Podiatry & Chiropody

Premier Physical Healthcare private clinics offer Podiatry and Chiropody services to both gym members and non-members. All Premier Podiatrists are experienced practitioners in their specialty field, state registered and members of their professional association.

Podiatry is a medical discipline that deals with the foot health and disease and its affect on the rest of the body. Chiropody is a branch of Podiatry specifically concerned with TREATMENT of abnormalities of the skin and nails.

A consultation with a Podiatrist will involve:

  • Thorough assessment, possibly including lower limb biomechanical analysis
  • Diagnosis and discussion of a treatment plan
  • Advice and treatment sometimes in close association with a Physiotherapist

Podiatric Biomechanics is the treatment of gait related disorders that directly cause pain and dysfunction in:

  • The foot including toe, arch and heel
  • The ankle
  • The shin
  • The knee

Conditions that are indirectly influenced can be varied but commonly include:

  • Spinal problems
  • Headaches

A Podiatric Biomechanical Assessment will include:

  • Examination of the joints of the feet, ankles, knees and hips
  • Muscle strength and flexibility tests
  • Posture and gait analysis using advanced computer video techniques
  • Footwear examination

Following which a management plan will be recommended and may involve:

  • Advice regarding appropriate footwear
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Functional taping
  • Manipulation and mobilisation of joints and soft tissues possibly in conjunction with Physiotherapy treatment
  • Foot orthotic prescription

Premier’s Podiatrist’s and Physiotherapist’s have a close working relationship, their communication is fundamental to the successful treatment of many conditions both directly and indirectly involving the feet and lower extremities.

Meet our Podiatry Team