Yes. Recently the profession has introduced career pathways which recognise sports podiatry as a specialty. One of very few Certified Sports Podiatrists’ practices at Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry.
Most major sporting teams will utilise the services of a podiatrist. Our practice has been heavily involved for several years with local community and professional sporting teams. It is vitally important that your podiatrist has a strong sports focus and a case load that is predominantly biomechanical which ours is.
Following thorough assessment and diagnoses we will use the tools within podiatry to rehabilitate you. These include but are not limited to orthotics, mobilisation, shockwave therapy, injection therapy, physiotherapy based exercise and footwear recommendations. We are fortunate to have strong relationships with local specialists, doctors and surgeons should the need arise for their opinions or management.
Yes, our podiatrists are skilled in catering an orthotic to your sporting or occupational requirements. Sports that cause repetitive impact to the feet and legs are generally designed to be supple and to better deal with shock caused by impact.
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.