My Podiatrist offers the following Diagnostic services:
- Orthotic Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Fungal Nail Treatments
- Laser Acupunture
- Dry Needling
- Paraffin Wax Bath Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Diabetic Assessment
- Gait Plate Pressure Scan
- Dance/Ballet Assessment
Do any of the following relate to you?
- Still in pain even after continued treatment?
- Heel, Achilles, leg, shoulder or back pain?
- Complications after surgery affecting your rehabilitation?
- Tried orthotics and still sore?
- Old injuries still a problem?
My Podiatrist has the answer you have been looking for! Shockwave Therapy is the latest in pain relief technology and is a common treatment option used by our experienced podiatrists.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a new technology used to treat chronic and painful musculoskeletal conditions that have been present for 6 months or more and in cases where stretching, icing, footwear modification, strapping or orthoses have not relieved 100% of the problem.
Conditions effectively treated with Shockwave Therapy:
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel/ arch pain)
- Heel Spurs
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Severs Condition
- Morton's Neuroma
- Shin splints
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
It is a non invasive treatment that works by high intensity sound waves being transmitted from the probe to a localised area. Initially, it may feel uncomfortable, however, this indicates that the podiatrist is targeting the correct area. The treatment only goes for a few minutes and pain relief is almost instantaneous.
The podiatrist applies a gel to the skin and will move the probe around, focusing on different muscles and areas that are tight or chronically injured. The aim is to increase blood supply and metabolic activity, stimulate a healing response and reduce inflammation and pain.
In most cases a series of 3-4 treatments is required approximately 1 week apart. Symptoms will reduce after the first visit, however, it is important to note that the healing process will continue up to 6 weeks after your final treatment.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy:
- Success rate of 75% in clinical studies.
- Treatment is fast & effective with excellent cost/ effectiveness ratio.
- Non invasive solution for chronic pain in shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow.
- New technology with proven medical benefits.
- No needles, drugs or anaesthesia required during treatment.
- Used in orthopaedics, rehabilitation and sports medicine.
- No surgery required.
- No side effects.
For more information about Shockwave Therapy speak with our friendly staff at any of our clinics or contact us. We are happy to discuss treatment options with you in regards to your specific condition & whether this treatment will be suitable for you.
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(*Must mention online offer at time of booking for FREE Shockwave trial. Not valid with any other offer/ product or to patients currently receiving Shockwave at My Podiatrist. Limit 1 free trial per person).
PACT Fungal Nail Therapy
Do you have thick, cracked, crumbly or discoloured nails and suffered for years with no treatment fixing the problem?
We have the solution for you - PACT Fungal Nail Therapy is now available at all My Podiatrist's clinics.
What is PACT Therapy?
PACT stands for Photodynamic Therapy and uses a combination of gel and light, safely and gently to kill the fungus under fingernails and toe nails. Treatment lasts approximately 10 - 20 minutes.
What does treatment involve?
Fungal infections begin from the tip of the nail and advance down the nail over time. PACT Treatment is simple and depending on the severity of the infection, may only involve a few visits.
- The nail is gently burred or scraped, allowing the gel and light to penetrate.
- Specially developed nail fungus gel is applied for several minutes to the infected finger or toe nails. Several nails can be treated at the same time.
- PACT treatment is carried out. This is a light treatment using a high power LED lamp. The fungus is attacked and destroyed.
- During treatment the patient will feel a slight warming sensation.
- Repeat treatment ensures fungus is destroyed, penetrating deeply within the nail.
- We recommend three, 10 - 20 minute treatments within a 7 day period.
- Then one, 10 minute treatment after one month if necessary. Treatment may continue if it is a severe infection.
- The nail grows out clear of infection.
My Podiatrist specialise in the specific podiatric needs of ballerinas and dancers. We offer pointe assessments and set specific programs to achieve certain goals like gain entry to VCAS, scholarships and work on any injuries or weaknesses.
Every ballerina's dream is to put on pointe shoes and dance around the room. However, before going into pointe shoes it is very important that your podiatrist checks your feet! The team at My Podiatrist are specially trained to assess that the dancer has strength, control, flexibility, balance and good background technique which will prevent injuries and keep you dancing on your toes. The assessment will include:
- Computerised Gait Scan
- Foot structure
- Assessing the arch height
- Looking at the pointe, turnout and range of motion on many of the joints in the feet, ankles and knees
- Testing flexibility of hips, hamstrings and calves
- X-ray imaging
We go through a comprehensive and tailored care plan with each dancer, giving you a copy of the care plan for your dance teacher and anybody else who is involved in your dance assessments. The plan will outline what you will need to do, our goals for you and how we will meet your expectations.
It is best to get your pointe assessment done approximately 3 months before commencing classes so that we can fully prepare the dancer, provide strength and stretching exercises if required and prevent injuries.
Arch Angels is a specific product exclusive to My Podiatrist, as demonstrated by our latest dancer in the Photo Gallery below. The pointe and foot posture are magnificent for those dancers wanting to achieve excellence. Arch Angels is a flexible orthotic insole that fits into pointe shoes and assists by strengthening and protecting the feet when in pointe. It helps the dancer gain the desired foot posture and arch.
Our principal podiatrist, Elizabeth, has achieved these goals in dancers who are now dancing for Royal Ballet in London, Houston Ballet and Australian Ballet. She also worked with Marcel Marceau on his last tour of Australia.
For further information about Arch Angels, or to book a Pointe Assessment with Elizabeth, please contact us.