Footwear Advice & Running Shoes

Let us help you find the perfect Footwear for your feet!

As podiatrists we consider ourselves the shoe EXPERTS! That’s right, when it comes to the nitty gritty in and outs of shoes… think of us! Choosing the right shoe is not a simple task, especially with the ever-growing range of options instore and online. Each shoe has a specific role and impacts on how our feet function. It’s important that you’re in the right shoe for the right activity.

Having a podiatrist assess your feet and gait patterns is one of the best ways to ensure your shoe choice provides your specific level of support, comfort and durability required for your chosen sport or daily wearing.

Shoe fit is always A MUST CHECK in our minds. Having BOTH your feet measured when you buy shoes is important, not only to check length but width and if there’s a different between each foot.

Our team of shoe savvy podiatrist can provide you detailed advice and referral for:

School shoes

Work shoes

Hiking boots & trail walkers

High heel & comfy fashion forward styles

Running & Sport specific

(football, netball, tennis, basketball etc.)

Paediatric shoes

(Yes, we have options for little feet too)

We totally understand that we all want to have nice looking footwear, which is why our team are great at resourcing and keeping in contact with a range of different brands accessible across Melbourne.

Running & Training Footwear

Picking the right athletic shoes for your feet is important to maintain good foot function as well as reducing the potential for injury.

The movement of the foot during a run is different to the movement of the foot while playing tennis or netball… meaning we need our shoes to act against different forces and terrains. Training shoes act against side-to-side forces while running shoes act to support our feet as they hit the pavement repeatedly in a forward motion.

Our podiatrist’s undertake regular athletic shoe training and can help prescribe the best shoe for your feet to keep you active while decreasing your potential for pain and injury.

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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