If you’re coming to visit us in the Melbourne CBD we are conveniently in two clinic locations.
The first of which is Collins street, with our partner Pure Physio in the beautiful old Australian National University building at 52 Collins Street. You will find the front entrance next to Koko Black.
The second PridePlus Health clinic is at Sole Motive at 170 Queen Street, conveniently located just north of the Bourke and Queen Street intersection.
First-rate Melbourne podiatry care is what you can expect from PridePlus. Whether you are younger, older, or somewhere in the middle, feet play an important role in your daily life. If you need access to a podiatrist in Melbourne, visit one of our clinics for access to the level of care you deserve. We offer a wide range of Melbourne podiatry services designed to keep your feet healthy.
Be proactive about caring for your feet by visiting a PridePlus clinic when your feet need attention. We offer the following general podiatry care services at each PridePlus Melbourne podiatry clinic.
Foot, heel, and ankle pain can have many possible sources, from minor soft tissue irritations to complications related to diabetes or foot deformities. When you visit our clinic for any issues related to foot pain, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation that includes appropriate testing and personalised treatment recommendations.
Children aren’t just small adults. Kids have unique feet needs that our children’s podiatrists are trained to address. We diagnose and treat a variety of foot issues specific to children, including:
- Juvenile Bunion deformities
- Paediatric flat foot
- Growing pains
- Foot discomfort related to juvenile arthritis
- Curly toes
Whether you’re living with chronic foot pain or experiencing discomfort linked to flat feet, there are many reasons why you may benefit from over-the-counter and customer made orthotics. Orthotic insoles are designed to alter foot pressure and reduce injury risk. If you need custom orthotics, your specially crafted support device will be based on an individual biomechanical profile. Our Melbourne podiatrists consider several factors with custom orthotics, including:
- Injury history
- Foot/ankle joint axis and position
- Joint range
- Injury risk factors
Diabetes is disease that can take a serious toll on feet. Even a small cut on the bottom of a foot or in between a toe that goes untreated can be serious. This is why we provide comprehensive diabetic foot care for our diabetic patients in Melbourne.
While anyone may develop foot ulcers, they are more common in diabetics. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), poor circulation, high blood sugar, and open wounds on feet are among the factors that can contribute to foot ulcers in diabetics. Prompt treatment from one of our qualified Melbourne podiatrists at PridePlus can reduce the risk of experiencing serious complications.
With diabetes, it’s best to catch potential problems as soon as possible. Coming in for regular diabetic foot exams is one way to spot potential issues early. During a diabetic foot risk exam, a PridePlus podiatrist will:
- Perform a physical examination
- Do reflex and vibration testing to look for nerve damage in feet
- Ask about any unusual foot pain or recent injuries
- Perform specialised diagnostic tests to check circulation in feet
We routinely work with athletes or all ages and skill levels dealing with foot injuries related to sports. Our trained podiatrists with special interest and experience in sports injuries, know how to meticulously assess strains and sprains and treat acute or chronic foot, ankle, leg, and knee injuries commonly experienced by athletes. Prevention of future issues is an equally important part of our approach to sports injury treatment. We treat all types of sports-related injuries, including ones involving:
- Toenail injuries
- Heel and arch pain and Achilles pain
- PFJ or ITB pain affecting knees
- Broken bones and stress fractures
When nail pieces place pressure on the adjacent skin, the result can be an ingrown toenail. Avoid the risk of infection or complications by coming to our clinic to have a podiatrist evaluate the affected toenail to determine if home care is appropriate or if professional ingrown toenail removal – a simple procedure that can be performed at our clinic – is necessary.
The purpose of corns and calluses is to protect sensitive skin on your feet. Yet these patches of thick, dry skin that usually form around toes and along the bottoms of feet can sometimes be painful. Podiatrists at PridePlus can not only treat corns and calluses – but they can also take steps to prevent future problems!
The purpose of Prolotherapy injections is to stimulate the body’s immune system and facilitate the tissue repair process. Podiatrists at PridePlus can perform this treatment on areas of the foot or ankle affected by chronic or long-term medical conditions. Injection therapy tends to be most effective on joints and ligaments within the foot and ankle area. It may also be effective on old injuries that haven’t healed well.
Our Melbourne podiatry care includes innovative techniques like dry needling. Not to be confused with acupuncture, dry needling is a treatment that involves the use of “dry” needles without medication or any other solutions inserted in areas where you have myofascial or chronic pain.
If you’re an athlete, you’re probably no stranger to ankle sprains. However, any movement that stretches the strong ligaments that support your ankle can become sprained if they are stretched beyond their normal limit. When you come to PridePlus for a sprained ankle, treatment will depend on the severity of the sprain. Treatment options include therapy, medication, and surgery, when necessary.
Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) are another common sports-related injury we treat at PridePlus. When you come to PridePlus with shin splints, the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue located around your tibia will be examined so a treatment recommendation can be made.
Toe deformities can be mild enough to cause little or no discomfort or severe enough to cause debilitating pain. At PridePlus, we treat all types of toe deformities, including two of the most common ones – bunions and hammertoes.
Bunions progressively develop over time as the big toe presses against the metatarsal bone. If a toe is bent because of a weakened muscle, it’s referred to as a hammertoe. Both of these toe deformities sometimes respond well to the use of pads or insoles that shift toe positioning. In case of a severe toe deformity, our podiatrists work closely with Melbourne’s top surgeons to address underlying structure and help you achieve your goals for cosmesis and function.
Fungal infections can affect nails on toes and skin on feet by getting into the affected area through cuts or cracks. Because different kinds of fungi can affect nails, it’s important to have persistent, recurring, or severe fungal infections evaluated and treated by a podiatrist at PridePlus.
Don’t put off caring for your feet. A podiatrist in Melbourne is ready to provide the services you need and the level of care you deserve. Call today to schedule a visit at one of the two PridePlus Melbourne podiatry clinic locations in Collins Street or Queen Street.