Sore, aching feet? Pain when walking? Time to see a BCH podiatrist!
Foot and leg pain should not be a part of your daily life and can unnecessarily impair your mobility and health. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Caring for the health of your feet begins at any age—the earlier the better! Early detection and management in babies and children can help reduce foot problems in later life.
Ballarat Community Health podiatrists are located at the BCH Lucas, Wendouree, Sebastopol and Smythesdale sites. They provide professional and affordable footcare for all ages, with service prioritised for individuals on a healthcare card or pension. They can help with:
- sore or aching feet
- gait analysis and orthoses (support wear for feet and lower limbs, like orthotics, braces, splints, etc.)
- diabetes care and assessments
- general treatment
- ingrown toenails and nail surgery
- footwear advice
- educational talks to community groups on a range of podiatric issues.
To find out more or make an appointment, make an enquiry via the customer service menu to the right-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, call us directly on (03) 5338 4500.
The SCUFF—Selfcare Understanding for Feet—program educates people about self management of foot healthcare. Sessions are available to community groups upon request and are run by a podiatrist. For more information, call us on (03) 5338 4593 to speak to the intake worker, or fax 5339 3044.