General Foot Care
General Foot Care for all age groups. If you simply need help with difficult to cut toenails, ingrown toenails, corns and callus we still offer this important service.
Pain in the heel can really bring you down. Find out what you can do to rid yourself of this problem. It may be simpler and cheaper than you think to rid yourself of that nagging heel pain.
Annual Diabetic Foot Review with an Advanced Podiatrist. Deep dive into diabetic foot complications with a podiatrist that has been treating diabetic foot complications for over thirty years.
Dry Needling – Western Medical Acupuncture
Our integrated approach to needling is the basis for the State-wide guideline for Dry Needling and Acupuncture in podiatry (Qld Health). Our Advanced Podiatrist Colin Power was the lead author of the guideline on acupuncture for podiatrists and opened the doors for this treatment modality to be introduced into public podiatry clinics.
Are Orthotics right for you? We discuss the pro’s and con’s of podiatric orthotics. How much do orthotics cost? Read our Australian Orthotics cost guide to find out more.
Orthotics – shoe insoles are a useful intervention when used in conditions that respond to orthotic therapy. Studies are showing that common conditions like heel pain may not respond to orthotic therapy as we previously thought. Some causes of heel pain respond poorly to orthotics and could be a waste of money.
In a Biomechanical assessment we investigate your strength and function to come up with a treatment plan for your condition. It takes some time to do and is best that you wear comfortable clothes or leisure wear.
Scientifically researched exercises based on Tai Chi to improve all aspects of your foot function and balance. Developed for a Large Community Health organisation by our Advanced Podiatrist to assist with Parkinson’s Disease and those at risk of falls. Top athletes are turning to neuromuscular retraining such as Tai chi based training to improve performance.
We use “gold standard” exercises that are from cutting edge research on exercise rehabilitation. We find the best exercises to help you recover and return to the activities that you love.
Referral & Cost
You don’t usually need a referral from a GP to see a podiatrist. However, in certain situations, if your GP prepares a care plan, also referred to as a Team Care Agreement (TCA) he can give you a referral under the Enhanced Primary Care system, which may entitle you to medicare rebates on some podiatry visits.
Power Podiatry does not Bulk Bill, however we are happy to accept referrals under the Enhanced Primary Care system to reduce your out of pocket expenses on some podiatry visits. Read our Cost Guide for an up to date review of the cost of a podiatry visit.