Are you suffering from pain or injury? Our highly trained podiatrists can help you get back on your feet and move freely again. Pain free!
Our are podiatrists are friendly, professional and have a high standard of care. They ensure that every visit you make to Step Relief is an enjoyable one and that we are achieving the best outcomes together.
Let us help you get back on your feet again! Make an appointment at one of our locations.
We service the following areas.
Maribyrnong, Westmeadows, Braybrook, Bacchus Marsh, East Keilor, Diggers Rest, and St Albans.
- Fady Ilias
Best podiatrist in town! Mark is extremely knowledgeable and helped me with my heel pain. In no time I was pain free and able to work effectively again. Thanks to the best podiatrist in Maribyrnong and the Step Relief team!!!
Mark is the best Podiatrist, very knowlagable for his treatment. I had strong pain through my legs and heels and he gave me the best treatment. I thought I wouldn't be walking properly anymore, becouse of the extreamely painful sensation all my legs. Now I feel better and pain free Thanks to Almighty God!! I am effectively walking very well. He is the best professional in Marbiyrnong. I recommend him for everyone who needs tretment. I swould like to say Thank You very much. Nigist Minota.
Had a great experience at Step Relief Podiatry. Mark was professional and accommodating. The procedure was seamless and pain free. Would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends.
- Quen Race
My name's Alex, had a super fun time with Mark Albert my podiatrist, I wanted to avoid surgery so I had a few conservative ingrown nail removal sessions over a couple of months but then things got worse so I went for partial nail avulsion surgery to permanently fix the ingrown nail problem. Slight sting of anaesthetic and then the rest of the procedure was extremely comfortable and relaxing, he even let me choose the music in the background haha. Mark is extremely competent, knowledgeable and fun to chat to, highly highly recommend him for all things foot related.
Highly recommend Mark Albert (and him team) at Step Relief Podiatry. His calm and gentle nature makes you feel at ease instantly. Mark took the time to thourougly explain his treatment plan and ideas for my daughters condition. After other failed attempts (with other health care professionals) I am pleased to say her podiatry issue are finally resolved. Thank you Mark and George. We are so very grateful
Mark’s very knowledgeable and always goes above and beyond, highly recommend!
- Jillian Olarenshaw
Reassuring top level care for feet. Very pleased with the outcome. I had quite a bad ingrown nail that was painful to touch and I was really nervous due to a previously awful experience at another podiatrist, thankfully the team at step relief were marvellous. They managed to sort the nail without any surgery which was a relief. The team also understood my anxiety and made every effort to make me comfortable and relaxed. Thank you.
I have been a regular customer now for more than 2 month. They helped me with my plantar issue and with my ongoing training; a very professional service.
Professional and friendly, diagnosed and treated the cause of my foot pain not just the symptoms. Would highly recommend.
- David O'Neill
Mark has been fantastic in the care and service that he has provided and getting both of my feet feeling good again. I would recommend Step Relief Podiatry to anyone who need their feet attended too as you get great Results Dave O'Neill Avondale Heights
Mark is a fantastic podiatrist. Polite and friendly and very professional. Helped me with my chronic heel pain from flat feet. Will definitely be coming back on the regular. Highly recommend!
Have seen Mark three times now and my ingrown toenail was dealt with timely, professionally and with such great care. Mark is always early, takes the time to make you feel comfortable and very informative. It has been a pleasure dealing with him and his team during this time. I cannot recommend these guys enough.
Podiatrists are also known as foot doctors. They are specialists in the foot, ankle, and lower limb health. Podiatrists are experts in helping prevent and treat a range of conditions including:
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel Pain
- Arch Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Knee Pains
- Mortons Neuroma
- Heel Spur
- Flat Feet
- Callus & Corns
- Plantar Warts
- Chilblains & Raynaud’s Phenomenon
- Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD)
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) (Shin Splints)
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Arthritis Pain
- Pediatric Steps
Yes, all of our podiatrists in Essendon are fully registered allied health practitioners with many years under their belt. All of our practicing podiatrists are registered professionals under the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who have completed a 4-year University Degree to practice as a Podiatrist in Australia.
Currently, Step Relief Podiatry services have a location in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia. You can also visit our locations page to find the nearest step relief podiatry in Melbourne.
All patients with chronic conditions are eligible for Medicare rebates for routine podiatry visits through the Medicare system. You will need to see your General Practitioner and ask for an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral.
We request that you pay the amount during the time of the consultation. We accept cash, cheques, or credit cards and have EFTPOS and HICAPS facilities, in which we can also accept Australian health funds and health care providers.
Yes, we accept private health, we have a HICAPS facility at all of our locations, including in Essendon, so you can claim directly from your private health fund. Depending on your cover, you may need to pay a small gap payment. You will need to call your private health fund for more information about the podiatry and orthotic rebates you may be eligible for.
At Step Relief Podiatry, we offer online booking, so all you need to do is click the book now button on our website, where you will have the option to select a convenient location and your preferred podiatrist. It’s that simple.
You can expect to meet a friendly and caring podiatrist in Essendon. During the initial assessment, one of our podiatrists will assess your situation and help provide you with the right care and treatment.
Orthotics are special insoles that are custom made by a podiatrist. A podiatrist may prescribe you with orthotics to help treat various conditions that are affecting your foot, knee, or hip.
Orthotics can help:
- correct foot deformities
- The foot or ankle function better
- Provide additional support to the ankle
- Reduce the risks for further injuries
If you have any issues involving your foot, ankle, leg, or lower back then you may want to pay a visit to your podiatrist to help treat the problem. However, you do not necessarily need to be suffering from any issues to visit your podiatrist. A general visit to your local podiatrist in Essendon can help with prevention.
There is no need for a referral letter to be treated by a podiatrist if you are a private patient, but if you are a part of the program of the Enhanced Primary Care then you should have a referral letter from your General Practitioner.
It varies on the complaint you presented, you have to bring with you several items for the consultation. For instance, if you have an ankle and foot pain and x-rays histories, or have a medical history that shows your condition or been fitted with orthotic apparatus, these will be very useful to your treating podiatrist.
Evidently, if you have your referral letter with you from a General Practitioner, Allied Practitioner, or Medical Specialist then you should also bring the following:
- Medical Reports or/and Referral Letter
- Preceding insoles or orthotics
- Personal health fund card
- X-rays, CT and MRI scans, and ultrasounds
- Old footwear that has a particular wear patterns
- Choice of your used footwear
- Proper clothing for the foot and lower limb analysis
Our general consultations and treatments in Essendon secure a wide scope of foot issues, involving:
- Foot protection against calluses, ingrown nails, thickened nails, warts corns, etc.
- Wax baths especially for dry skin.
- Diabetic food screening and evaluations, involving neurological checks and digital circulation assessments.
- Cracked heels, athlete’s foot, and other skin conditions.