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Our feet often do so much for us, but sometimes it can be easy to take them for granted. They deserve to be looked after! This can be through both treatment and prevention. Our Watsonia podiatrists at your local podiatry clinic are dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality treatment with the aim of helping you feel more comfortable with better functionality and achieve optimal health.
Regular foot care can be important in maintaining and improving overall health and well-being. This is because our feet and lower limbs bear our weight, maintain our balance and stability, and contribute to our posture and mobility. If the region is facing challenges, it may affect other areas of your body and decrease your comfort, safety, and functionality.
If you are experiencing discomfort with your feet or lower limbs or wish to prevent problems from arising, our qualified and experienced podiatrists are here to support you with a thorough assessment and personalised clinical treatment plan.
What Does a Podiatrist Do?
Podiatrists are health professionals who diagnose and treat conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs. We also play an important role in the prevention of foot disorders. Podiatrists can provide education too, and guidance about factors such as the right shoes and exercise to help keep your feet healthy. Podiatry care aims to maintain or improve the health and comfort of this region and may target factors such as foot discomfort, mobility, circulation, and skin quality.
The human foot is made up of many bones and joints and various soft tissue structures. It is designed to carry the weight of the body and to allow mobility. A variety of conditions and injuries can lead to foot problems. These include issues such as diabetes, arthritis, deformities, sports accidents, infections, and congenital conditions. Our fully qualified podiatrists treat these conditions with a variety of methods and techniques, including diabetic foot care, exercise and stretching, manual manipulation, skin care, shockwave therapy, and acupuncture.
The Benefits of Podiatry
Podiatry can help relieve pain, improve mobility, and prevent future injury and conditions. In certain situations, podiatry care may improve the appearance of your feet, helping to enhance your self-esteem. It may be possible to avoid surgery in some cases thanks to podiatry treatment. Our podiatrists near Watsonia treat a variety of patients, including children and older adults. We provide a comprehensive assessment and develop a customised treatment plan for each patient with practical solutions.
Depending on your situation, receiving podiatry care may have various benefits. Some of these can include:
We can work towards alleviating discomfort and getting you back to walking pain free by addressing the underlying cause, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, and heel spurs.
Podiatry assessment and managing biomechanical problems, pain, or medical conditions may positively impact overall mobility. Issues ranging from an infected toenail to broken bones or torn soft tissues can affect functionality, so intervention may make a significant difference to your ability to engage in daily activities.
Better Posture And Balance
Your feet and lower limbs can significantly affect your body alignment. Managing and preventing issues can not only help the health and comfort of these areas but may also assist your whole musculoskeletal structure. Having appropriate alignment can also affect your balance and stability, which may reduce your falls and injury risk.
Management of Health Conditions
There are several medical conditions that may affect your feet and lower limbs. This can include issues such as arthritis. Podiatry care may be crucial when it comes to managing and preventing symptoms and complications associated with these chronic conditions.
Diabetic Care And Support
Foot care might not seem like it should be connected to diabetes management, but it is often crucial for preventing and managing complications associated with diabetes, such as ulcers.
Suitable Footwear and Orthotics
Having the right footwear can often make a huge difference to your foot health. Shoes that lack support and cushioning or are too tight or loose may cause significant issues, such as flat arches, ankle sprains, and bunions. Orthotic devices may also prove useful in many cases. These aim to correct imbalances, gait disturbances, provide support, and prevent injuries and fatigue. We can customise orthotics to suit your unique needs and foot shape.
We can use methods such as gait analysis, manual therapy, exercise prescription, footwear recommendations, and education to help you prevent injuries related to daily activities and sporting endeavours.
Enhanced Sports Performance And Lifestyle
Podiatry care is not always about treatment or prevention. Podiatrists can help you reach your athletic and activity goals by optimising foot function, providing guidance regarding specific movements, exercises, and stretches, and assisting with the prevention of sports-related injuries.
Podiatry care not only affects your feet and lower limbs butmay make a positive impact on your whole body and well-being.
What You Can Expect From a Podiatry Consultation
At Excel Body And Health, all our podiatrists employ a patient-focused approach that revolves around personalised and evidence-based treatments with the aim of helping you feel and move better.
Your consultation may include steps such as:
Podiatry Frequently Asked Questions
We can diagnose, treat, and manage a variety of conditions such as:
- Wounds, warts, corns, calluses, and blisters.
- Ingrown toenails.
- Fungal infections.
- Sporting injuries, such as Achilles pain, ankle sprains, shin strains, knee, ankle, or heel pain, quadriceps tightness, and hamstring tightness.
- Plantar fasciitis.
- Foot and arch pain.
Why Choose Excel Body And Health For Podiatry Care?
The Excel Body And Health team consists of allied health professionals from several disciplines. This means we can offer holistic and convenient care to our community. Our care options include podiatry, osteopathy, physiotherapy, and clinical exercise and Pilates classes. We treat patients from Watsonia, Rosanna, Heidelberg, Viewbank, Macleod, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Bulleen, Reservoir, Preston and surrounding communities around Victoria.
Meet Our Podiatrist
Max Shehata (Podiatrist)
Max Shehata has a strong interest in supporting patients with 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. This includes general podiatry care, treatment of chronic health conditions, paediatrics, and sports injury management.
Max has vast experience in treating athletes at clinics for biomechanical podiatry, where he has collaborated with top orthopaedic doctors. He has undertaken numerous additional courses that focus on alternative treatment and evaluation protocols.
Max was a footballer and experienced issues such as chronic shin and heel pain. This has given him an understanding of what it is like to deal with problems such as these and can empathise with clients suffering from injuries related to sports or exercise. His interest in helping athletes to stay healthy and fit has been inspired by this experience. Max offers continuous care and maintenance of the feet and lower limbs for patients of any age and aims to encourage and promote activity and overall wellness.
Visit Excel Body And Health For Podiatry Care
Looking after your feet can positively impact your daily life in countless ways. Whether you are dealing with an issue, are looking to prevent problems from occurring, or aim to improve your athletic performance, podiatry care has the potential to make a difference. Please contact our team near Watsonia to make an initial consultation and to find out how we can help you.