What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a versatile discipline that treats a range of conditions which include the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the lower limbs and foot.

Which Backfocus clinics provide podiatry?

Podiatry is offered at our Backfocus Epping clinic.


Can my condition be treated with Podiatry?

Podiatry can treat a range of conditions, from helping children with growing pains to adults suffering from chronic diseases. Some of the conditions we can help you with at Backfocus are:

  • Bone and joint problems
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Skin and nail problems
  • Arthritis pain
  • Children and adolescents – growing pains, posture
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetes and obesity complications
  • Peripheral arterial disease complications
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Sports injuries

Podiatry at Backfocus

We can often take our feet for granted, not knowing the underlying cause to why we are experiencing pain. At Backfocus physiotherapy our podiatrists are university trained professionals, providing a range of services which assess your biomechanics, gate abnormalities, footwear and surfaces.

Faulty biomechanics can be a major reason why many people experience pain, our Podiatrists assess the biomechanical problems and strength deficits to provide an appropriate treatment plan. Many other factors can come into play when pain or injury arise:

  • Body alignment issues
  • Strength deficits
  • Work environment stress
  • Technique when exercising or playing sport
  • Poor footwear

When to see a Podiatrist

Experiencing foot pain or injury can be detrimental to your movement. If you have the following symptoms that remain for one or two days you should contact a Podiatrist:

  • Severe pain in your lower limb or foot
  • Swelling
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Open sore or wound
  • Infection

Medical Pedicure

A Medical Pedicure or a ‘Medi Pedi’ is a medical grade pedicure.

The Medical Pedicure is done by a trained and University qualified Podiatrist in a safe and sterile medical environment. It’s a way of ensuring that your feet are in safe hands and can be helpful for treating the following conditions:

  • Dry skin
  • Painful corns and callus
  • Ingrown and discoloured toenails


Our Podiatrist uses the most luxurious, soothing, softening products which include exfoliation, hot towel, nail and skin care, moisturising treatment and a light foot massage to make your feet look fabulous and beautiful.

A rebate for this service can be claimed from your private health insurance provider.

Is a GP referral required?

No GP referral is required to see a podiatrist. However, if you are referred on a Chronic Disease Management Program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care) this referral will need to be brought to your initial appointment.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

Podiatry sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.


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