Sports Podiatry

Looking for a local Melbourne Sports Podiatrist?

Sport and exercise place the feet and lower limb under increased stress and therefore injuries to the feet and legs are common. As Podiatrists, we are uniquely trained in dealing with the biomechanics of the feet and ankle. At Sole Podiatry, we place a large focus on sports injuries, from diagnosis, treatment and long term rehabilitation.

We offer tailor made management and rehabilitation plans to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. We will also help address the cause of your injury by conducting a thorough assessment of your biomechanics and footwear to help prevent future injury.

Some of the common sports injuries we treat include:

Ankle Sprains

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Calf Strains & Tears

Toe Injuries

We use the latest technology available to compliment out treatment programs, such as:

Ultrasound Therapy
Shockwave Therapy
Laser Therapy

Our Podiatrists also regularly attend workshops with top running footwear brands to stay up to date with the latest advances in running footwear technology to ensure we can offer the most current footwear advice to our patients.

If you have injured your foot or ankle, a Podiatrist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat your injury as well as helping you return to sport/activity.

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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