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Melbourne based local clinic, Cheltenham Podiatry, are specialists in foot care and provide foot care products to our customers. The clinic provides essential podiatry services, comprehensive advice, and use state of art equipment. This includes general podiatry services as well as parrafin foot therapy, medical pedicures, and nail restoration in order to meet the needs of local people in Highett, and the surrounding areas. Our Foot Specialist Highett services also include: Toenail conditions such as nail fungus, treatment with our ‘PACT’ nail fungus therapy, that is new to Australia. We also specialize in osteoarthritis, sports injuries and prevention, as well as treatments for achilles pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain and sever’s disease. We now also have a new regeneration clinic, to treat osteoarthritis, and stubborn tendon and ligament injuries. These are safe, drug free treatments utilizing the bodies own regenerative capabilities- prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma and orthokine treatment. The first Melbourne podiatrists to provide these services. For best outcome they may be combined with an exercise program, orthotics, paddings and shoe advice.
Orthotics improve the function and efficiency of feet and lower limb joints by redistributing excessive pressures and loads, improving postural stability and function, and reducing tissue stress and pain. Melbourne based Highett Podiatrists are local orthotic experts with specialist training in the latest techniques in biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to ensure the appropriate treatments. We offer a complete range of orthotic services, including soft and rigid orthotics and tailor made devices using 3D laser foot scan equipment. Orthotics Highett cater for both adult and children’s orthotics. Children’s Orthotics Highett, provide orthotic devices that can be effective in the treatment and prevention of foot deformities, growth pains, and encourage normal leg development and function. Children’s Orthotics Highett offers a complete service the same as adults, although more regular follow up assessments will be required due to a child’s growth. Orthotics are frequently used to prevent and treat sports injuries, stress fractures, heel and foot pain, shin splints, arch and joint, shin or knee pain, back pain, arthritis-osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, flat feet, and ulcers. We provide custom , semi-custom orthotics, and preformed orthotics/arch supports , the type of treatment depends on many factors based on biomechanical assessment, shoes, activity, medical conditions, and foot pathology. There is a huge array of both soft and rigid carbon fibre materials to choose from, as well as paddings. Orthotic prescription is often accompanied with a treatment program of muscle stretching, strengthening, mobilisation, and footwear selection where appropriate.
Nail Fungus Highett
Melbourne based Highett Podiatrists treat ‘Fungal Nail Infections’ . This is a fungal nail disease common in the feet (onychomycosis). Toenail fungus infections have long frustrated podiatrists due to the lack of an effective, safe and affordable treatment. Most treatments require daily application for months, even years with average results. Oral tablets can have a good success rate but risk severe side effects. Nail fungus laser treatment by local podiatrists in Melbourne require good technique, but can be uncomfortable due to heat build up, and is expensive. Nail fungus infection signs are characteristic, and visual diagnosis can be confirmed by Melbourne podiatrists (scrapings are taken from infected nails and sent to pathology in doubtful cases). Highett Podiatrists have introduced a new treatment, ‘PACT’ nail fungus therapy, which combines a special non toxic dye, matched with a specific wavelength 630nm intense LED light , without any pain or damage to skin while treating the fungal nails. Melbourne based Highett Podiatrists also treat other common foot conditions such as osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis/tendinosis, Severes Disease, Bunions, Ingrown Toenails, Corns and Calluses, Diabetes Complications, Ulcers, and Knee and Arthritic pain. Treatments are based on comprehensive consultations and professional advice. A comprehensive range of foot care products are available to complement treatments,including bunion splints, toe and heel pads, Red Robin circulation socks, compression socks and stockings.