One in five Australians suffer from foot pain. This October, the Australian Podiatry Association is proud to kick start its annual national campaign – Foot Health Experts. The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness on foot health, highlighting the benefits and importance of visiting a podiatrist as part of your annual health check.
It’s time to take a stand on foot health and educate Australians on the long-term benefits of taking care of your feet. From children to seniors to athletes to those suffering from chronic illness, a visit to the podiatrist can have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Podiatry is about more than just “the foot” – it’s about uncovering the root cause for pain anywhere from your lower back down. Podiatrists are the experts in foot and lower limb health – they assess, diagnose and prescribe treatment plans so you can continue living an active, pain-free lifestyle.
In recent years, the demand for podiatric care in Australia has increased significantly. Contributing factors include our aging population and the increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with Diabetes. For example, did you know an astounding 4,400 diabetic amputations occur in Australia every year? Most of which can be prevented through podiatric care.
In the sporting industry, professional athletes regularly get their foot health checks with a podiatrist whereas most everyday Australians ignore their foot health. Podiatrists are fundamental to getting people moving and active, preventing injuries and prolonging healthy lives.
Most health funds today cover podiatry, with no referral needed. If you have ongoing pain in your foot, ankle or knee or have noticed a change in the way your walk, come and visit us!