Podiatry

Podiatry

Podiatry Knox

If you’re seeking Podiatry in the Boronia area, make your podiatry Knox appointment with us at our Wantirna clinic. Podiatrists are highly trained health care professionals who can treat a wide range of foot related issues for the whole family, ranging from simple skin and toenail problems to sport injuries and complex biomechanical abnormalities.

Foot problems can often begin as small niggles and develop into more serious conditions if left untreated.

The goal of podiatry is to help the body by reducing foot pain and return to normal health and function via thorough assessment, treatment and rehabilitation exercises.

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General Foot Care & Maintenance

We strongly believe prevention is better than cure when it comes to foot care – treatment of the feet is a core part of our podiatry practice.

Managing and maintaining:

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal infections
  • Corns and callouses
  • Warts

Corrective nail surgery

An ingrown toenail is a nail that has penetrated or is pressing against the adjacent skin of the toe, causing pain and inflammation. Sometimes it can lead to infection.

Depending on the case, your podiatrist may be able to remove the offending section of the nail to provide instant relief. Occasionally, however, the ingrown toenail can become repeatedly infected or remain continuously infected, preventing you from going to work, playing sports, or going to school. Such situation may require a more permanent solution.

Our Podiatrists can perform a procedure called Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) in order to permanently resolve problematic ingrown toenails. This is a one-day procedure that leaves the patient with no recovery time.

Following the procedure, several review consultations are required for redressing. It may be necessary to wear open-toe shoes and to modify daily activities for several days after the procedure. The procedure causes little interference with daily life.

 

Sports Podiatry and Injury Management

As podiatrists who love sports, we fully appreciate the rigours and demands of training as well as the desire to return to activity as soon as possible. Our goal is to get our clients back to their sport as soon as possible by developing a tailor-made rehabilitation program.

Sports Podiatry can help with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Running injuries
  • Heel Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Foot Pain
  • Stress Fractures
  • Neuromas
  • Bunions
  • Custom made cycling orthotics

 Biomechanical assessments

Everyone is unique in the way they walk or run, our practitioners are trained to identify abnormalities and joint alignment problems within the feet and legs.

The development of pain and injury in the feet, ankles, knees, and legs is largely due to abnormal foot biomechanics. Our podiatrists are highly trained health experts who can discover biomechanical anomalies that could be causing your pain or putting you at risk of injury.

Biomechanics of the feet and legs is a thorough examination of the anatomy, alignment, and function of the feet and legs while standing and walking. Our Podiatrists can offer the most effective treatment programme for your individual problem based on the information gathered from the biomechanical examination and gait analysis.

This tailored approach to examination and therapy ensures a quick, successful, and targeted recovery from injury as well as pain alleviation.

Orthotics

Orthotics are used to improve and adjust the mechanical function and alignment of the feet and legs through enhancing their position and balance.

Their purpose is to reposition your foot, realign the lower leg, and align the foot in a more efficient position.

Benefits of custom foot orthotics include:

  • Supports your feet and legs while weight bearing, to increase confidence and sports performance.
  • Improves chronic and acute injuries.
  • Improve weight distribution between your feet.
  • Modify abnormal foot functioning position to correct many common foot ailments or prevent them from getting worse.
  • Help your child’s feet grow in more neutral or anatomically aligned position.
  • Reduces low back pain from leg length discrepancies.
  • Improves balance.

 

Diabetes management

Having your feet assessed every 6 to 12 months is crucial after being diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes. Maintained check-ups are crucial to maintaining your health and ensure complications from diabetes do not arise.

Providing that your foot health is maintained every 6-12 months, these issues can be managed successfully.

Diabetic related issues may include:

  • infections
  • Decrease blood flow
  • Altered nerve sensation to your feet/lower limbs
  • Ulcers and Sores
  • Blisters and Callouses
  • Changes in your foot structure.

Children’s Podiatry

Baby’s and children’s feet are just as important as adults! A developing foot is not immune to emerging growth pain or problems, as growth increases the demands on their changing feet can lead to issues such as:

  • Growing pains
  • Knocked knees
  • Sever’s disease
  • Pigeon toes
  • Frequent tripping and tired legs
  • Curly toes
  • Warts
  • And wearing shoes out quickly

Stretching and Strengthening Programs

The way muscles are designed to work causes us all to encounter naturally occurring musculoskeletal imbalances.

There is no such thing as an isolated muscle; muscles work in groups, and the motion of all three planes must be balanced.

Musculoskeletal assessment will help determine what muscles should be stretched and what muscles should be strengthened to reduce imbalances and improve lower limb function.

Based on the most recent research, our podiatrists can develop a plan to rehabilitate the lower limb and increase the likelihood that it will not be re-injured.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used for varies conditions such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonopathy
  • Compartment syndromes
  • Shin splints

Prolotherapy injections

These are injections of a local anaesthetic and glucose solution to help speed up the healing process of damaged tissue. This solution can assist in the reduction on inflammatory markers and encourages the new connection of tissue in the injured area.

The is an extremely safe and affordable treatment and highly effective for a wide range of issues including.

  • Tendon injuries/ Muscles tears
  • Ligament sprains
  • Swollen tissue
  • Osteoarthritic joints
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Whether you reside in WantirnaRingwoodBayswaterBoronia or Ferntree Gully, our Podiatry Knox aim is to combine education with our care, allowing you to leave our Knox clinic equipped with the right knowledge for your feet.

CONSULTATION FEES

Podiatry Initial Appointments: $100
Podiatry Standard Appointments: $64
Ryan Twist

Ryan Twist

Ryan graduated from La Trobe University and has been a practicing podiatry for over 15 years, which he has gained extensive knowledge and skills working interstate and overseas. He is currently one of the Podiatrists for the Essendon Football Club. Ryan has a special .. Read More

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