Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

At Irymple Foot Clinic we understand that you have heaps of questions you want answered before you give us a call to make an appointment. If we have not answered your question here or it is something you might be embarrased to ask please email our Master Podiatrist (aka "Big Boss Lady") Tracey Meyer on tracey@thefootdoctor.com.au and she will answer it for you straight to your inbox!

I have a plantar wart, how many visits will I need to kill it ?

I have a plantar wart, how many visits will I need to kill it ?

It is really hard to say how many visits it will take to kill a plantar wart. Generally we have found that the longer a wart has been there and the bigger it is, the longer it takes to get rid of it however this is not always the case.

If your plantar wart is not responding to our conservative treatments we will refer you for more specialist treatment.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

Why do my feet hurt ?

Why do my feet hurt ?

Feet can hurt for lots of different reasons. The important thing to know is that it is not normal and it is your body telling you there is something wrong.

Call your Podiatrist to make an appointment as soon as possible so they can assess what is going on and help to treat the problem.

 

How often should I see my Podiatrist ?

How often should I see my Podiatrist ?

It depends on why you are seeing your podiatrist.

If you are seeing a Podiatrist for general corns, callus and toenails then approximately every two months is average time span. This can vary depending on the client, time of year and type of foot problem.

If your Podiatrist has booked you in for surgery to remove an ingrown toenail the appointment will generally take longer and you will have to return for several review appointments to make sure you are healing well.

If you have a a plantar wart then you will probably need to see your Podiatrist weekly until it is resolved.

If you have been prescribed orthoses (orthotics) then you will generally see your Podiatrist for an initial assessment, consultation for casting, consultation for fitting two weeks later and a consultation for a review in approximately one month and then a review in approximately 12 months.

If you have a problem at any stage don't feel that you have to wait until your next appointment, problems are better off dealt with earlier rather than later.

Give us a call on 0350 246333 or Email us today, to make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists at Irymple Foot Clinic.

What is the difference between custom and over the counter orthoses ?

What is the difference between custom and over the counter orthoses (orthotics) ?

Custom devices or OTC (over the counter) devices are prescribed by a Podiatrist for an individual client depending on their individual foot care needs.

Our Podiatrists will try to solve your problem with the least expensive option of an OTC device where they can and only prescribe fully custom devices when it is required.

Custom orthoses (orthotics) are generally more rigid (but not always) than OTC devices and can be harder to get used to. They are also much more expensive and it takes longer to get them fitted as they are generally manufactured in an outside orthotic laboratory.

OTC devices are however usually much cheaper, easier to get used to and can generally be fitted on the spot as Irymple Foot Clinic maintains a stock of several different types of OTC devices in a variety of sizes.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

When should I get my orthoses reviewed ?

When should I get my orthoses (orthotics) reviewed ?

Generally after your fitting your Podiatrist will want to see you in approximately 4 weeks to assess the effectiveness of your devices however if you are having problems such as blisters, increased pain or just not being able to get used to them then you may need to come in sooner for an adjustment.

Depending on the type of orthoses and the foot problem being treated your podiatrist may want to see you sooner or later than these times.

It is a good idea to have your orthoses reviewed anually so Irymple Foot Clinic offers an SMS service to let you know when it is time for your review.

How long do orthoses last ?

How long do orthoses (orthotics) last ?

It depends on what type of orthoses (orthotic) that has been prescribed to you as to how long it will last you. Generally softer orthotics and OTC (over the counter) devices don't last as long as rigid custom devices.

Rigid custom devices should be reviewed by your podiatrist at least annually to assess their effectiveness. Rigid custom devices can last from 12 months to as long at 10 years depending on the client.

Children who have orthoses (orthotics) will need to be reviewed regularly especially if they have had a growth spurt as they tend to outgrow their orthoses (orthotics) as they do their shoes and clothes!

Private Health Insurance Funds will generally cover you for one pair of fully custom devices per person on your policy per year. Mildura District Hospital Fund is worth a look at when considering extras cover for orthoses (orthotics).

Things that reduce the life of orthotics:

  • Leaving your shoes where your dog can get them (Dogs love chewing orthotics)
  • Continually swapping your orthoses (orthotics) from shoe to shoe to shoe........(a second pair can be a great idea to reduce the times you have to shift them from shoe to shoe)
  • Placing them in the washing machine (just don't do it!)
  • Throwing them out with your old shoes....(make sure you check inside your old shoes before throwing them out)

Often orthoses (orthotics) can be given a new lease on life with a new cover without having to replace the whole device which is much cheaper for you. Our Podiatrists will not automatically prescribe a new set of orthoses (orthotics) for you every year like some clinics, they will assess the effectiveness of your existing orthoses and look at inexpensive ways to extend their life.

If you have a problem with your orthoses (orthotics) make sure you tell your Podiatrist as soon as you can as they may need to be sent back to the Orthotic Laboratory for an adjustment and it is under the Lab warranty for the first 3 months.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

 

What is a Podiatrist ?

What is a Podiatrist ?

A Podiatrist is an Allied Health Professional who is trained to diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate by medical, mechanical and surgical means conditions of the foot and lower limbs. Training to become a Podiatrist is a Bachelors degree taking approximately 4 years to complete. Podiatrists MUST be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) and those with membership of the Australasian Podiatry Association must adhere to a strict code of ethics.

To make an appointment to see one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

What should I look for in my children to know if they have to see a Podiatrist ?

What should I look for in my children to know if they have to see a Podiatrist ?

Children's Feet are not just like little adults feet, they can have foot problems specifically related to growth and development. As a parent, grandparent, teacher or guardian you are in an ideal position to be observant and look out for the following:

  • Uneven shoe wear
  • Any skin rashes, hard skin lumps or bumps on your child’s feet
  • Your child complains of recurrent pain in the feet and/or legs
  • Your child is constantly tripping or falling
  • You have any other concerns about your child’s feet

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

 

How do you Protect my Privacy ?

How does Irymple Foot Clinic Protect my Privacy ?

Irymple Foot Clinic takes extreme care to protect your privacy at all times.

You can read our Privacy Policy online HERE.

All files are electronic and password protected within our Front Desk Management Software. Only staff at Irymple Foot Clinic have access to your details. All staff are bound by a Confidentiality agreement.

We will ask you whom you are happy for us to communicate with regarding your podiatry details ie General Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor etc.

Referrals and resposes to referrals are sent through the Argus encrypted email system where possible.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

What should I look for when choosing a Podiatrist ?

What should I look for when choosing a Podiatrist ?

  • Registration - are they registered with AHPRA ? You can check at this website to see if they are a registered Podiatrist.
  • Qualifications - do they have a degree in Podiatry or are they more highly qualified and have a Masters or Phd?
  • Experience - how many years have they been practicing?
  • Quality Treatment - do they take time with you, massage your feet or are you in and out in two shakes of a lambs tail?
  • Price - do you get what you pay for or are they offering free or cheap consultations to get you in and sell you more expensive stuff?
  • Special Interest - do they have a special interest in the area of Podiatry that would help you e.g. sports injuries, children, etc?
  • Live Locally - do they live in your community. If they do then they will more likely be genuinely interested in not ripping you off!
  • Availability - do they have appointments available at the time you need them i.e. after hours, am or pm or weekends.
  • Reputation - how long have they been practicing in your area and what have you heard on the grapevine about them?
  • Honesty - do they offer the treatments that are in your best interests or are they just interested in the "quick buck"?

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

What does a Podiatrist do ?

What does a Podiatrist do ?

Podiatrists are Allied Health Professionals that deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the foot and lower limb.

Conditions that our Podiatrists commonly treat are: 

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Will my health fund cover Orthoses ?

Will my health fund cover orthoses (orthotics) ?

It depends what Private Health Insurance you have and what level of cover you have as to whether they will cover orthoses (orthotics).

Mildura District Hospital Fund cover Orthotics under A, A1 and E1 Ancillary covers.

Check with your health fund to see if you are covered.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do I really need Custom Orthotics ?

Do I really need Custom Orthoses (Orthotics) ?

Maybe, or...... Maybe not!

Here at Irymple Foot Clinic we assess your problem and look to solve it in the simplest, least expensive way. If we can use and OTC (over the counter) device with some modification, instead of a fully custom (expensive) device to fix your problem we will do that (save you about $600). If you don't really need fully custom devices then you can save a lot of money, time and effort.  Our philosophy is to solve your foot problem with the least expensive device in the quickest time possible in keeping with our high ethical standards.

Be wary of Podiatrists who get you in with a free or cheap consultation and then try to sell you custom orthotic devices which you may or may not need. It is always worth getting a second opinion and we are happy for clients of this clinic to seek a second and third opinion if they feel the need.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Are the team at Irymple Foot Clinic local ?

Are the team at Irymple Foot Clinic local ?

Yes we are!

Tracey our Master Podiatrist was born in Adelaide (don't hold that against her) however moved to Mildura when she was about 7 years old. Her Father is Frank Meyer who was born locally and worked as a manager at Andy's Engineers for about 20 years. She attended Irymple Primary for a couple of years and then when her family moved to Cardross she went to Cardross Primary School and then on to St Joseph's College Mildura.  When Tracey was 17 years old she left home and went to Adelaide to University and then on to University of South Australia and then returned to work at the Merbein Community Health Services when she was 23 years old.

Tracey's partner is Andrew Schmidt one of 7 kids (good Catholic family) belonging to George and Wilma Schmidt previous residents of Irymple. Andrew attended St Pauls Primary School and then went on to St Joseph's College Mildura and now works for himself in his own business, Adept Antenna Services.

I have diabetes....why is it important that I see a Podiatrist ?

I have diabetes...why is it important that I see a Podiatrist ?

It is important if you have diabetes that you have your feet checked at least every six months.

Diabetes can affect your feet in many ways including affects on the sensations and the circulation.

Read our article on Foot Problems - Diabetic Feet for more information on why you should make an appointment to get your feet checked.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

How long does it take to get used to orthotics ?

How long does it take to get used to orthotics ?

It depends what type of orthoses (orthotics) have been prescribed for you.

Fully custom rigid orthoses (orthotics) generally take longer than soft orthoses (orthotics) to get used to. Also the younger a person is the quicker they seem to get used to orthoses. Kids are much better at getting used to custom inserts compared with adults.

Custom casted orthoses (orthotics) will on average take approximately 4 weeks to get used to. OTC (over the counter devices) generally take 2-4 weeks to get used to.

It is important to take it gradually when getting used to your orthoses (orthotics) wearing them for a hour the first day, two the next and so on until you can wear them all day without any issues. If you are having difficulty, cut back the wearing time to where is was comfortable and then build up your time more slowly say by 15 minutes or 1/2 hour each day. Don't wear your new orthoses (orthotics) for sport or other strenuous activities until you can wear them all day without any problems

Every one is different when it comes to getting used to orthoses (orthotics) whether they be OTC or fully custom. Speak with your Podiatrist if you are having issues getting used to your orthoses (orthotics) as they may need an adjustment.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

 

 

Why see our Podiatrists ?

Why see our Podiatrists at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

Our Podiatrists are local, we live and work here in Sunraysia. We are part of the community just like you, we spend our money locally on things like groceries and school fees. We are here for the long term....not the "quick buck".

Irymple Foot Clinic has been in business for nearly 11 years, is proud to provide Premium Podiatry Services to the people of Mildura and the whole Sunraysia area and will be here for many years to come.

Our Podiatrists have a combined experience of over 25 years...so they know what they are doing!

Our Podiatrists are honest and will look for the least expensive, simplest and easiest way to solve your foot problem. We won't get you in for a cheap or free consultation (like some other clinics in the area) and then try to sell you custom orthoses (orthotics) worth many hundreds of dollars that you don't really need.

At Irymple Foot Clinic we understand that it is about the experience, you're not just in and out quicker than two shakes of a lambs tail (like some other clinics). This is why we offer tea/coffee, foot soaks and foot massages to our private clients and make sure we have the daily papers and up to date magazines to browse through.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email today.


 

I have foot pain...is that normal...do i just have to put up with it ?

I have foot pain...is that normal...do i have just have to put up with it ?

No, foot pain is not normal, you don't have to just put up with it.

Make an appointment with your Podiatrist and discuss your foot pain issues. Pain is the way your body tells you that something is wrong, don't ignore it!

It is always better to get things seen sooner rather than later so call us on 50246333 or Email us today to make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists.

 

Do I need a referral to get Orthotics made ?

Do I need a referral to get Orthoses (Orthotics) made ?

No, you don't need a referral to have orthoses (orthotics) made, just make an appointment and discuss with your Podiatrist.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Should I see a Physiotherapist/Chiropractor or a Podiatrist ?

Should I see a Physiotherapist / Chiropractor or a Podiatrist first?

Some clients find it hard to decide who to visit first...a Physiotherapist / Chiropractor or a Podiatrist. 

If it is a foot problem then is is a given....visit a Podiatrist first however what if it is a knee, hip or leg problem then you can either see a Physiotherapist / Chiropractor or a Podiatrist.

A good Physiotherapist / Chiropractor will refer you to a Podiatrist if they feel that your feet are involved with your lower limb problem and a good Podiatrist will always refer to a Physiotherapist / Chiropractor if they feel that there are other issues involved out of their scope of their practice. Two or Three heads can be better than one!

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist ?

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist ?

The term Chiropodist was used in Australia up until the mid 70's when it was changed to Podiatrist.

The word Chiropodist is derived from the Greek language and means "treatment of the hands and feet" which is no longer applicable to the profession as we don't treat hands. The word Podiatrist is also derived from the Greek language and means "foot and healer/physician".

The training requirements have also changed significantly from Chiropody which in the early days could be likened to a "trade" whereas Podiatry requires a Bachelors Degree to educate the "Allied Health Professional".

The other difference is that in the early days Chiropody was a largely unregulated profession however today Podiatrists must be registered with AHPRA the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency which helps to protect the community from unqualified persons practicing Podiatry.

It is important to note that the term Chiropodist is still used in some countries and that the educational requirements and scope of practice of Chiropodists/Podiatrists are also different in different countries. For example Podiatrists in the USA are Doctors of Podiatric Medicine and are more like Australian Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists please call us on 50246333 or Email today.

How do I make an appointment ?

How do I make an appointment at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

To make an appointment at Irymple Foot Clinic you can:

  • Call us on 50 246333
  • Click on the blue "Request an Appointment" button at the top left hand corner of this web page.
  • Email Tracey the "Big Boss Lady" on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ask your GP to send your referral through Argus (encrypted email service), Fax or Australia Post and we will call you to make a time and day (as long as we have a phone number)!
  • Fax us on 50247679
  • Call in to the clinic at 2094 Fifteenth Street, Irymple Vic.

What should I wear to my appointment ?

What should I wear to my appointment at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

You should wear something comfortable especially if you are attending for your first appointment. Shorts or pants that can be folded up so we can see the lower third of your leg whilst walking would be preferrable expecially if we need to do a biomechanical examination.

It is a great idea if you can wear the shoes that you normally wear so we can check the wear pattern on the bottom and also assess the structure of the shoe and it's impact on your foot function. It is also helpful if we can see some of the other shoes you normally wear so we can assess those as well. This will help us know if you have an insole already that we may be able to modify or if there is enough room for a padded insole or an orthotic device if required.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists please call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Can I drive home after my treatment ?

Can I drive home after my treatment at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

In most cases you will be able to drive home from your treatment in more comfort than you came in!

The only time we would recommend that you bring someone with you to drive you home would be after you have toenail surgery for an ingrown toenail.

If you are unsure ask your Podiatrist during your consultation.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us now.

Do you visit any residential Facilities in Mildura ?

Do you visit any residential Facilities in Mildura ?

Yes, we sure do!

Because we have limited time and resources we currently visit monthly to the following veues:

Remember when you call to let the receptionist know where you want to see one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists.

 

 

I am disabled...what facilities will help me access the clinic ?

I am disabled....what facilities will help me access the clinic ?

We understand that sometimes it can be hard to access Mildura business' so we have made it easy!

Irymple Foot Clinic has a disabled ramp at the front of the building adjacent to disabled parking. The doorways are widened throughout the clinic to allow wheelchair access. Our toilet is also fitted out to make it easy for people with a disability with hand rails in all the right places.

Guide dogs are welcome (as long as we can admire them) we love dogs!

How long will my appointment take?

How long will my appointment take ?

The length of your appointment will vary depending on your treatment and your foot issues. Your first appointment generally takes longer as we need to get your details, register you at the clinic and fill out paperwork like the customer charter and privacy policy. Allow 45 minutes for your first time with us.

If you have been to the clinic before your appointment will generally take between 20 to 30 minutes however if you are booked in for a foot soak (private clients only) then we require you to turn up 15 minutes early so allow 45 minutes in total.

Let us know if you have another appointment to go to after you see us so we can make sure you are out on time.

Is there parking on site ?

Is there parking on site at Irymple Foot Clinic?

Yes we have plenty of off street, on site parking including two parking spaces for people with disabilities near the front of the building.

Just drive up our driveway and around to the rear of the building to find our other parking spots.

Don't look at the white lines closely as Tracey and Andy painted them so they may be a bit dodgy!

Will I have to wait very long ?

Will I have to wait very long for my appointment ?

At Irymple Foot Clinic we pride ourselves on running on time!

We understand how important your time is and that you have plenty of things you would rather be doing than sitting in a waiting room! Sometimes a short wait is unavoidable so to make your short wait more comfortable we have a plasma screen TV, magazines and the daily papers (Herald Sun and Sunraysia Daily) in the waiting room for you to help pass the time.

The receptionist will keep you informed by letting you know if there will be an extended wait which is extremely rare.

Please help us to run on time for our other clients by being little early for your own appointment time.

What should I bring to my appointment ?

What should I bring to my appointment at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

  • X-rays, Ultrasound, MRI, bone or CT scans if you have them
  • Your usual footwear, including any sports shoes if you have them
  • Other insoles/orthoses you have had made previously
  • Your referral if you have one
  • Your medical history including what medications you are on (if you can't remember it off the top of your head)
  • Your Medicare and Private Health Insurance Card
  • Money/Cheque or Credit Card to pay the gap if applicable

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you see Veterans' Affairs Clients ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic see Veterans' Affairs Clients ?

Yes, we are proud to service Veterans' Affairs Clients and appreciate the sacrifice they have made for us by going to war and supporting loved ones who went to the war.

Veterans' Affairs Clients are required to have a D904 referral signed by their general practitioner to access fully funded visits at the clinic. Your doctor may choose to make this referral indefinite or for 12 months duration. Please speak with your General Practitioner regarding this referral and bring it with you to your first appointment or alternatively your doctor may choose to use Argus to send it in an encrypted email directly to our clinic.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email today.

Do you see Workcover or TAC clients ?

Do Irymple Foot Clinic Podiatrists see Workcover or TAC clients ?

No, we are sorry for any inconvenience however we do not see Workcover or TAC (Transport Accident Commission) clients.

 

Do I need a referral ?

Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

Not necessarily, you can just book in and pay as a Private client.

Certain groups do however need referrals from their General Practitioner and these include:

If you are unsure of whether you need a referral or not please don't hesitate to ask our friendly staff or talk to your General Practitioner.

Your General Practitioner is the only one who can decide if you qualify for a referral under these schemes/plans however if you are a private client and wish to attend privately you do not need a referral.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Where are you located ?

Where is Irymple Foot Clinic located ?

We are located at 2094 Fifteenth Street, Irymple, near the corner of Karadoc Avenue (near the traffic lights) directly opposite the Irymple Hotel and diagonally opposite Kylies Cutting Edge.

There are plenty of off street parking spots out the back and two dissabled parking spots at the front of the building.

 

I have flat feet....do I need orthotics ?

I have flat feet...do I need orthotics ?

Not necessarily.

Unfortunately some Podiatrists tend to put everyone in orthoses (orthotics) whether they need them or not. Our Podiatrists will assess your individual situation by asking a series of questions relating to you, your family history and your feet/legs. They will also examine the structure and function of your feet and lower limb.

Just because your feet seem flat doesn't mean you definitely need orthoses (orthotics) especially if you feet are functioning adequately, you are not experiencing any pain and you don't have a family history of foot and leg problems.

Irymple Foot Clinic has been operating for over 10 years and we work and live in the community so we are commited to providing ethical, long term care for you and your family. We are not like some other clinics who seem to just want the "quick buck". If you don't really need orthoses (orthotics) we won't prescribe them....our reputation depends on it!

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists phone 50246333 or Email us.

I think I have tinea...how can you tell ?

I think I have tinea....how can you tell ?

When we think of tinea we normally think of itchy red skin between the toes however tinea can present in many varied forms including fluid filled vesicles in the arch.

There is really no way to tell for sure if you have tinea without taking a skin scraping and having a pathology lab test it. Tinea can look like many other skin conditions so it is important that before you race down to the chemist to purchase anti-fungal treatments that you know what you are dealing with otherwise you could be wasting your time and money.

Our Podiatrists can fill out the pathology request slip and take a skin scrapping (does not hurt) however at this point in time you will still need to get your general practitioners signature on the form if you want Medicare to pay. 

It is important that you read and follow the instructions on the product information pamphlet and your phamacist when using anti-fungal treatments. Most people tend to miss-use general anti-fungal treatments by stopping treatment too soon and therefore leaving fungal spores unaffected ready to grow and cause the tinea to re-occur. 

If you think you have tinea make an appointment with one of our Podiatrists by phoning 50246333 or Email us today.

Should I get shoes before or after I come in for my appointment ?

Should I get shoes before or after I come in for my appointment ?

It doesn't really matter if you get shoes before or after however make sure you speak to the store where you are purchasing your shoes and tell them that you are visiting a Podiatrist and you will be returning the shoes if they don't get the tick of approval. Keep your box, your receipt and don't wear the shoes outside because if you soil them in any way they will not take them back (which is fair enough). If the store is not okay with this then shop somewhere else!

Bring the shoes with you when you come in for your appointment if you have already purchased them. Make sure you check out the "Choosing shoes" under the Foot Care Tips menu item in our website before purchasing shoes. Remember to also bring your old shoes when you come to your appointment.

The alternative is to attend your appointment with your current shoes and speak with your Podiatrist about what kind of new shoes would suit your needs. We are happy for you to drop these in after you have purchased them (with your name attached) then we can call you with out opinion.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

What happens at my first appointment ?

What happens at Irymple Foot Clinic during my first appointment ?

You will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists who will ask you to take a seat in the waiting room. From there they will take you through to a consulting room to obtain some of your details to register you in our computer system. They will also discuss with your our customer charter and privacy policy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask them. Shortly after one of our Podiatrists will enter the room, introduce themselves and get a few more details regarding your medical history and details of your foot problem.

The Podiatrist will examine you, make a diagnosis and treat your foot problem if appropriate. They may also refer you for X-rays and/or Ultrasound examinations to help aid in a more accurate diagnosis. 

You will receive a welcome letter and a shoe bag full of goodies to take home including a tube of our Podiatrist's Own Heel Balm and a Podiatrist's Own Foot File valued at over $25.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Why do some feet stink ?

Why do some feet stink ?

A pair of feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands and produce about one cup of sweat a day.

Sometimes feet can smell due to bacteria breaking down the sweat produced by the multitude of eccrine sweat glands in the feet and producing byproducts that are odorous which causes foot odour.

If you have sweaty, smelly feet speak with your Podiatrist about treatment for this condition.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

What if I think my orthotics are causing blisters ?

What if I think my orthoses (orthotics) are causing blisters ?

This is not normal, your orthoses (orthotics) may need modifying.

Contact your Podiatrist and make an appointment as soon as possible. Take your orthoses (orthotics) and your footwear with your when you attend for your appointment.

To make an appointment with our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you send reminders for my appointments and check ups ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic send reminders for my appointment and check- ups ?

Yes we do (unless you ask us not to).

We provide a free SMS (text message) and phone call reminder service to all of our clients which will usually happen the day before your appointment. If you have not received your SMS (text message) or phone call but you are pretty sure you have an appointment give us a call on 50246333 as sometimes there can be glitches in the system. 

We also provide free SMS (text message) and phone call reminders for diabetic foot check ups and orthoses (orthotic) reviews as we all know how fast time goes when you are having fun!

If you do not wish to have an SMS (text message) or telephone call to remind you of your appointment or upcoming check-ups please let our friendly receptionist or your Podiatrist know so we can make a note of this on your file.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Will orthotics change the shape of my feet ?

Will orthoses (orthotics) change the shape of my feet ?

In most instances orthoses (orthotics) do not change the shape of your feet. They are not like braces on your teeth, you will not end up with perfect feet if you wear orthoses (orthotics) for a couple of years.

Orthoses (orthotics) are intended to alter the function of the foot and hopefully reduce pain in your feet and legs. When you take them off you still have the same feet so it is important to wear them as directed. The orthoses (orthotics) help hold the foot in a better postural position to help minimise the overuse of muscles, tendons and ligaments around the foot, ankle and higher up the lower limb.

Children's feet are different and still have not formed fully, for example the arch is still developing until about the age of 7. Because of the possible implications of using orthoses (orthotics) in young children they are used by our Podiatrists with great restraint.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists please call us on 50246333 or Email us.

 

Does it hurt to have your feet done ?

Does it hurt to have your feet done ?

Our podiatrists are as gentle as possible when dealing with your feet. They understand that feet are a very sensitive part of the body and treat you and your feet with great respect.

It is rare that the treatment causes discomfort however our Podiatrists will strive to keep this to a minimum.

Sometimes ingrown toenails can be painful to have treated so our Podiatrists have access to and are trained to administer local anesthetic if required. 

 

Do I need an appointment or can I just turn up ?

Do I need an appointment or can I just turn up ?

Yes you do need to make an appointment.

If you turn up we can not guarantee that we will be able to fit you in however sometimes you might get lucky if we have had a cancellation! We also have an emergency and cancellation list, please let the receptionist know if you need an urgent appointment.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists please call us on 50246333 or Email today.

I'm Pregnant...does this affect my feet ?

I'm Pregnant...does this affect my feet ?

Absolutely!

When you are pregnant your body changes in many different ways.

  • You gain weight and this shifts your centre of gravity altering your biomechanics which may lead to foot pain.
  • Hormones released during pregnancy can cause ligaments to become relaxed and may result in ankle instability.
  • Swelling can occur in the feet and legs making it more difficult to find comfortable shoes
  • Foot and leg cramps are also common in pregnancy.
  • It gets harder to reach your feet with that growing belly!

If you are pregnant, make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists here at Irymple Foot Clinic and let us take care of you. Call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Where can I study to become a Podiatrist ?

Where can I study to become a a Podiatrist ?

There are many Universities that you can study to become a Podiatrist including:

If you are local, studying your Podiatry degree and you are interested in doing some observation at Irymple Foot Clinic please send your resume and cover letter (telling us why you want to spend time with us) to Tracey the "Big Boss Lady" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Occasionally we take selected work experience students from local high schools. If you are interested in spending time with us at Irymple Foot Clinic please send your resume and cover letter (telling us why you want to spend time with us) to Tracey the "Big Boss Lady" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much is it going to cost me ?

How much is it going to cost me ?

At Irymple Foot Clinic we have a teared pricing structure as follows:

 

Tracey Meyer (Master Podiatrist)

B.Sc., B. App. Sc. (Pod)., M. Hth. Sc. (Pod).

  • Initial Consultation              $135.50
  • Subsequent Consultation       $94.50

 

Kirsty Telfer (Podiatrist)

B. Hth. Sc. (Pod), M. Pod. Prac.

  • Initial Consultation                $109.50
  • Subsequent Consultation         $74.50

 

Annalyce Middleton (Podiatrist)

B. Hth. Sc. (Pod), M. Pod. Prac.

  • Initial Consultation                $109.50
  • Subseuqent Consultation         $74.50

 

Rebates may apply through your ancillary (extras) portion of you private health insurance, please check with your fund. Mildura District Hospital Fund refund $39.00 and $36.00 for Initial and Subsequent consultations respectively under their new E1 Extras cover.

If you have a valid Medicare (CDM Plan) referral from your GP then the rebate through Medicare is $52.95.

Prices for Orthoses (orthotics) vary considerably depending on whether they are fully custom made or modified OTC devices. The cost for fully custom devices including casting and consultations (excluding your initial) is approximately $750. MDHF refund approximately $300-350 depending on your level of cover. Please ask us for a personalised quote should you require these devices.

Ingrown toenail surgery costs vary depending on how many toenails and edges we are removing. The cost is approximately $450. MDHF refund approximately $120-150 depending on your level of cover. Please ask us for a personalised quote should you need this procedure.

When you make your appointment as our friendly receptionists for more details or speak with your Podiatrist during your consultation.

We may seem expensive compared with other "local" services that offer bulk billing medicare or other cheap services however we believe you get what you pay for...so if it is cheap...that is what you will get.........

My orthotics are squeaking, how do i stop it ?

My orthoses (orthotics) are squeaking, how do I stop it ?

There is nothing more annoying than your orthoses (orthotics) squeaking in your shoes!

To help stop them squeaking you can use talcum powder or run a cake of soap around the outside edge of the shell of the orthotic. If you are still getting squeaking talk to your Podiatrist as your device may need modification.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Can you refer me for x-rays and ultrasound examinations ?

Can Irymple Foot Clinic Podiatrists refer for X-rays and Ultrasound examinations ?

Yes, we can!

Our Podiatrists can refer for Xrays of the foot, lower leg and knee. X-rays are used to help the Podiatrist assess the boney structure of your foot/leg and assess for conditions such as arthritis and fractures.

We can also refer you for Ultrasound examinations of your feet which helps diagnose conditions that involve the soft tissues of the feet such as conditions that affect the tenons, ligaments and muscles. 

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call on 5026333 or Email today.

I thought you just cut toenails...is this true ?

I thought you just cut toenails at Irymple Foot Clinic...is this true ?

We do cut toenails that is true however there is much more to being a Podiatrist than meets the eye.

Podiatrists perform many and varied tasks in relation to many foot problems in addition to the general routine toenail cut. These include:

 Having said all that, we are really great at cutting toenails and don't mind if that is all that you need (lucky you).

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists then call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

 

 

What is a corn ?

What is a corn ?

A corn is a concentrated area of callus (hard skin) caused by repetitive pressure and/or friction over an area of the foot. Corns can occur on top of the toes, between toes, at the end of toes and under the foot.....pretty much anywhere you get pressure and friction on the foot. Corns can be very painful especially if they form over the top of a nerve, every step can be agony.

Our Podiatrists can help treat corns by debridement and application of padding. They can also show you how to help prevent or at least slow down the corn from reoccurring. You can find out more information about corns and the difference between corns and callus by reading our "Corns and Callus" section in the Foot Problems tab. There are also some great tips in the "Foot Care Tips" section.

If you think you have a corn call us on 50246333 or Email us to make an appointment with one of our fully qualified and experienced Podiatrists.

My toenail is crusty, yellow and thickened, what is causing it ?

My toenail is crusty, yellow and thickened, what is causing it ?

There can be many causes for a crusty, thick, yellowing toenail so it is important that you are assessed by a Podiatrist to help identify the likely cause. Some of the most common causes are:

If you are concerned about your thick, crusty or yellowing toenails give us a call to make an appointment on 50246333 or Email us today.

 

Can you cut fingernails ?

Can I have my fingernails cut at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

No, we are sorry however at the present time we do not have a manicurist on staff.

Podiatrists are foot care specialists and are therefore not allowed to cut finger nails as their insurance does not cover them for this treatment. Please feel free to read our article on who should consult a Podiatrist.

Make an appointment with one of our fully qualified and experienced Podiatrists to help solve your foot care issues today by calling 50246333 or Emailing us.

 

Do you have Hicaps ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic have Hicaps ?

Yes, we sure do!

Our Hicaps machine makes it easy to claim through your Private Health Insurance on the day so you only have to pay the gap. All you need to do is bring your Health Fund Card with you on the day and have the receptionist swipe it through the machine and it does your claim automatically. No need to post your receipt off and wait or go into town and try to get a park to claim your money back.

Hicaps can also be used to claim your Medicare rebate if you have a bank account (savings or cheque) linked to your Medicare account and have a valid EPC (Medicare) (now called CDM - Chronic Disease Management Plan) referral.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Can I catch Public Transport to Irymple Foot Clinic ?

Can I catch Public Transport to Irymple Foot Clinic ?

Yes, you sure can! The bus stop is approximately 20 metres from the front door of the clinic.

Mildura Bus Lines operate services along Fifteenth Street from Mildura via Irymple to Red Cliffs and from Red Cliffs to Mildura via Irymple. Please see the Mildura Bus Lines Website for details to co-ordinate your appointment time. Let us know if you are catching a bus so we know you may be a few minutes early or late depending on how the buses are running on the day.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you use sterile instruments ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic use sterile instruments ?

Yes, we always use sterilisted instruments and take pride in keeping up to date with the Australian Standards on Infection Control and Sterilisation of Podiatry instruments. We have a Mocom Exactor Autoclave onsite where we sterilise all our instruments so that there is a new sterile set ready for your appointment. 

When you see one of our Podiatrists you will notice that they open a fresh, sterile set of instruments every time you come in for your treatment. We never compromise on safety!

Remember you get what you pay for......... so if your foot treatment is cheap........you must ask yourself is this person a qualified Podiatrist and are they using sterile instruments and complying with the Australian Infection Control Standards.

Make an appointment today with one of our fully qualified, experienced Podiatrists today by calling 50246333 or sending us an Email.

 

Do you have after hours or weekend appointments ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic have after hours or weekend appointments ?

We work late on Wednesday nights until approximately 6 pm. Tuesday evening appointments are very popular so we would suggest booking ahead if you require this time slot. Unfortunately (or fortunately for our respective families!) we do not work weekends, sorry for any inconvenience.

To make an appointment with one of our Podiatrists phone 0350 246333 or send us an Email with your preferred time and day.

What if my appointment is urgent ?

What if my appointment is urgent ?

Please let us know if you are urgent so that we may call you if we have a cancellation. We understand that some foot problems are more urgent than others and will try our best to get you in as soon as possible.

If you have diabetes, an infection, a wound or an ingrown toenail or if you are in extreme pain, please let us know when you call to make an appointment.

If you require an URGENT PODIATRY APPOINTMENT please call 50246333 or Email us NOW.

 

What is an EPC (Medicare) referral ?

What is an EPC (Medicare) referral ?

EPC stands for Enhanced Primary Care however it is now changed it's name to CDM or Chronic Disease Management Plan.

This is a referral that is only available to select persons based on their medical status which is assessed by their normal General Practitioner. As we tell all our clients, we don't know if you will qualify it is up to your doctor!

If your General Practitioner deems that you qualify under this scheme they will give you a Chronic Disease Management Plan referral with a number in the Podiatry box which can be up to a maximum 5 per calendar year. This is the number of appointments your doctor has referred you for. There is a maximum of 5 Allied Health consultations per calendar year and this covers all allied health professions including Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, Exercise Physiologist etc. If your doctor has referred you for 4 Podiatry visits then it only leaves 1 to use elsewhere and vice-versa so it is really important you discuss with your doctor what services you require.

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent then you may qualify for an additional 5 consultations (talk to your doctor).

Most doctors will also send this referral directly to Irymple Foot Clinic via Argus an encrypted email service. Our Podiatrists are then required to send a report to your General Practitioner on the outcome of your Podiatry visit.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced podiatrists then please call us on 50246333 or Email us.

Do you sell foot care products ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic sell Foot Care Products ?

Yes we do!

We stock most Foot Care Products you may need or we can order them in for you if we don't have them in stock.

Irymple Foot Clinic are proud to stock Podiatrist's Own Foot Care Products which is our very own brand of quality foot care. We import our own heel balm, podiatry instruments (including podiatry clippers, black's files, emery boards, foot files, scissors, scalpel handles, podiatry burrs and mandrels) and various types of padding.

We also sell foot novelties such as foot shaped paper clips.

Our Podiatrists can give you professional advice on the right product to suit your needs and teach you how to apply or use the product correctly during your consultation.

You can always just drop in any time during office hours to purchase additional supplies, our receptionist will be only too happy to assist you.

There are some product lines that we don't carry however we can always point you in the right direction to obtain those items.

Custom Foot Orthoses (orthotics) are also used by our Podiatrist in addition to OTC (over the counter) devices to help treat some foot problems.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified and experienced Podiatrists please call 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you have a waiting / cancellation list ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic have an emergency waiting / cancellation list ?

Yes, we do have an emercency waiting and cancellation list!

When you call to make your appointment please inform us if the condition is urgent, for example you have diabetes, an ingrown toenail, infection or wound. If you notice any pus, swelling, or redness please let us know!!

If you are not urgent but you are flexible and are happy to take an earlier appointment should it come available please let us know so we can call you if we have a cancellation.

If you need an URGENT PODIATRY APPOINTMENT call us on 50246333 or Email NOW.

 

Do you bulk bill ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic bulk bill ?

No, we are sorry for any inconvenience however we do not bulk bill.

Some clinics do bulk bill however we believe that you get what you pay for and have chosen to maintain our high standards of foot care and therefore do not bulk bill. Be careful of clinics offering free or cheap consultations as you may not receive the quality of foot care you are expecting and it may just be a sales pitch for expensive custom orthoses (orthotic devices).

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you visit any outside organisations ?

Do Podiatrists from Irymple Foot Clinic visit any outside organisations ?

Yes, presently we visit the following organisations:

If you need a Podiatrist to visit your organisation please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tracey on 0350246333 for details.

 

When are you open ?

When is Irymple Foot Clinic Open ?

Irymple Foot Clinic's Opening Hours are:

        • Monday 9am to 5pm
        • Tuesday 9am to 5pm
        • Wednesday 9am to 6pm
        • Thursday 9am to 5pm (to 6pm from 11th August 2016)
        • Friday 9am to 12 noon (to 5.30 from 12th August 2016
        • Saturday/Sunday Closed

We are closed Public Holidays, Two weeks over Christmas/New Year and some other days if we need a long weekend! 

It is a good idea to call ahead if you need to drop of insoles, shoes and the like, to make sure we will definitely be in attendance.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Do you accept Eftpos and Credit Cards ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic accept Eftpos and Credit Cards ?

Sure do!

We accept Visa and Master Card along and there is no extra charge for paying this way even with Premium Credit Cards (the ones you earn more points on so you can collect more useless kitchen appliances....lol :-)).

Please note that we do not accept American Express or Diners Cards.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email today.

Does Medicare cover Podiatry ?

Does Medicare cover Podiatry ?

You can only claim your Podiatry consultation through Medicare if you have a valid EPC Enhanced Primary Care referral, now called CDM (Chronic Disease Management) referral.

Your General Practitioner is the only one who can determine if you qualify for a referral under this scheme.

Should you be eligible and obtain a referral from your General Practitioner the Medicare rebate is currently $52.95 per consultation.

You can claim your Medicare rebate directly at Irymple Foot Clinic if you have a savings or cheque account card that is linked to your Medicare account. Remember we don't bulk bill so there will be a gap to pay on the day.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Can I claim on Private Health Insurance

Can I claim on Private Health Insurance ?

You can claim on Podiatry Services through most Private Health Insurance Funds through their ancillaries or extras cover. Mildura District Hospital Fund has very generous ancillary benefits and definitely worth considering expeicially if you are a Sunraysia resident. Otherwise check out iSelect an online site that compares many different health insurance companies.

At Irymple Foot Clinic all our Podiatrists are fully qualified, registered health professionals with their own unique provider numbers and as such you can claim through private health insurance companies. We have a Hicaps machine here at the clinic so you can claim through your health insurance or Medicare (conditions apply) on the spot without having to drive in to town and get another park and go through the hasstle!


Do you donate to local organisations ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic Donate locally ?

Yes we do. We live in and rely on the community that surrounds and supports us so we are happy to donate to local community groups. Groups we have donated to in the past include:

 

How long do orthotics take to get made ?

How long does it take to get Orthoses (Orthotics) made ?

It depends on what kind of orthoses that we are making or gettting made for you as to the length of time it takes to get them done.

If you are getting fully custom, casted devices that we send off to one of our outside Orthotic Laboratories then it takes approximately 2 weeks. If the device is something we are manufacturing "in house" then it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a week depending on the complexity. Our Podiatrists will let you know approximately how long it will take to get your device ready for fitting into your footwear.

If you need your devices urgently then we may be able to put a rush on them if we are making them in house (just ask our receptionist or your Podiatrist during your consultation if you require this service). For fully custom devices that we outsource to outside Orthotic Laboratories so there may be a small fee associated if you require your device before the 2 week normal turnaround time.

Do you give talks to Community Groups ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic give talks to Community Groups ?

Yes we do!

Tracey has given talks to many community groups, local businesses/organisiations and professional groups over the years including the following:

 

If you are interested in having one of our Podiatrists (usually Tracey because no-one else likes public speaking) come and speak at your business or community group please give us a call on 50246333 or Email us.

 

 

How do I contact Irymple Foot Clinic ?

How do I contact Irymple Foot Clinic ?

You can contact us in various ways. The easiest is just to click the blue button on the top left hand corner of this website to "Request an appointment".

You can call us and speak with one of our friendly staff by calling 0350 246333 or you can just drop in during business hours to the clinic at 2094 Fifteenth Street Irymple (Opposite the Irymple Pub and new Irymple Fishers Supermarket).

We have plenty of parking out the back so just drive on in!

You can post a letter to us at PO Box 270, Nichols Point, Vic 3501.

You can fax us on 0350 247679.

Or you can Email Tracey (aka Big Boss Lady) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Do you do home visits ?

Does Irymple Foot Clinic do Home Visits ?

No, unfortunately we are unable (in most circumstances) to do home visits.

If you are in need of a home visit don't hesitate to call us on 50246333 or Email us today and if we can't do it we can recommend another Podiatrist who may be able to help you.

How long will I have to wait to get an appointment ?

How long will I have to wait for an appointment ?

Usually we can get you in within a few days to a week however there are some busy times of the year when it may take longer.

We suggest that if you have a certain day or time that you prefer that you book ahead to ensure you get your spot. The weeks before and after Easter and Christmas are usually the busiest and weeks that include a public holiday book our early. 

If you are having problems and require an URGENT PODIATRY APPOINTMENT please let us know especially if you have diabetes or think you may have an ingrown toenail or an infection.

Call 50246333 or Email us to make an appointment with one of our fully qualified and experienced Podiatrists.

 

 

 

What type of payments do you accept ?

What type of payments do you accept at Irymple Foot Clinic ?

We accept most forms of payment incuding Cash, Cheque, MasterCard, Visa and Eftpos. We also have a Hicaps machine so you can claim directly through your private health insurance at the time of your consultation.

It is expected that you pay for your consultation at the time of service however if you require an account (for example if you would like to pay off your orthoses / orthotics) then please discuss this with your Podiatrist at the time of your consultation. 

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Pedicurist ?

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Pedicurist ?

A Pedicurist is a nail technician who can trim and paint your toenails. They have basic training in cosmetically improving the look of the toenails. Training to become a Pedicurist is part of a beauty therapy course. There are no licencing or regulatory requirements to be a Pedicurist, nor is there a requirement to use sterile instruments or to have medical knowledge. Pedicurists may rasp callus however MUST NOT USE blades to debride callus or corns.

A Podiatrist is an Allied Health professional who is trained to diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate by medical and surgical means conditions of the foot and lower limbs. Training to become a Podiatrist is a Bachelors degree taking approximately 4 years to complete. Podiatrists MUST be registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) and those with membership of the Australasian Podiatry Association must adhere to a strict code of ethics. Podiatrist must abide by the Australian Infection Control Standards which includes using sterile instruments and can use sterile blades to debride callus and corns. They are also trained to administer local anaesthetic and perform toenail surgery for ingrown toenails.

To make an appointment with one of our fully qualified, registered and experienced Podiatrists call us on 50246333 or Email us today.

Can you help Bunions ?

Can Irymple Foot Clinic Help Bunions?

Yes we can!

Often we blame bunions on bad footwear however they form due to the structure of our foot which is inherited from our parents or due to medical conditions such as arthritis. Footwear can exacerbate the condiditon by puting pressure on the bunion causing it to become red and sore however does not cause the condition. Studies have been done based on the native inhabitants of Papua New Guinea who have never worn shoes......and guess what....some of them had bunions!

Our Podiatrists can advise you on many conservative ways to help reduce the pain associated with bunions which may include:

  • Footwear advice/modification
  • Application of padding, cushioning and strapping
  • Orthoses / Orthotics / Shoe inserts

If you have tried all the conservative measures to gain relief from your pain and it is not working then it may be time to consider surgery. Talk to your Podiatrists and ask their advise during your consultation and if you are ready ask for a recommendation to good Podiatric Surgeon or Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery such as Dr Linda Ferris at the Foot and Ankle Centre in Adelaide.

If you have problems with bunions then call 50246333 or Email us today to make an appointment with one of our fully qualified and experienced Podiatrists.

 

Welcome Annalyce Middleton

 

The team at Irymple Foot Clinic would like to extend a warm welcome to Annalyce Middleton our newest member of the team. She started as a Podiatrist with the Irymple Foot Clinic team in January 2018.

Annlayce is a local girl (from Merbein) and initially worked at Irymple Foot Clinic as a Podiatry Assistant in 2014 and did her private practice placement with us in September 2017. 

Annalyce was born and raised in the Mildura area. She attended Ranfurly Primary School, Trinity Lutheran College and Mildura Senior College for her schooling years. She then completed her first year of podiatry at the La Trobe University Mildura campus before moving to Bendigo to complete her Podiatry degree (Bachelor of Health Science / Master of Podiatric Practice).

In 2014 Annalyce spent almost a year as a receptionist/assistant here at the Irymple Foot Clinic, which she feels gave her a true insight into what podiatry is and how to help people through the profession.

Annalyce loves being back in her hometown and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding on the Murray, playing all kinds of sports; especially netball and spending time with her family

 

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