Hello! I’m John
Podiatrist Dr John Politakis has been caring for the feet of his patients for over 10 years. Qualified with a bachelor’s degree in podiatry from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) – John is also a member of the Australian Podiatry Association.
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An essential part of treatment trimming your nails correctly will ensure comfort and prevent complications such as ingrown nails.
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. They are the result of your skin protecting itself against pressure or friction. Whilst they can be unsightly the pain and discomfort is usually the reason for treatment.If you have diabetes or another condition that causes poor blood flow to your feet, you’re at greater risk of complications from corns and calluses.
Left untreated ingrown toenails are very painful, they can get infected and, in very severe circumstances can actually lead to infection of the bone with eventual loss of the toe.
Foot Heel Pain
There can be many reasons for pain in the foot, particularly the heel, including ill-fitting shoes, running and jumping on hard surfaces, physical injury or simply an abnormal walking style. Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Fungal nail infections are very common causing the nail to discolour and thicken. It can even be quite painful Early treatment of a mild infection can often be resolved quite easily. More severe infection will required long term treatment. Nail fungus is also called onychomycosis (on-ih-koh-my-KOH-sis).
Arch Supports (Orthoses)
Orthoses are commonly prescribed, made and fitted to reduce pain and improve quality of life. They are commonly used to treat “flat feet’ (pes planus), rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Private Health Funds
Your private medical cover may provide for Podiatry treatments. Check with your insurer.
Medicare EPC Plans
Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) is a government incentive which allows individuals with a chronic medical condition to receive Medicare rebates for allied health services, including Podiatry. The EPC referrals are valid for 12 months, once your referral has been completed or expired you must return to your doctor for a review and to arrange a new referral.
Gold Card / White Card
If you are eligible for podiatry services, we will determine the type, number and frequency of services you require according to your assessed clinical need and provide you with a treatment plan..
Your treatment plan may include:
- cutting or removal of corns or calluses
- trimming, cutting, or clipping of nails
- cleaning and soaking the feet
- physical therapy
We may also arrange aids or modifications which may include:
- footwear modifications
- medical grade footwear