YOUR PODIATRIST IN DARWIN, NT
Swan Podiatry and Orthotics is a deliberately small private podiatry clinic established to provide personal and professional foot care to the residents of Darwin, NT. Conveniently located within Movement for Life Physiotherapy in Coconut Grove, Swan Podiatry and Orthotics strives to allow people to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.
+ WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?
Many people are unaware of what a podiatrist actually is and what services they can provide. A podiatrist is an Allied Health Professional who specialises in the medical care, diagnosis and treatment of the foot, ankle and lower limb. No referral is required to see a private podiatrist; however, a doctor may refer directly if needed. Podiatrists can treat children’s foot pain, assess people with diabetes, evaluate abnormal foot mechanics, and manage skin and nail conditions including ingrown nail surgery.
+ ORTHOTICS AND OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS
It is common for people to put up with foot pain and delay visiting a podiatrist as they think the pain is ‘normal’. A visit to a podiatry clinic is required if any pain or discomfort is present in the feet or legs. Pain is not normal and there are range of podiatry services available for use to improve symptoms. Common problems include heel and arch pain, shin splints, sprained ankles, flat feet, bunions, knee discomfort and Achilles pain. Treatment options available can include various strappings, foot mobilisation and custom orthotics.
+ YOUR PODIATRY EXPERIENCE
Please bring in the footwear that is worn the most (eg. for work or sport) and any current or previous orthotics. The assessment will take place in the podiatry clinic and will involve a thorough history to attempt to better understand what may be the cause of the presenting problem and to make a diagnosis or multiple possible diagnoses. From this information gathered, further tests relevant to the problem are performed to confirm this initial diagnosis. Podiatrists are also able to refer for specialised imaging, such as x-rays and ultrasounds, to determine the exact cause of symptoms.
On-the-spot claiming with private health insurance is available if the cover includes appropriate podiatry extras, requiring only payment of the remaining gap. If referred by a doctor, please bring either Medicare or DVA card as this may be required.
Our podiatrist in Darwin, NT, is conveniently located for those throughout the areas of Katherine, Nightcliff and surrounds.