Regan Gilliespie Podiatry – Take a step in the right direction

November 10, 2020 by admin0

We provide all aspects of podiatric care including paediatric care, general foot care, orthotic therapy, ingrown toenail surgery/management and injury management.

We have an onsite HICAPS machine allowing you to claim your health insurance rebate on the spot. Please phone your health fund to determine if you are covered for podiatry.

We accept Medicare rebated Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plans. Your GP will determine your eligibility for an EPC. If eligible, you are entitlted to up to 5 podiatry visits per year. At the clinic we bulk bill all EPCs.

Home visit available to surrounding areas please contact the clinic for details on 3261 7000.

Services we provide

General Foot Care
Many people visit a podiatrist for general foot care, which includes nail cutting, management of cracked heels, debridement of corns and callouses, and management of fungal infections. Some people require a podiatrist to cut their toenails due to no longer being able to reach the feet to safely cut the nails themselves. It is recommended that high risk feet such as those of a diabetic are cared for by a podiatrist for appropriate nail cutting and minimising the risk of infection.

​Ingrown Toenails
An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail pierces the adjacent skin, often leading to inflammation and infection. There are a number of causes of ingrown toenails which include tight footwear, improper nail cutting, fungal infections, injury to the nail and genetic predisposition. Conservative management of an ingrown toenail consists of your podiatrist gently removing the offending nail edge. Local anaesthetic is available in severe cases. Alternatively, a longer term solution to an ingrown toenail is a partial nail avulsion procedure. This is performed in the clinic under a local anaesthetic. During your appointment your podiatrist will assess your nail and discuss the most adequate treatment options.
Orthotics
Orthotics are prescribed for a number of conditions including flat feet, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, in-toeing, out-toeing, arthritis, bunions, shin splints and neuromas. We will perform a thorough biomechanical assessment of your feet to determine the most appropriate orthotic for you. At Nundah Podiatry Clinic we provide both prefabricated orthotics and custom orthotics made of either a soft EVA or a firmer polypropylene. Regan will discuss the options with you and recommend the most appropriate style for your feet and condition.

​Children’s Feet
Children can experience many of the same conditions as an adult, including plantar fasciitis, arthritis, flat feet, bunions, ingrown toenails, corns and callouses and plantar warts. Other common conditions seen in children include:
– In-toeing or out-toeing, which often requires orthotics to correct
– Sever’s Disease, which is pain at the back of the heel and is managed with stretching, heel raises and orthotics
– Osgood-Schlatters, which is pain at the front of the knee and is managed with stretching and taping
– Hyper-mobile joints, which may require orthotics to provide support
If you believe there is something wrong with your child’s foot, it is advisable to make an appointment with a podiatrist who will perform a thorough assessment and determine the most appropriate treatment option.

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
Heel pain is one of the most common presenting complaints at our clinic. It ranges from mild to severe in its nature, and if left untreated can lead to serious complications. People often describe symptoms including morning pain, shooting pain, swelling and pain with activity. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the thick fibrous band that supports the arch of the foot. Contributing factors include flat  feet, inadequate footwear, sudden change in activity and weight gain. Treatment consists of strapping, anti-inflammatories, footwear modification, stretching and orthotics. If required, Regan will be able to provide you with an orthotic that will correct your foot alignment and allow healing to occur.

Corns and Callouses
Corns and callouses are areas of thick skin that usually develop due to excessive pressure. They can often be quite painful and the only appropriate treatment is debridement by a qualified podiatrist. Often there is an underlying biomechanical issue which may need addressing via offloading padding or orthotics.

Diabetes
Diabetics are at a greater risk of developing circulatory and sensory problems in the feet. Regular foot checks by a qualified podiatrist are recommended every 3 to 6 months for early detection of foot complications. Diabetic ulcers require urgent podiatry care with regular debridement and sufficient offloading. It is recommended that diabetics visit a podiatrist regularly for appropriate nail cutting.

Other Conditions
Other common conditions we see include:
– Arthritis
– Achilles tendinitis
– Shin splints
– Plantar warts
– Flat feet
– Neuromas
– Bunions
– Extensor tendinitis
– Bone fracture


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