, a comprehensive report will be sent to the referring practitioner outlining our podiatrists’ findings and the proposed treatment plan.
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