WHAT DOES A PODIATRIST DO?
Podiatrists (Podiatry) specilaise in all foot and lower limb complications. If there is a lower limb, knee, hip, heel or foot problem, then a Podiatrist is the best health porfessional to manage the problem.
WILL I NEED TO COME BACK FOR ANOTHER APPOINTMENT?
Usually you will only need the one appointment. In that appointment an assessment, diagnosis, treatment & management plan is created.
At Barefeet we try to keep our subsequent appointments to a minimum.
We try & fix the problem the fist time- thats what expertise & experience is!
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No, a referral is not necessary, just make an appointment online. www.barefeetpodiatry.com.au
DOES MEDICARE COVER PODIATRY?
For some patients YES, this falls under the Enhanced Primary Care Scheme. For further information please contact your GP. Please note there is a gap fee.
DO PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS COVER PODIATRY?
Yes, all private health funds cover podiatry. Please check your level of health fund coverage.
DOES THE CLINIC HAVE HICAPS?
Certainly, Hicaps makes life easey for our patients who have private health insurance. This facility enables the patient to claim their health benefit on the spot and only pay the clinic the gap amount. This eliminates the patient having to physically go to the health fund.
DOES THE CLINIC HAVE CREDIT CARD/ EFTPOS/ VISA/ AMEX/ CASH FACILITIES?
Certainly, the clinic has all these facilities.
DOES PODIATRY HURT?
NO, we are here to help!
DO YOU PRESCRIBLE ORTHOTICS?
Yes our Podiatrists are Experts in orthotics. Before orthotics (orthoses) are prescribed a thorough biomechanical assessment and gait analysis is performed.
A Podiatrist is the only health practitioner allowed to prescribe custom foot orthtoics as a Podiatrist is the leading health professional qualified in treatment and management of lower limb pain and biomechanics. All other allied health professionals assessment and management of lower limb biomechanics is guess work at best.
A podiatrist spends four year full time at University studying the lower limb- far more than any other health professional.