Tag: podiatry Warragul

22/07/2020
With Melbourne now having returned to COVID-19 Stage 3a restrictions, we will be open and operating as normal at all locations during this lockdown period as podiatry is considered an ‘essential service’.
Our hygiene protocols have been upgraded again, following Health Department recommendations to keep you safe.
  • Strict waiting room limits apply – we ask that ALL patient now call us from the car park on arrival, stay in your car, and we will return your call when it’s time to come inside
  • Sanitisation stations remain in the clinic, and their use is a condition of entry to the practice
  • Podiatrists will continue to be wearing masks, gloves and gowns during appointment times

  And finally, once again, it is important to continue to follow the rules for testing and/or isolation should you have come into contact with someone confirmed or suspected of carrying the virus, or are suffering any upper respiratory symptoms. If you are unwell, please reschedule your appointment and we’ll look forward to seeing you back in the clinic once you’re able.  

We ask that you help us by observing our hygiene protocols whilst in the clinic (and practising

31/05/2018

 Finally a quick and effective solution for Warts!

What is Swift?

  Swift was developed in the UK for the treatment of warts. It has since become a phenomenon due to it’s ease of use and success in ridding patients of unwanted warts. It is now available in Australia and we are happy to say you can receive this treatment at our clinics. Swift uses microwave energy, which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. Multiple verrucas/warts can be treated at a single session. The treatment is quick, efficient with minimal pain. No anaesthetic or dressings are needed.  

Does it hurt?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing swift microwave therapy liken it to to a sudden heat, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.  

What can I do after treatment?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore, but it will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. No dressings are needed and you can get your foot wet.  

How many treatments will I need?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment. Your podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you. In recent research, 83% of the most stubborn warts cleared usi

21/10/2015
CAM Walker

Cam Walkers/Moon Boots

  A Cam Walker is designed to help injuries heal, these can include soft tissue and bony injuries. The Podiatry Group have qualified Podiatrists specifically trained to fit Cam Walkers/Moon Boots. We are able to offer same day fitting at our Warragul, Drouin and Cranbourne Podiatry Clinics, this way you will be able to begin the healing process sooner.   The benefit of a CAM Walker is that unlike a plaster cast, it can be removed at night when going to bed or showering. This is helpful as it can allow for some non-weightbearing movement at the ankle joint which reduces the risk of the joint becoming really stiff after prolonged periods in the boot. This also makes rehabilitation easier after the boot is finally removed.   A CAM Walker is mostly used without any other form of support like crutches. However, there are some injuries at the initial stages that will require a patient to use crutches in addition to a CAM Walker. We are able to fit you with crutches if the need arises.     Some injuries that may require the use of a CAM Walker include:

  • Fractures
  • Achilles Tear/Rupture
  • Plantar Fasica Tear
  • Stress Fractures
  • many more…

  Most private health funds provide rebates for CAM Walkers/Moon Boots when supplied and fitted by our podiatrists. &nb

29/09/2015
Melbourne Marathon Podiatry Tips

Melbourne Marathon Podiatry Tips

  At The Podiatry Group we are often asked for our top tips when training for a marathon. With the Melbourne Marathon coming up we have decided to give you a little insight to some helpful guidelines to consider when training and running in a marathon. The internet can provide a whole text book of information from how to carb load before an event to the best anti chafing stick to use. We will let you in on the best advice we provide for runner’s feet during their marathon.    

  • Get your runners professionally fitted. There are stores like Active Feet who are highly trained to fit running shoes. They can observe your running and walking patterns on a treadmill to better assess which shoe is most appropriate for you. Remember that runners will only last on average between 600-800kms so if you have been training hard make sure that by the time you reach your marathon day, your shoes still have life in them. If you are considering purchasing a new pair of shoes before your marathon, make sure that you have enough time to wear them in slowly before the big day. This means that you should have them at least 2 weeks before your event and begin wearing them in at home for a few hours and gradually p

18/09/2015

How to choose the right runner for you?

  Choosing a new pair of runners can be overwhelming. Sometimes we look at our old and faithful runners and think maybe they’ll last me another 12 months, they don’t look too bad? Think again. Runners will only hold up on average for 600-800 kilometres. So if you run around 5 kilometres, three times a week and do no other training in your runners, then they should last you approximately 12 months. However, if you do this amount of running as well as using them every weekend then there life will be much shorter.   At the 12 month mark a shoe often looks in good condition from the outside, but it is the midsole that we cannot see that begins to break down and lose support. The shoe’s ability to absorb shock and provide cushioning begins to deteriorate as the shoe gets older and more worn.   Once we have come to terms with the fact that we need a new pair of runners where do we go? The bright lights and fancy colours on the shelves in the footwear stores may mesmerise us for a moment but it is important to keep our cool and that we don’t just choose a shoe based on it’s appealing colours.   Even your favourite shoe that you have worn for the last season may have changed. It may have changed weight; some will even try to drop by 20 grams, it may have changed material and therefore support. It is im