Podiatrists can support you with your foot, ankle, and lower leg health. They assist with the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of many conditions that affect feet and lower limbs.
Podiatry treatments have many benefits, including reduced pain, lower muscle tension, better mobility and education for patients.
Ivanhoe podiatrists offer comprehensive podiatry services to their patients. This will help you get back on your feet faster.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatrists are focused on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs.
The human foot is made up of bones, joints, and muscles. It is designed to support the body’s weight and 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).
The prevention of foot problems is also a key role played by podiatrists. They can advise on footwear, exercise, and other steps to keep your feet healthy.
Looking for a podiatrist near Ivanhoe? Our practice is conveniently located at 112 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna 3084
Understanding the Benefits of Podiatry
The goal of podiatry is to relieve pain, increase mobility and prevent injury. It can also help to improve the appearance of the feet, and increase confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes it is possible to avoid surgery when you have podiatry treatment instead. Our Podiatrists near Ivanhoe work with a wide range of patients, from children to older adults, and can tailor their treatment to each individual.
What to expect from a podiatry consultation
Our Ivanhoe Podiatrists will listen to your concerns, assess your body, and review any relevant scan results. After listening to your goals, your Podiatrist will create a customised treatment plan and a management plan to help achieve your desired outcome. This patient-focused approach emphasises personalised, evidence-based treatments that can help you feel and move more comfortably. A consultation is usually followed by treatment.
What are the main conditions that Podiatrists treat
Our Podiatrists can assist with diagnosing, treating and providing treatment for many conditions including:
Our podiatrists uphold high standards of treatment protocols, which include skilled use and infection control.
What techniques do Podiatrists use to treat their patients?
Our podiatrists can use a variety of techniques to create a customised treatment plan. These are some of the most commonly used techniques:
We are open to private insurance, Medicare, Workcover, TAC, and DVA patients.
Meet Our Podiatrist
Max Shehata (Podiatrist)
Max Shehata is a highly skilled senior podiatrist with a passion for helping individuals recover from lower limb pain. He received a degree in podiatry from La Trobe University. Since then, he has developed a unique, comprehensive, holistic approach to treating a wide range of podiatry problems, such as general podiatry, paediatrics and sports injury management.
He is currently accredited by Australian Podiatry Association. He practices podiatry using the most current evidence-based research.
Max has vast experience in treating athletes at clinics for biomechanical podiatry, where he collaborates with top orthopaedic doctors. He also completed many courses that focused on alternative treatment options and evaluation protocols.
Max has experienced chronic heel and shin pain as a player, so he can empathise with those who suffer from sports-related injuries. This has piqued his interest in preventing and treating injuries in athletes to support them stay fit and pain-free.
Max offers continued care and maintenance to feet for patients of all ages, including diabetics, to encourage activity and well-being.