What is podiatry
Podiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot and lower limbs.
Do i need doctor’s referal?
No, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see us at Elite Podiatry. We welcome all referrals although they are not required to make an appointment.
A doctor’s referral is only required for the following cases:
- Medicare (TCA’s and EPC’s)
- Workers Compensation, and
Do i rebate from Medicare?
Yes but only if you have been referred by your doctor to us on an EPC (Enhanced Primary Care) or TCA (Team Care Arrangement) plans. If eligible, you are able to claim up to FIVE Medicare rebates per calendar year. Once the care plan has been organized and billed by your doctor, you are immediately eligible. Please bring in all your paperwork on your first visit.
Do i get rebate from my health fund?
Yes, if you are covered for Podiatry services in your membership. Please check with your health fund for your rebate information and details as they vary between health funds and levels of cover.
What should i bring with me on my first visit?
Please bring the following with you:
• All relevant medical imaging to your condition
• All and any previous orthotics or insoles
• A selection of your footwear, including runners, work shoes and everyday shoes
• Wear loose fitting clothing. However this isn’t essential on your first visit.
What can I expect on my first visit?
On your initial consultation with one of our specialised podiatrists at Elite Podiatry, a thorough and comprehensive assessment will be conducted. In most cases this will include the following:
• Obtaining a detailed medical history
• Assessment of your complaint
• If applicable, full gait analysis
• If applicable to your condition, a biomechanical and range of motion testing
• Arriving at a diagnosis
• Formulating a treatment plan specific to you
• Commencing appropriate treatment