What is a Podiatrist?
A doctor who practices medicine on ailments surrounding your feet is called a Podiatrist. When thinking about health, one easily forgets about feet. We mean why would you do it as it is an important part of our bodies. It provides mobility in terms of sheer travel. If you want to go from one point to another, you will obviously use your feet. This means one should care about the feet otherwise foot problems may come running towards you and will seriously impact your life.
So, what does a podiatrist do?
Podiatrists are experts of the foot, ankle and overall lower limbs (from femurs to tibias). The help with preventing and diagnosing various foot problems like ingrown toenails, arch and heel pain, and balance issues. This is also what they do at Coolum Podiatrist Noosa | Noosaville | Tewantin | Healthy Feet. Coolum Podiatrists’ main office and the clinic is in Sunshine Coast Coolum Beach but also has caters to people in Noosa, Noosaville & Tewantin. We love Healthy Feet. Coolum also provides treatment for foot pain and foot complications stemming from serious conditions like Arthritis and Diabetes.
One of the things that our Noosa Podiatrist would recommend is exercises for certain foot conditions. They can also suggest the use of custom made shoe inserts, orthotics and medication for foot related skin conditions.
Many of our podiatrists specialise in foot conditions related to sports, children and workplace health.
Where to find a Podiatrist?
There is no need for it. As mentioned earlier Coolum Podiatrist Solutions is available around and nearby Sunshine coast. It serves the greater suburbs of Queensland in Australia near Sunshine Coast. These range from Noosa, Noosaville, Twentan and of course Coolum itself. So before Googling about a Podiatrist, you should have an idea that we are available for your convenience at many places near the Sunshine Coast.
Before going to a Podiatrist:
To visit a Podiatrist, a prospective patient usually does not needs a referral from a General Practitioner. Though in some situations, you may need it and A GP will prepare a Team Care Agreement (TCA), which is informally called a referral. Having this specific document may entitle you to have some medicare rebates for podiatry visits. Also, under some funding schemes, for example, the ones belonging to the Department of Veteran Affairs or Workers Compensation need you to have a referral. In case you belong to these, please check to make an appointment.
The cost is varied for different podiatry practices and treatments. Do ask Coolum the prices beforehand making an appointment. You shall also check if this type of treatment is covered by your insurance plans. It is also a good idea to wear the shoes you frequently wear.
You may also develop some questions beforehand that you may later with Coolum Podiatry Solutions (e.g.):
- Which kind of shoe is best for daily basis?
- What changes should I bring upon that shall cater to the reduction of my foot problems?
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