Podiatry, or podiatric medicine, is a branch of allied health devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremities. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
At Pinnacle Health Group, we specialise in lower limb biomechanics and use cutting edge techniques to capture accurate diagnosis. Book your consultation to see our experienced Podiatrists.
The Pinnacle Treatment
The initial consultation with our Podiatrists is a thirty-minute, complex assessment of your lower limbs. It may involve:
- Assessment of Mechanical Cause of Lower Limb Pain
- Treadmill Video Gait Analysis
- Prescription of Corrective Foot Orthoses for Lower Limb Realignment
- Fitting and Adjustment of Orthotic Devices
- Advice and modification of running shoes and other sporting footwear
Here at Pinnacle Health Group, we welcome all patients to our Melbourne clinic, including children, the elderly and athletes. We care about your health, so let us look after your feet for you!
Why see a podiatrist?
It may not necessarily be your immediate thought to see a Podiatrist when you are experiencing problems with your feet. However, there are many conditions and pain-related issues that a Podiatrist can help with. If you suffer from pain in your feet or any of the below conditions, we invite you to book with our Podiatrists.
- Achilles Pain
- Knee Pain
- Flat Feet
- Physical Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Ankle Sprains and Pain
- Forefoot Pain
- Growing Pains
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Plantar Plate Tears
- Sever’s Condition
- Shin Pain
- Stress Fractures
The initial consultation with our expert Podiatrists in Melbourne will involve a full physical examination of the lower limb and treadmill video gait analysis. This initial consultation runs for approximately thirty minutes.
It is vital that our Podiatrists can look at every aspect of your feet and the footwear that you wear. Please bring in any footwear that is relevant to your appointment, including running or fitness footwear to wear on the treadmill.
Please also bring any relevant medical information or results from scans or tests, so that our Podiatrists can review your health goals and outcomes on a holistic basis.