Ask a Podiatrist… What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Ever wondered how your heel pain works? Want to understand more about the mechanics of your foot?

Press play to hear one of our Podiatrists and Business Owners, Phil explain plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

Experiencing discomfort or pain in your feet? Please get in touch on 5222 7744 (Geelong) or 5255 4455 (Bellarine) or book an appointment online. 

Ask a Podiatrist… What is a corn?

Corn on toeA corn is a small focal area of hardened skin (callous) that tends to ‘dig’ into the skin. They are very common and usually caused by friction and pressure; particularly from ill fitting or tight footwear. Corns are often very small but can be really painful. They are common between the toes and on weight bearing areas of the feet. Corns are often described as feeling like there is a stone in your shoe and is most noticeable when in bare feet standing on a hard surface.

Removed corn on toe with padding

Podiatrists are very skilled at removing corns with minimal discomfort, using a small scalpel blade. We will remove the corn and provide padding or spacing devices to keep pressure from that area and allow the skin to recover. We often provide education to our clients around footwear and maintaining foot health to prevent reoccurrence, however an individuals foot type and the way they walk means corns can reoccur. Regular maintenance (every few months) is essential to ensure comfortable healthy feet.

Sound like the discomfort you’re experiencing? We thought so… Give us a call on 5222 7744 or book an appointment online and we’ll get your feet back on track.

Returning to Stage 3 Restrictions

In line with the announcements made by the Victorian Government last week, our business must adapt to the return of Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions.

We continue to take appointment bookings and we are operating under the recommended social distancing and hygiene guidelines. We have updated and implemented our COVID-19 Safe Plan as of Thursday 6th August 2020 to comply with Victorian DHHS.

In line with the current Victorian legislation, we remind you to:

Wear a mask when attending your appointment and entering our clinic;

Sanitise your hands upon entry and;

Report directly to our reception desk for processing

Once you have completed the above steps, our reception staff will take your temperature and log your details on our COVID-19 Sign In Form. This information is for the purpose of DHHS requesting clinical attendance for the use of contact tracing. This information will be securely stored and destroyed after 28 days.

We thank you for your continued support and cooperation in these challenging times.

If you would like to make an appointment or discuss your management with our team, please contact us on 5222 7744.

Access your prescribed exercise program from home

Accessing your prescribed Podiatry exercise program from home is now easier than ever!

We have introduced Physitrack, a simple tool designed to make following prescribed exercise programs more convenient. Your Podiatrist will consult with you to prescribe tailored exercises, stretches and educational tools to ensure the best foot care and management. You can access your prescribed program via the Physitrack mobile phone application or as a printout provided in clinic. The electronic program features guided videos on each exercise so you can follow along from home. Your Podiatrist will consult with you on your progress and adjust your program as necessary. Introducing this innovative tool has enabled our Podiatrists to continue to provide our clients with the best care and treatment management.

To find out more, book an appointment with one of our team or call us on (03) 5222 7744

Online Store – Global Footcare Affiliate

We are very excited to announce the launch of our Global Footcare Affiliate online store.

Shop all the latest range of shoes and products, directly through our Global Footcare online store. There is a huge range of orthotic friendly, podiatrist recommended and globally recognised brands like; Vionic, Revere, Anodyne, Orthoheel and much more.

Shop our online store using our unique link (click here) and you will receive FREE shipping to your chosen address and FREE returns directly to the Global Footcare Team. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit globalfootcare.com.au

Want to stay up to date with the latest online products and sales? Give us a call on 5222 7744 and we will sign you up to our mailing list for the latest updates from the Global Footcare Affiliate Program.

Happy shopping!!

Adapting to Social Distancing- Introducing Finger-Ink

Our business has been working hard to adapt and implement changes that are in line with social distancing recommendations. We have improved our services and continue to meet the needs of our clients in a safe environment. Finger-Ink is the newest addition to our clinics, we have moved all paper patient forms to electronic format. Patients have the choice to complete their form at home or in-clinic via an iPad, disinfected before and after each use. The addition of Finger-Ink means; paperless forms, minimal contact in waiting areas and efficient processing for all.

We have committed to minimising our impact on the environment and maintaining social distancing recommendations. Finger-Ink enables us to address both concerns. We are very excited for you to try the tool at your next consultation.

Give us a call on 5222 7744 to make an appointment or book online here.