Frequently Asked Questions

We love our clients to feel well-informed about what to expect at the ProHealth Podiatry clinic.

What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are part of the allied health team who specialise in diagnosing and treating pain, discomfort and abnormal conditions in both the leg and foot.

Foot injuries, arthritis, soft tissue issues and muscular pathologies are some of the things we treat. We help resolve your discomfort and prevent it from reoccurring keeping our patients mobile, pain free and able to live life to the fullest.

Do I require a Doctors referral?

No, but a doctor may refer you onto us for a treatment particularly if you have a chronic condition that they are helping treat.

What conditions do you look after?

Anything from sporting injuries, pain, skin and nail pathologies, diabetes education and management to children’s feet.

Would I need to book an appointment?

Please do so, so that we are able to dedicate time to evaluate your needs and provide a tailored treatment plan.

What would happen on my first treatment?

Congratulations on taking that first step, at the first treatment we begin to access and diagnose you. This would entail a history of the presenting problem. If you require a general treatment, then this would commence.

Based on the treatment agreed upon between yourself and the podiatrist review sessions may be scheduled to provide you with the best possible care.

What do I do before my session?

If you are a new patient please complete a new patient form should it have been sent by the podiatrist or if for any reason you were unable to do so, please present to the clinic 10 minutes prior to the appointment to complete.

Is there parking onsite?

Yes definitely, if you require any clarification or are a bit nervous, feel free to reach out so that we may direct you.

Would Medicare cover my treatment?

Medicare does cover part of your treatment through a referral from your GP should you qualify, however, there will be a gap payment.

Full payment is required at the time of the consult, thereafter a claim is lodged through Medicare on your behalf, and then Medicare then rebates you.

Will my Private Health Insurance cover podiatry?

Most health insurances do give back a reasonable amount but it is best to check with your provider.

How experienced are you?

I have a wealth of experience in podiatry as well as diabetes education, and weight management.

I have been in the profession for over 10 years and ensure that I continuously update my knowledge and experience so that my patient’s may benefit from my expertise through all recent changes in the medical system.

Do you refer to other health professionals?

We most certainly do. We refer onto orthopaedic surgeons, podiatric surgeons, doctors, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, optometrists, dietician and the list goes on.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Please bring your daily footwear including your shoes worn at home as well as any x-rays or ultrasounds you may have had. If you have a referral from elsewhere, please do bring this in with you.

What do I wear?

Please dress comfortably, preferably in something that can expose your calves and ankles adequately without you having to help it.

What are your fees?

Fees for the RED HILL Clinic only:

  • Consult for Nail, Skin or Maintenance (Is anything coming off the foot): $85
  • Consult for MSK/ Biomech (Are you in pain?): $125
  • Do you require treatment for toenail fungus (Lunula) : $600 for 4 sessions or $150 each session
  • Do you require treatment for your Wart/s (Swift): $480 for a package of 3 or $160 each session
  • Are you in pain and want the quickest resolution?
    MLS laser $160 each session or $720 for 6 sessions
    Shockwave Therapy $50 in addition to consult