shepparton foot clinic
Shepparton Foot Clinic has been providing top quality, friendly and reasonably priced podiatry to Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley since 1983. Conveniently located in Welsford St, central Shepparton, we have parking on site and easy wheelchair access to our clinic.
Shepparton Foot Clinic also provides regular podiatry services to several towns of the Goulburn Valley, including Tatura, Numurkah, Tocumwal, Nagambie, Euroa, Cobram, Rushworth, Kyabram, Murchison and Violet Town. So if you can’t get to us, give us a call and ask for an appointment closer to your home.
what is podiatry?
In 1977 the Australian Chiropody profession changed its name to Podiatry. This was in line with the profession around the world but it was not just a name change. It indicated an increase in qualifications and scope of practice of the profession. 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. Victoria Podiatrists may use the honorary title of ‘Doctor’ as part of their title.
what are podiatry qualifications?
Podiatry is a four-year university degree and qualified practitioners are registered with the Podiatry Board of Australia and most podiatrists are members of the Australian Podiatry Association. All Australian Podiatrists are qualified to use local anaesthesia to perform skin, soft tissue and nail surgery. Some highly qualified podiatrists can prescribe a limited range of medications and perform bone surgery on the foot.
do you need a referral to see a podiatrist?
You DO NOT need a referral to see a Podiatrist. However, if clients qualify, then medical doctors may refer to podiatrists under an Allied Health Medical Referral (AHMR) or Department of Veterans Affairs referral (DVA) for government rebateable Podiatry. Otherwise Podiatry is covered under the “extras” table of most private health insurance funds.