Yes. Bone, ligaments and tendons are all at risk following an ankle sprain. It can actually be tendons or ligaments that pull sections of bone apart in the ankle (avulsion fracture).
Yes. Certain foot mechanics make the ankle muscles and tendons work very hard. This causes them to fatigue and less able to protect you from rolling over on your ankle. Ankles that roll in are quite effectively supported with orthotics.
Podiatrists are most skilled at assessing and treating ankle injuries. As podiatrists, our skill set is predominately foot and ankle as opposed to the upper body.
No. Seeing our podiatrists does not require a specific referral. However, on occasion you may be referred under a Chronic Disease Management plan (EPC) which you will need to provide at the time of consultation. Referral from your doctor or specialist is also needed to allow us to fully understand your needs. It is important to understand that your EPC will not cover all of your consultation costs.
Payment is required at the completion of your consultation. We provide both hicaps for your private health fund needs, and we have eftpos facilities to enable this.
Yes, we have many NDIS patients of various ages and complaints. It is important to understand that we cannot see you without you firstly providing both your current NDIS plan and undertaking a service agreement.