Podiatrists provide comprehensive foot care, diagnosing, treating and preventing foot, ankle and lower limb problems. Podiatrists can assist with:
- Acute and Chronic Foot Ulcers / wounds
- Foot infections
- Ingrown toe-nails
- Sporting injuries
- Biomechanical and musculoskeletal issues
- Heel spurs
- Corns and callous
- Skin and nail disorders including warts, fungal pathologies
- Diabetes related foot issues
- Degenerative joint deformities
- Neuropathic disorders
Our qualified and experienced Podiatrists examine your feet, taking into consideration your general health and medical background. They will advise you of any identified risk factors, provide you with treatment options and develop a care-plan to maintain or improve your foot-health.
A doctor’s referral with an attached health summary is appreciated but not required.
Self referrals are accepted however a doctor’s referral with an attached health summary is appreciated but not required.
You can also access this service with a Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan
Podiatry is available to public, full-fee paying and private health insurance patients.
Foot care Nurse
Foot care is an important part of maintaining well-being, mobility and independence. Bellarine Community Health offers an integrated podiatry and foot care team, dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of foot health and wellbeing.
Our qualified foot-care nurse provides basic foot-care services to clients who are in good health, but have difficulty reaching their toes or feet or have poor eyesight. The foot care nurse can support you with:
- Toe-nail maintenance or treatment
- Education on how you can improve your foot health at home
To be eligible for foot-care nursing services you must first be assessed by a Podiatrist.