Podiatry First Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a health professional who specialises in the assessment and treatment of lower limb and foot conditions. Podiatrists are the only health care group who specialise in foot care. To practice podiatry requires extensive university training and constant further education to retain an up to date practising certificate.
- What Do Podiatrists Do?
Podiatry is the dedicated study, diagnosis and treatment of a person’s foot, ankle and lower leg. Podiatrists care for people of all ages and apply non surgical and surgical treatment. Podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of the lower limb. This can range from; sports injuries, orthotic (biomechanical) therapy to improve walking and running, diabetic complications, arthritic problems, general foot conditions, footwear advice as well as nail and skin surgery.
- What Sort Of Treatments Are Available ?
– Sports Podiatry – biomechanical analysis of walking or running gait and treatment
– General foot care – including corns, callous and nail care.
– Minor Surgery – ingrown toenails and verruca (plantar warts)
– Diabetic Foot Care – assessment and treatment of diabetic feet.
– Childrens Feet – Assesment of gait – and advice regarding care
– For more information please call, or have a look at the Podiatry Treatments Page for more about specific conditions.
- Where are you located?
Podiatry First is located within a specialist clinic at 1234 Great North Rd Pt Chevalier. There is parking available at the rear of the building.
- How Do I Make an Appointment?
Please call on 849 3098, or go to the contact page and fill in the form specifying day and time and we will contact you to confirm that the time you want is available.
- What does it cost for a treatment?
Please contact Podiatry First for a quote for any of our products or services. Payment is expected at the time of the treatment – we have eftpos, credit card, cash or check transactions available. We are also registered with ACC – a small surcharge will apply to ACC claims. You qualify for a discount with a Super Gold card or if you hold a current community services card. Payment is expected at the time of the Treatment unless organised prior to your appointment.