On arrival to your first podiatry appointment you will be welcomed by our receptionist who will ask you to fill out a new patient information form in our waiting area.
Our clinic welcomes children and a flat screen television for your viewing.
How long will the appointment take?
Your first podiatry appointment will take up to 40 minutes. If ongoing treatment is required, follow up appointments will range from 20-30 minutes depending on the nature of your issue.
What will we do?
When you are called in for your appointment we will review your medical history and assess your condition.
A complete foot and lower limb examination will be undertaken, checking your vascular status, nerves, soft tissue and bones. Further assessment of your foot function and footwear will also be done.
We will then focus on the problem you have described, providing you with a diagnosis. If necessary you will be refer for further investigations, such as an ultrasound or X-ray.
During your consultation, specific education will be provided about your condition, including the reason behind your pain or symptoms. Treatment options and preventative strategies will be given to help keep you symptom free.
What to bring to your first podiatry appointment?
Please bring anything to your appointment that you feel will assist with your diagnosis and treatment. This includes referral letters, current medication list, footwear and relevant test results, such as X-rays or ultrasound reports.
We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement. This will enable us to see and assess your lower limbs and feet properly.
The day before your consultation, you will receive an sms reminder. If you do not have a mobile phone our reception staff will call to confirm your appointment or leave a message if they are unable to contact you. Please feel free to contact us for confirmation, if you have not received a reminder.
Please note children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by either a parent or guardian.
Initial appointment check list
- Any relevant investigations of your condition (X-rays/ ultrasounds).
- Loose trousers or clothes.
- A current medication list.
- Referral (if you are on a GP Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan, Department of Veteran Affair patient, motor vehicle accident or work cover claim).
- Everyday footwear/ sporting shoes.
- Private health fund card, Medicare card, pension, DVA card (if applicable).
Do I Need a Referral for My First Podiatry Appointment?
No, you do not need a medical referral to see a podiatrist.
If you have private health care you can claim an instant rebate from your health fund utilising our HICAPs machine. Payment is required at the time of the consultation by cash or EFTPOS.
Our cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours notice or full payment is required for your visit.
This is to ensure that no one misses out on a needed appointment and the podiatrist is paid for their time.