About Our Annual Foot Health Check
Like regular dental checks, annual foot checks are a routine part of a healthy lifestyle. Designed to optimise foot health, these examinations help identify potential problems before they occur, saving you the time, money, pain and frustration associated with injury rehabilitation.
We also recommend scheduling this appointment before you start new activities, such as hiking or a boot camp, and before purchasing new running shoes to ensure you’re making the right choices for your unique feet.
If you run or play sport regularly, or lead an active lifestyle, we recommend a Running Analysis Appointment to ensure you reach your training goals faster— and injury free.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Medical History Review
One of our expert podiatrists will review any changes to your medical/personal history and current activity levels.
Current Footwear & Prescription Analysis
Your podiatrist will review your current footwear, as well as any existing prescription or off-the-shelf devices, such as orthotics.
Skin & Nail Review
You’ll undergo a routine examination of your skin and nails.
Your podiatrist will analyse the ways in which your joints and muscles move together while you sit, stand and walk.
video Movement Analysis*
You’ll undergo an in-depth assessment of your walking and/or running styles to establish any necessary treatment or measurable goals.
Customised Foot Care Plan
You’ll receive recommendations on foot care and lower limb plans to optimise your health and prevent future pain or injury.
*Video movement analysis available at all clinics. Advanced computerised gait analysis is performed on a specialised treadmill at our Mount Gravatt clinic. Inquire for details.
Do you suffer from Diabetes or Arthritis?
A Pressure Analysis is performed during every Foot Health Check, which along with regular podiatry review can help reduce the risk of diabetic ulcers and arthritic joint degeneration.
Do you have Private Health Cover for Podiatry?
Learn about private health fund rebates and preferred provider benefits.
5 reasons why your Annual Foot Health Check is so important
Review current management
Review of footwear/orthotics ensures treatment is always optimised.
Just like dental checks, regular foot checks help prevent pain & injury.
Untreated issues can cause permanent conditions.
Save time & money
Rehab can be long, expensive & frustrating.
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