What Is Podiatry?
Our Ballarat Podiatrists
Hanseul is a fully qualified podiatrist with a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Practice and has over 9 years of clinical experience.
Hanseul is passionate about helping patients achieve healthy feet in every aspect from orthotics, foot pain to general care. She ensures patients reach their goals through a holistic care approach.
Hanseul regards making life-long relationships with patients and their families as one of the major enjoyments of the job.
What Techniques Are Utilised?
Footwear and orthotics advice and provision
Treatment during your appointment
Exercise prescription and lifestyle advice
Childhood foot health screenings and shoe lacing education sessions
Comprehensive neurovascular assessments, chronic and acute wound care, and offloading of pressure areas
How Does Podiatry Work?
Routine nail care
Any foot pain or injury
Achilles tendon issues or pain
General foot pain
Fractures, neuromas and bunions
Providing education for parents on footwear and addressing any concerns
Pediatric issues and complaints: experience in local kindergartens providing foot health screenings and shoe lacing education sessions
Experience in treating common pediatric issues ranging from curling toes, verrucas, heel pain or more commonly known as sever’s disease
Footwear and orthotics
Running or walking injury
Fungal nails, ingrown toenails and any other toenail pathology
Dermatological issues of the feet: tinea, hyperhydration, anhidrosis, psoriasis and many others
Plantar heel pain (also known as plantar fasciitis)
Diabetes foot health: completion of comprehensive neurovascular assessments, chronic and acute wound care and offloading of pressure areas
How Podiatry Care Could Help You
Visiting an experienced ballarat podiatrist has many benefits, including:
A podiatrist can help reduce the pain you are experiencing in your feet.
A podiatrist can help you get back to your normal activities by treating your foot and ankle pain.
Diagnosis and advice
Podiatrists can help diagnose problems with your feet and provide advice on how to best care for them. Instead of ‘dealing with the pain’, your podiatrist can help you create a tailored treatment plan to get back to what you love.
Podiatrists can provide personalised care based on your individual needs.
Podiatrists can also provide advice on choosing shoes, exercises and other activities to help prevent foot problems.
Prevent further injury
FEES AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
Accepting: CDMs (plans from your GP), TAC, Workcover, NDIS, TAC and HICAPS for private health claiming is available onsite. With the exception of plan-managed NDIS participants, accounts must be paid in full on the day of the appointment and our friendly reception team will prepare the necessary information for you to claim your entitlements.
Chronic Disease Management Plans (CDMs): Medicare will rebate your so there is a $30 out of pocket for each applicable session. We will need paperwork of your CDM prior to your appointment for the rebate to be claimed which we can do for you onsite on the day of your appointment. There is also an additional $30 fee for a diabetes assessment which may be requested by your GP.
NDIS: Self-managed and plan-managed participants.
Podiatry Can Help You
Feet and lower limb issues can be highly impactful on your life due to the importance of these body areas in many day-to-day activities. Podiatry can be beneficial to help you find relief and improved functionality and to receive care and education regarding foot health. For quality podiatry care in Ballarat, look no further than Modern Medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from my podiatry appointment?
During your podiatry appointment, you can expect a thorough assessment of your foot and ankle concerns. Our experienced podiatrist will take the time to listen to your symptoms and medical history. They will conduct a comprehensive examination and may utilise various diagnostic techniques. Based on the findings, a personalised treatment plan will be developed to address your specific needs. You can also expect expert advice, education on foot health, and recommendations for footwear, orthotics, and exercises tailored to your condition.
What should I bring to my Ballarat podiatry appointment?
Please ensure that you bring any relevant diagnostic scans you may have, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, or MRIs, that pertain to your specific concern. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move easily so we can assess your walking or running pattern, as well as allowing access to examine your feet or legs. It can also be helpful to bring the shoes you commonly wear, including work shoes, runners, or casual shoes so our podiatrist can assess them and provide recommendations if necessary to ensure your footwear supports your foot health.
Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist in Ballarat?
No, you generally do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. Podiatrists are primary healthcare providers, which means you can directly book an appointment without a referral from another healthcare professional. However, some specific circumstances, such as if you have a chronic condition or if you plan to claim through schemes like the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan, may require a referral from your general practitioner.
Who is podiatry suitable for?
Can a podiatrist help with sports injuries?
How long do custom orthotics take to be made?
Custom orthotics typically take one to two weeks to be made. Your podiatrist will explain the entire process if you are prescribed orthotics.
What questions should I ask a podiatrist?
When visiting a podiatrist, here are some questions you may consider asking:
- What is the underlying cause of my foot condition?
- What treatment options are available, and what are their benefits and potential risks?
- How long will it take to recover from my specific condition or injury?
- Are there any preventive measures I can take to avoid future foot problems?
- Can you provide recommendations on footwear or orthotics that would benefit me?
- Are there specific exercises or stretches I should incorporate into my routine?
- What signs or symptoms should I be aware of that may require immediate attention?
How often should you see a podiatrist?
Is podiatry covered by Medicare?
Does private health insurance cover Modern Medicine's services?
If you have the appropriate level of private health insurance cover, you will receive a rebate for your podiatry consultation. To learn whether your health fund will cover your podiatry appointment, call our clinic today.
Do you accept NDIS patients?
Our podiatrists treat self-managed and plan-managed participants.
Do you accept TAC and WorkCover patients?
Yes, our podiatrists treat TAC and WorkCover patients.
Do you accept members of Department of Veterans Affairs?
Yes. Please bring your DVA card and GP referral to your initial appointment.