Podiatry

Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet.  Treatments available include diabetic foot assessments and diabetic foot care, biomechanical assessment and orthotic therapy, wound care, paediatric (children’s) assessments, general foot care, footwear/foot care education and nail surgery.

The podiatry service is primarily an outpatient service and runs clinics at the Wonthaggi Hospital, Inverloch, San Remo, Cowes and Corinella Community Centres and Grantville Transaction Centre.  A limited consultative service is provided to inpatients at Wonthaggi Hospital who have high risk feet.

The podiatry department is an active participator in several health promotion groups run in our different locations.  These are most notably the falls prevention program, chilblain prevention program and the newly diagnosed diabetics group. Please contact the podiatry department for further details.

The podiatry department is committed to excellence in service delivery through the active promotion of quality improvement initiatives. It actively promotes ongoing professional development with each clinician completing at least twenty hours of continuing professional development each year.

The podiatry department currently consists of two qualified podiatrists who are registered with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency (AHPRA). There are also several foot care assistants who perform simple nail cuts under the supervision and advice of the podiatrist. The podiatry department has a clinical placement partnership with Charles Sturt University School of Podiatry La Trobe University.

Admission Criteria

Whole community. Priority given to high risk clients and those with a pension card or health care card.

Availability

LOCATION

DAY OF THE WEEK

TIMES

CONTACT DETAILS

Corinella

Alternate Wednesdays

9:00am to 4:00pm

03 5671 9200

Cowes

Thursday and Friday

9:30am to 4:30pm

03 5951 2100

Grantville

Alternate Wednesdays

9:00am to 4:00pm

03 5671 9200

Inverloch

Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

03 5671 3343

San Remo

Monday and Tuesday

9:30am to 4:30pm

03 5671 9200  

Wonthaggi

Monday to Thursday

8:30am to 4:30pm

03 5671 3343