What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is the non-medical treatment of the foot. The med. Foot care and treatment is classified as a medical professional activity by law and therefore requires permission from the responsible health department. Since January 1st, 2003 med. Podiatrist / med. Only name the podiatrist or podiatrist who can prove either the permission according to § 1, sentence 1 Podologists Act (PodG) or the authorization or state recognition according to § 10, paragraph 1 PodG.
Podiatry treatment is medical foot care at the highest level. Treatment is generally carried out according to professional standards and according to the latest state of medicine. Only sterile instruments are used. Podiatry develops along with medicine. The practical and theoretical training is therefore extremely important.
What does a Podiatrist?
The podiatrist (from the Greek “podos” for “foot”) is one of the medical professions. A podiatrist cares for the feet, gives tips on proper care and also carries out special treatments for diseased feet. In addition to treating the nail bed and removing warts and corns, this includes making an artificial nail replacement or removing corneas. Podologists work independently in their own podiatry practice with or without health insurance approval, as freelancers in a joint practice or as employees in clinics or special foot clinics with other professional groups, for example with doctors, orthopedic shoemakers, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
The profession of podiatrist is closely related to that of medical podiatrist, who cares for healthy feet and prevents diseases. A medical podiatrist cuts the toenails, performs foot massages and explains how independent care of the feet works. According to the Podiatry Act of 2002, podiatrists and medical podiatrists must complete a two-year training course with a subsequent state examination.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where find a Canberra podiatrist gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the Good podiatrist Canberra. To help you find the best podiatrist Canberra located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒Dr Jane Earl
Dr Jane Earl as a podiatrist at The University of Salford (UK), graduating in 1999. Jane is a keen sports person, and passionately supports the notion that mobility enhances quality of life. Whatever your fitness goals, are she will try her best to ensure your feet don’t let you down.
- Disorders of the foot
- Lower extremity
Phone: +61 2 6287 2818
⇒Dr Bianca Knight
Dr Bianca Knight graduated Podiatry in 2014 with Honours from Charles Sturt University Albury, with her honours research focusing on return to play after lower limb injury in amateur soccer players.Bianca spent two years in a high-risk foot clinic in Newcastle treating a wide range of wounds and diabetic foot complications.Binaca’s special interest in sports podiatrist canberra.
- Sporting injuries
- Paediatric foot
- Nail surgeries
Phone: 02 6162 1130
⇒Dr Eric Sutherland
Dr Eric Sutherland is an experienced podiatrist who works at Fisher Allied Health.He Providing professional podiatry services for over 25 years.
- Foot care service
- Home visiting podiatry services
Phone: 02 5135 9999
⇒Dr Indika Warusevitane
Dr Indika Warusevitane studied at the University of Western Sydney, graduating in 2005. Originally from Canberra, and with a background and keen interest in athletics, cricket and basketball, he chose podiatry due to his interest in shoes and the mechanics of the feet and legs. He has worked with the leading podiatrists in Canberra and Brisbane and has further increased his knowledge.
- Nail surgery
- Sports podiatry
Phone: 02 6285 1155
⇒Dr William Nguyen
Dr William Nguyen is the Principal Podiatrist who has over 20 years of experience in general and biomechanical podiatry with special focus in general biomechanics and ingrown toenail surgery. He also has extensive experience in Australian Defence Force candidate podiatric screening.
- General biomechanics
- Toenail surgery
Phone: 02 6260 3222
⇒Dr Richard Lee
Dr Richard Lee opened the Walking Clinic in June 1978 and has been principal operator since that time. Richard has a pride in his profession of podiatry and is dedicated to providing the best service he can to his patients. He ensures his knowledge and education is constantly enhanced to keep up with current trends and practices in the profession.
- Foot and Ankle Surgery
Phone: 02 6249 1758
⇒Dr Suzanne Paterson
Dr Suzanne Paterson aim is to treat her patients well and provide them with the best possible service , treatment and care. Her Queanbeyan practice is dynamic and welcoming and she values the loyalty and sense of community that it brings.
- Pain and dysfunction of the foot
- Lower limbs
Phone: 02 6297 6350
⇒Dr Melanie Green
Dr Melanie Green graduated from La Trobe University in Victoria in 1995 and has worked in all aspects of Podiatry including, ingrown toenail surgery, high-risk foot clinics and with professional sporting teams. Melanie has a special interest in preventative health for all aspects of Podiatry- addressing potential problems before they become chronic, specifically, painful ingrown toenails.
- Ingrown toenail surgery
- Lower limb problems
Phone: 02 62932024