What does a Podiatrist do?
A Podiatrist provides expert advice on the diagnosis, treatment and management of medical and surgical conditions that effect the feet and lower limbs.
A Podiatrist help you to get the most out of your lifestyle by helping to keep you pain free and mobile.
The podiatry department collaborates closely with other services at GSHS and is an active participator in several health promotion groups run in our different locations.
Appointments are available for clients who require:
The Assessment of:
Chronic foot and leg pain
Children’s growing pains
Neurological conditions affecting function and mobility eg. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Peripheral Neuropathy
Common problems that we help in the management of include:
Diabetic foot disease
Arthritic foot disease
Chronic foot and ankle pain following injury
Skin and nail problems
What are the costs involved?
Gippsland Southern Health Service charges a small fee for Podiatry services.
Referrals can be made by:
Another health professional
Family, friends and carers
Appointments are available at Leongatha and Korumburra campuses of GSHS as well as outreach clinics in Mirboo North and Tarwin Lower.
Appointments can be made by contacting GSHS Gateway Intake Service.
Phone: 03 5654 2737
Fax: 03 5667 5535
We support the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (item 10962). We will respond to all referrals with succinct, timely reporting.