2017 Foot Health Month For Life

Pain in any part of the body is debilitating and can stop us from doing the things we want. Podiatrists treat a lot of different types of pain to get you moving again.

Older people often can’t reach their feet and therefore can’t care for them as they should. Podiatrists provide care for those who can’t care for themselves. One of the most important things in aged care is preventing major problems occurring and prolonging healthy living.

There are over 4,400 diabetes-related amputations in Australia every year and most are preventable with the correct treatment plan. As part of your healthcare plan it’s important to visit a podiatrist to prevent serious health issues and maintain healthy feet.

Regular visit with a podiatrist about your diabetes can often help avoid unnecessary surgery.

 

2017 Foot Health Month For Kids

As podiatrists, we have expert knowledge in all areas of the feet which allows us to assess and diagnose, treat and prevent ongoing problems.

With children, their bones don’t fuse together until puberty. There are some foot and leg conditions that may then present with pain or kids not keeping up with their friends.

Gait analysis, correct shoe fittings, orthosis treatment, and ongoing monitoring are some of the ways that podiatric care can positively change the lives of kids.

You should bring your kids to the podiatrist if

  • noticing bumps and lumps on their feet or skin
  • kids complaining of sore feet, ankles, knees or hips
  • kids having trouble to walk, constant tripping, or unusual walking pattern (in-toeing, out-toeing, toe walking)
  • kids actively involve in sports
  • kids having trouble keeping up with their friends
  • Poor foot posture (flat feet, high arches)
  • uneven wearing with the sole of the shoes
  • uncertain with footwear choices and fitting (school and sport shoes)

It’s a good idea to have your kids regularly checked by a podiatrist to ensure healthy foot development with or without problem.

2017 Foot Health Month For Sport

Pain in any part of the body is debilitating and can stop us from doing the things we want. Podiatrists treat a lot of different types of pain to get you moving again.

Performance and movement are priorities for anyone doing sport. All professional runners, footballers and dancers regularly see a podiatrist, so why should you be any different?

If you suffer from pain from new or old injuries, or an imbalance in your foot or knee, then early treatment will help prevent further damage and future surgery.

By collaborating with other healthcare professionals, we aim to alleviate pain and disability to improve patient outcomes.

2017 Foot Health Month launches in October

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!

 

Newsletter July 2016

We have attached a copy of our latest newsletter here!  We have staff profiles, a bit of information if you are suffering from heel pain and much more!

 

Newsletter

 

 

Staff Profile – Tracey Chase

Today we get to know a little more about Tracey!  Tracey is one of the admin staff at Brisbane Foot Clinic.  You will find her smiling face at the front desk on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings! Make sure you say g’day next time you are in the clinic.  Tracey was kind enough to answer some questions for us so you can all get to know her better.

Where were you born? Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

 

What sort of work have you done in your career so far? I was a bar manager in New Zealand, then moved to Australia and worked at the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney. When we moved to Brisbane I applied for the job at the Brisbane Foot Clinic.

 

How long have you worked at Brisbane Foot Clinic for? I think I’ve been here for nearly 3 years

 

Best part about working at Brisbane Foot Clinic?  I get to meet people from all walks of life and I work with an awesome bunch of of people who are dedicated to their work and especially to our patients. 

 

Do you have any nicknames? Chase and Pai

 

Do you have any pets? We have 1 fish

 

Family? My partner and I have 3 children, 2 boys and a little princess

 

Favourite Food? I love a roast dinner, with roasted veges and mashed potatoes

 

Favourite Sports? Tennis, touch rugby and netball

 

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work? I enjoy watching my kids play sport and spending time together as a family out on the water.