Podiatrists are skilled in foot, ankle and lower limb health. They assist in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a range of conditions pertaining to feet and lower limb.
Common improvements with Podiatry treatments are; reduced pain, reduced muscle tension, improved mobility, improved circulatory performance and patient education.
Our local Rosanna podiatrists provide comprehensive podiatry care to our patients, assisting you in getting back on your feet sooner.
What is podiatry?
Podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs.
The human foot is a complex structure made up of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. It is designed to bear the weight of the body and to provide mobility.
Disorders of the foot can occur for many reasons, including injury, arthritis, diabetes, deformities or congenital conditions. Podiatrists treat these conditions with a variety of methods, including exercise and stretching, manual manipulation, shockwave therapy and orthotics (custom-made arch supports).
Podiatrists also play an important role in the prevention of foot disorders. They can provide advice on footwear, exercise and other measures to keep the feet healthy.
The Benefits of Podiatry
Podiatry treatment can relieve pain, improve mobility and prevent further injury. It can also help to improve the appearance of the feet, and increase confidence and self-esteem. In some cases, it may even be possible to avoid surgery. Our Podiatrists work with a wide range of patients, from children to older adults, and can tailor their treatment to each individual.
What to expect during a Podiatry consultation
Our Roanna Podiatrists will take the time to listen to you, evaluate your body function, and review scan results. Then, they will provide you with an effective treatment plan and management plan to help you reach your desired outcome. This patient-focused approach focuses on personalized and evidence-based treatments that help you feel and move better sooner. Generally, a consultation will follow, and if you want to learn more about Podiatry, we’re here to provide the information you need to make informed decisions about your foot health.
What do Podiatrists treat?
Our Podiatrists are able to assist in assessing, diagnosing and providing treatment for a wide variety of conditions including;
Our podiatrists withhold a high standard of treatment protocols including skilled use of sterilised instruments and appropriate infection control, along with appropriate application of cleaning agents and specialist wound dressings.
What techniques do Podiatrists use?
Our podiatrists use a range of techniques to develop a personalised treatment plan. Some of the most common techniques include:
We welcome private health insurance, Medicare, Workcover, TAC and DVA patients.
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Meet Our Podiatrist
Max Shehata (Podiatrist)
Max Shehata is an accomplished senior podiatrist who possesses a strong interest for assisting individuals in rehabilitating from lower limb pain. He graduated with a podiatry degree from La Trobe University and has since adopted a distinctive, comprehensive and holistic approach to addressing a range of podiatry issues such as paediatrics, general podiatry, and sports and injury management.
He is currently accredited by the Australian Podiatry Association and practices using the most recent evidence-based research in his podiatry practice.
Max has acquired extensive experience from treating athletes at biomechanical podiatry clinics, collaborating with top orthopaedic surgeons. He has also undertaken numerous additional courses focusing on alternative treatment and evaluation protocols.
Having personally suffered from chronic shin and heel pain during his time as a footballer, Max is able to empathise with clients who have sports or activity-related injuries on a personal level. This has piqued his interest in preventing and treating injuries in athletes to help them stay fit and pain-free.
As a Podiatrist, Max offers ongoing care and maintenance of feet for patients of all ages, including diabetics, with the aim of promoting activity and wellbeing.