Housing a quarter of the bones in our entire bodies – in addition to various muscles, ligaments and joints, our feet can have a huge impact on our overall health and well-being. Podiatrists are instrumental in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of lower limbs including the foot and ankle.

As an expert in foot care, a podiatrist’s scope of practice can includes areas such as paediatrics, diabetes, sports injuries, structural problems, treatment of the elderly as well as general foot care.

You can see a podiatrist for a wide range of issues related to both lower limb and overall issues including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Balance issues
  • Circulatory disease
  • Bone & joint disorders
  • Chronic & reoccurring pain
  • Plantar warts
  • Fungal or ingrown toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Bunions
  • Diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, or neuropathy
  • Soft tissue and muscular issues
  • Clinical diagnosis of falls
  • Clinical diagnosis or history of foot or lower limb deformity

Your Podiatrist will employ a range of skills to make the assessment and provide your care plan or therapy.

Medicare and Private Health Rebates available under Podiatry

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci


Podiatry Services

Podiatrist Standards

In order to practice in Australia, a podiatrist must complete the following:

  • A Bachelor of Podiatry
  • National registration under the Podiatry Board of Australia.
  • Continuing professional development.

Further post-graduate study is required to qualify as a podiatric surgeon.