If you are unsure if we can help, call us on 3366 1414 so we can give you guidance as to whether or not your condition requires podiatric care.
In cases of trauma, overuse injuries and general lower back/hip/knee/leg/ankle/foot pain, symptomatic relief is generally achieved by a combination of treatments addressing the symptoms (pain) and the cause of the pathology (generally biomechanical).
We offer an extensive variety of treatments that address the inflammatory symptoms whilst a thorough biomechanical assessment using the latest technology available allows your Podiatrist to diagnose the condition and design a custom orthotic device that will correct the painful dysfunction and return you to your normal routine.
Qld Orthotics & Podiatry is able to provide relief from the following:
• Lower Back Pain (and manifestations of sciatica)
• Hip Pain (trochanteric bursitis, arthritis, increased loads)
• Heel pain (plantar fasciitis, heel spur, nerve entrapment, fat pad syndrome)
• Posterior Tibial Muscle Tendon Dysfunction
• Shin Splints
• Achilles tendon Injuries
• Knee pain (Patello Femoral Syndrome/Chondromalacia Patella, Medial Knee Compartment pain, Pre Patella Bursitis, Arthritis, Trauma, ITB syndrome)
• Forefoot Pain including Plantar Plate tears, Morton’s Neuromas, Metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal Bursitis , Pseudo Bursitis ,Fat Pad Atrophy and Skin lesions such as corns and calluses
• Post-Surgical Conditions (Post Knee or Hip Replacement)
• Trauma including Stress Fractures, Muscle/Tendon/Ligament tears and strains
• Ankle Sprains and fractures
• High Heel Orthotic Options
• Bunions (Hallux Abducto-Valgus)
• Taylors Bunion
• Osteo Arthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Leg Length Differences
Whether it’s for work, training, school or a trek, it is very important to have the correct shoes for your feet and the terrain you are going to be in. It is vital to not only have the right shoe for your foot and health condition, but also the right type of shoe for the environment in which you plan on using it. QLD Orthotics and Podiatry are up to date with the latest footwear developments in training, hiking and work footwear.
Musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation
Muscular tightness and/or injury occurs from acute trauma or overuse. We implement a large range of ongoing care and treatment plans to ensure muscular function remains or returns to optimal function. Dry Needling, stretching, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation/manipulation and compression wear are all utilised as part of your treatment and we work closely with the best physiotherapists in QLD.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and Calluses are generally symptoms of an underlying problem due to excess pressure or friction to a region of skin. It manifests as a region of skin that is excessively hard and painful to walk on. Patients often feel as if they are “walking on a stone” because of the hard nature of the symptomatic skin. These lesions are often early warning signs of more complex foot disorders related to a bony deformity (such as Osteo Arthritis), structural deformity (Flat Feet, Neurological Conditions) or a dermatological condition (such as Hyperkeratoisis or Psorasis) .
We not only offer regular debridement and care but also treatment that the patient is able to administer to improve their long term Skin health. Furthermore, structural and bony deformities can be assessed using state of the art gait analysis and options provided on self-management, footwear, causative factors and orthotics where necessary.
Children’s feet are ever changing as they grow. Due to the bony development of the feet, like the rest of the body, growth can occur quite literally overnight. A wide variety of growth plate and developmental disorders can occur in children’s feet in addition to the conditions regularly suffered by adults.
To ensure your child’s gait and development is healthy, you should inspect your children’s shoes for uneven or rapid wear. You should also be aware of any skin rashes, lumps or bumps on the feet, intermittent/constant blistering or redness or hard skin. Furthermore, should your child complain of “sore legs and feet” or regularly falls or trips you should visit for a check-up.
We deliver treatment outcomes using the same cutting edge technology used in the treatment of our adult patients. We ensure your child is comfortable with the treatment and you are happy with the outcome, whether it be a plantar wart, ingrown toenail, gait assessment or a new set of Orthotics, your child will receive the best care with the latest technology.
Diabetes is caused by an impairment of the body being unable to convert blood glucose, (blood sugar), allowing the levels to vary greatly and causing immediate and long term damage to the bodies soft tissues (particularly the nerves and blood vessels).
People with diabetes are at risk of serious and disabling foot conditions that can include amputation. Research shows that good control of a patient’s blood sugar level through a well-planned diet and exercise regime with proactive Podiatric care greatly reduces the risk of complications or conditions.
Diabetic screenings are offered to identify high risk regions and the foot health status of the patient. When carefully monitored over subsequent years, problems are avoided that result from lack of sensation and poor blood flow to the feet. Full reporting and the use of latest technology (Doppler Ultrasound) allows Diabetic patients to be well informed and proactive in the treatment of their illness, with the confidence that we communicating with all of the medical practitioners and allied health practitioners involved in the patients care.
We also offer routine general skin and nail care and aim to educate the patient on the effects and provide the best preventative measures to ensure optimal foot health.
Toenails are commonly affected by a wide variety of fungal (tinea), bacterial (infections due to staph or strep), viral (such as warts), vascular (blood flow) insufficiency, systemic illness (such as inflammatory bowel diseases or anaemia) and trauma related pathology. All of the aforementioned conditions present differently, ranging from unsightly to painful.
All treatments are provided with extensive advice and treatment regimes for the patient to follow in between visits.
Each nail is assessed on a case by case basis and the treatment process is evaluated through a number of measures that allows you (the patient) to quantify the success of the treatment as you progress towards good health!
Picture 11 – before and after fungal nail photo
Warts are a cutaneous (skin) result of the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) that can be very painful to weight bear on and unsightly. The lesions are contagious when exposed and are often transmitted from indirect contact with virally infected tissue (commonly occurring on bathroom or swimming pool floors).
Depending on the site and severity of lesion there are a wide variety of treatments. We offer many treatments that range from non evasive (using Salicylic Acid preparation) to more evasive with freezing or surgical removal of the lesion under a local anaesthetic. There is a treatment suitable for each patient’s needs and pain tolerance.