What is a Podiatrist?

sports-podiatryPodiatry or Podiatric Medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.   A Podiatrist is a specialist qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Podiatrists may refer patients for Medicare rebatable plain x-rays of the foot, leg, knee and femur, as well as ultrasound examination of soft tissue conditions of the foot. Podiatrists may refer patients for other radiology investigations such as CT, MRI or bone scans, however Medicare rebates do not currently exist for these examinations. Similarly, podiatrists may refer patients when needed to specialist medical practitioners, or for pathology testing, however similar exclusions in the Medicare Benefits Schedule prevent rebates being available to patients for these referrals.

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Tips for healthier feet

Tips on caring for your feet. Your feet take the weight of your entire body, so foot problems can promptly result in discomfort as well as impact...
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Choosing shoes for sport & activities

Proper-fitting footwear make all the difference whether you walk or run. Running as well as walking are among the purest, most natural kinds of...
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The right work shoes for you

Lots of women have quite demanding tasks that require their footwear to hold up to various kinds of working conditions. Having the ideal shoe for...

Spoil your feet & make them feel great

It's easy to take our feet for granted. They're simply there, tolerating a host of difficulties, from being jammed into high heels and elevated to...

When its time to see a Podiatrist

We all experience foot pain at some point in our lives. But when does foot pain necessitate a visit to a podiatrist? Podiatrists treat many...

Do Athletes Suffer More From Nail Fungus?

Toenail fungi, the same bugs that cause athlete's foot, squeeze under toenails and hide. Foot sweat combines with the toe jam and toenail fungus to...

5 ways to take care of your feet daily

Your feet are possibly the last part of your body you consider-- up until they start hurting. They're as well vital to forget, though: With some 26...

Keeping your feet and toenails clean and healthy

Wash your feet. Wash your feet in warm water every day. Use exfoliating body or foot soap and scrub everywhere. Make sure you scrub your toenails!...

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