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Great foot health is about more than just taking good care of your feet. Holistic Foot Clinic Founder and Head Podiatrist, Dr. Chantel Zappone B.Pod, M.Pod.A, practices a “whole body” approach to foot and ankle health, which involves the assessment of a patient’s body, lifestyle and activities to formulate a care plan to your feet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a Podiatrist do?
A Podiatrist manages all sorts of conditions that have to do with the feet; Ranging from Diabetes management, nail and skin conditions, managing lower limb deformity as well as sporting injuries like ankle sprains! Podiatrist can also be involved in supporting the elderly to reduce their risk of falling.
Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat conditions resulting from bone and joint disorders like arthritis and soft tissue and muscular pathologies as well as circulatory and neurological diseases.
Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?
Nope! You don’t need a referral to see a Podiatrist 🙂 However your doctor may refer you to see one if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy. Otherwise, you can easily contact and book an appointment with the podiatrist’s clinic at any time.
How often should I see a Podiatrist?
Ideally if you are a healthy individual, once to twice a year would be good to keep an eye on your foot health. As a diabetic or with someone with other chronic diseases, ideally every 3 to 6 months to help maintain optimal foot health.
What should I bring to the appointment?
On the first initial visit, bring the shoes that you wear most often. Normally this would include a pair of runners that you exercise in, and a pair of work shoes. Any orthotics that you may have been previously prescribed, any important medical records that may be relevant (x-ray images etc) and possibly a list of medications that you are currently taking if you have quite a few so the podiatrist is able to paint a good picture of what might be going on.
What are the most common foot problems children have?
Some common foot problems seen in kids include: warts, ingrown toe nails, heel or arch pain, lower leg / shin pain, Osgood Shattler Disease, pigeon toes, knocked-knees and toe walking. Other concerns parents often worry about is their child having flat feet and the development of bunions.
Do you do home visits?
Yes we do! Please call 1300 185 350 to arrange a time that suits you best 🙂
Can your feet and legs contribute to lower back pain?
Yes it can. There is a direct and complex relationship between your feet, legs and lower back. One common example is if one leg is slightly longer than the other, this will cause imbalance in the hips, minor tilting of the spine due to compensation and therefore can lead to back pain. Other examples include weakness in the gluteal muscles, lack of hip mobility may also contribute to lower back pain.
What type of running shoes should I wear?
The running shoes you choose should be the right size for your feet, sturdy heel counter and with laces or velcro fixtures to keep your feet from slipping/moving around inside the shoe. Able to offer you an appropriate amount of cushioning, traction on roads or trails, flexibility in the right places and breathability in it’s material. You should not be able to crumble or bend your shoes back on itself.
Areas We Service
Holistic Foot Clinic
Level 2, 140 Burwood Hwy, Burwood VIC 3125
SIA Medical Building
If you’re searching for an expert podiatrist in Burwood, you’re in the right place.