STEP RELIEF PODIATRY

Podiatrist Services and Treatment

Step Relief Podiatry is a qualified podiatry clinic supported by state of the art equipment. We treat all foot and lower limb problems, from simple nail care to complex diabetic ulcerations and chronic sports injuries. We will ensure that you and your family enjoy all the benefits of good health.

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FAQ

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:

  • Fix foot deformities
  • For foot or ankle to function correctly
  • Supply extra support to the ankle
  • Decrease 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 St. Albans can help with prevention.

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 
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Pediatric Steps 

Yes, all of our podiatrists  in St. Albans 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. 

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 St. Albans, 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 St. Albans. During the initial assessment, one of our podiatrists will assess your situation and help provide you with the right care and treatment. 

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 St. Albans 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.