Multi service approach in one centre allowing us to tailor a service to you as an individual and get long term results!
Providing a complete and comprehensive podiatry assessment to allow you the best chance of meeting your goals, managing pain, restoring function or returning to sport.
Integrated Podiatry Service
Multi service health care
under one roof.
Creating an integrated approach to your health care, working along side expert health professionals to gain tailored rehabilitation for long term results.
Surgeons and Specialist
At our clinic:
Alpine Axis Sports Medicine
Strength and Conditioning to assist in tailored exercise rehabilitation
Sports performance and rehabilitation training
Musculoskeletal and Biomechanics
Injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
A musculoskeletal podiatrist primary focus is the way the foot interacts with the ground and to consider these loads and forces, then how they interact with the rest of the body. This is often referred to as ‘biomechanics’ which is essentially the application of mechanical principles on the body.
Musculoskeletal and biomechanical assessment with lifestyle, work ergonomics and sport specific considerations
Gait and running analysis.
Lower limb exercise rehabilitation
Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts, to guide the bodies mechanics.
Sports specific orthotic
The crucial part of orthotic prescription is that you only get orthotics if you need them, and you get the RIGHT ones for your individual biomechanical and movement concerns. Before prescribing orthotics we will assess your movement patterns, biomechanics and realistically evaluate your potential to overcome and prevent injury with or without orthotic intervention.
ACC Orthotics Contract – FREE devices
Podiatry has a contract with ACC for the prescription of orthotics, moonboots, splints and braces. When your injury is covered by ACC and the use an above device is deemed medically justified as part of your treatment, the cost may be fully covered by ACC.
General Foot Care
Regular podiatry care can reduce pain & discomfort and improve day to day function & mobility.
Callus and corn removal
Fungal toenail diagnosis and treatment
– Fungal testing in clinic available
Wound care and blister management
Bunion management and treatment
Decreasing pain and improving comfort in arthritic conditions
Expert advice on caring for your foot health and managing any problems that you may experience
An assessment will be done on initial consultation to decide whether surgery is the best treatment option for you.
Toenail surgery is a common procedure and solution to toenails that have become ingrown, infected or disfigured due to trauma.
During an initial assessment surgical options will be discussed and advice whether this is the best long-term option will be made.
Two main procedures:
Partial NailAvulsion (PNA)
Total NailAvulsion (TNA)
Both of these procedures may be carried out with or without a chemical matrixectomy using phenol acid.
Dry needling for Verruca (planter warts)
Needling is a minor surgical procedure, which involves the use of a fine needle to puncture the verruca lesion and dermo-epidermal junction under local anaesthesia.
The goal is to implant infected cells into the dermis, provoking an immune response, which in turn leads to the regression of the verrucae.
Diabetes and the foot
The important link between diabetes
and the foot.
The effect of diabetes has significant consequences on the foot. Regular foot assessments and treatment can prevent diabetic foot pathologies.
Vascular, Neurological, musculoskeletal and dermatological testing
Wound care management
Ongoing foot health care with diabetes
Children, casual, work,
Having the right shoes can be a crucial part of treatment. Extensive footwear knowledge and affiliations with brands is a key component to long-term management and injury prevention. Footwear prescription is always part of a podiatry assessment.
Sports specific footwear
Children’s foot and
lower limb health.
Your kids as well as many other kids during their developmental years will go through similar injuries, pains and problems. However not all children grow and develop at the same rate or in the same way. This makes it tricky as a parent to know when pain is a problem or merely just a developmental change.
Tips for parents to watch out for:
The way your child walks
Uneven shoe wear patterns
Any pain in the feet or legs
Growing pain in the heels (Severs disease)
Growing pain of the knees (Osgood- Schlatters disease)
Skin rashes between toes, hard skin, warts
Discolored or painful ingrown toenails
RPW Shockwave Therapy
Extra-corporeal shock wave therapy
Extra-corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment used to treat tendon pathology, as well as other musculoskeletal pain.
Radial shock wave therapy is the application of a high-energy acoustic pulse transmitted into the tissue of the affected area in the body.
Each shock wave treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, thus reducing pain and promoting the reabsorption of calcium deposits in tendons.
Conditions where this type of treatment has been shown to be effective and relevant to podiatry include:
Plantar fascia tendonpathy (heel/arch pain)
Lower limb musculoskeletal conditions