Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Often, these conditions stem from other underlying health issues such as diabetes, stress fractures and arthritis (Australian Podiatry Association, 2019).
Because of our diverse backgrounds and training, we are uniquely positioned to help you, no matter what your foot problems are. We encourage you to seek guidance about your foot conditions from our podiatry team no matter the problem, or how unsightly it may seem we will have the tools to help get you back on track.
Putting your feet first
General podiatry refers to diagnosis and treatment of common foot problems to the skin and nails.
We offer a full range of treatment for general podiatry including treatment for:
- Skin Care
- Nail Care
- Nail Surgery
- Nail Braces for Ingrown Nails
- Nail Infections
- Toe Deformities
- Footwear Advice
We do offer bulk-billing services for eligible patients under the EPC programme with Podiatrist Elisha King only. Please call ahead to enquire about out of pocket expenses.
Sports injuries to the foot and ankle are exceedingly common in sports.
We understand that a sports specific approach is needed to assessing, treating and preventing injury.
Some of the treatments for Sports Podiatry related concerns at our clinic may include:
- Electrophysical treatments (Shockwave therapy, theraputic ultrasound, TENS
Does your child have growing pains?
Have you noticed your child walks differently or tires easily?
These are all issues that may indicate your child should visit a podiatrist.
The following can be reasons why you may want to bring your child to a podiatrist:
- recurring pain
- frequent tripping
- tiring easily
- knocked knees
- uneven shoe wear
- flat feet
- walking or standing differently
- skin rashes
- ingrown nails
- intoeing (pigeon toes)
- juvenile hallux abducto valgus (bunion deformity)
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Australia and is rapidly reaching epedemic proportions.
Did you know that 60-70% of those with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet.
Diabetic foot screening
Ryan James Podiatry has devised an evidence based screening tool to assess your risk of diabetic foot complications comprised of vascular assessment, neurological assessment and recording of deformity and pressure areas.
It may be beneficial for the podiatrist to test for areas of high pressure with our Tekscan Mat to prevent complications and provide patients with a strong understanding of potential problem areas.
If you know of a family member or friend who has Diabetes, encourage them to see a Podiatrist regularly to promote optimum foot health.
Dannielle is our resident specialist diabetic podiatrist, so if you are diabetic, or pre-diabetic, book an appointment to see her right away.
Fungal nails are a common concern for many patients as they are often a difficult nail condition to treat. Fungal nails occur when an opportunistic fungi (microorgansim) infects the nails.
Some symptoms may include discolouration, thickening, brittleness and debris under the nails.
There is a range of treatments available with varying success and side effects these may include topical therapies or oral medications.
Laser therapy is a recent technology however this can be expensive. At Ryan James Podiatry we offer Photodynamic Therapy as an alternative.
What is PACT nail fungal therapy?
PACT stands for Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. This innovatve technology effectively treats/kills fungi cells.
A chemical dye is placed on the nail and allowed to ‘soak in’ to the fungal tissue.
High intensity light is then used to activate a chemical reaction.
There are no reported side effects or contraindications for this treatment. The process may need to be repeated for multiple appointments.
Do you have chronic pain in the feet or lower limbs? You may benefit from shockwave treatment.
At Ryan James Podiatry we are proud to be able to provide our patients wih this innovative technology. Shockwave therapy promotes neovascularisation which promotes new circulation to the damaged tendon or fascia.
Podiatry Today Magazine has named “shockwave therapy as an advanced regenerative healing option for chronic plantar facitis” (Baravarian & Rotem, 2013).
During shockwave therapy a high intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body which promotes healing of the area.
Benefits of Shockwave therapy:
- No anaesthesia
- No medication
- High success rate
Ryan is our resident specialist in shockwave treatment so make an appointment to see him today.