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Established in 1994, we are a team of qualified podiatrists providing professional foot-leg and shoe health & well being strategies in the following areas:
Foot-Leg Health and Well Being Solutions
The foot-leg structure is crucial to good health and well being. Painful feet & legs impair mobility and inhibit the fundamentals of exercise. Exercise improves the health of the heart and lungs, reduces stress, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, burns calories, and aids bone health. Therefore happy feet contribute to a successful health & well being program. Our team offers practical, scientifically proven solutions. Whether the condition is a corn on the toe, the rehabilitation of a leg injury or sporting footwear advice, our professionally accredited team, will offer a range of individual, group and corporate services.
The Sporting Foot
Epidemiology studies indicate the lower limb accounts for between 40% and 80% of injury. Lower limb health fund claims in 2015, accounted for in-excess of 42% of all claims (Medibank Private). Additionally, the majority of lower limb injuries are overuse (80%) due to poor technique, overuse and poor footwear habits. The results are not surprising given that most exercise regimes are weight bearing, requiring the lower limb linkage - feet, ankles, knees and legs.
The Centre For Podiatric Medicine has vast experience in the treatment of athletic and exercise related sports injuries, applying knowledge from over 20 years of service to elite athletes and professional sporting teams.
The Uncomfortable Foot
It is little wonder feet get sore and legs tire day after day of pounding shopping malls, visiting galleries, site seeing, squeezing feet into glamorous shoes for work, or play. High heeled footwear, tight stockings, ill-fitting shoes and the desire to do some exercise for general health often results in foot-leg overload, corns, callus, and ingrown toe nails.
The arthritic and diabetic foot present a unique set of challenges in which our team has vast experience. Liaising with like minded professionals and shoe suppliers - The Centre For Podiatric Medicine can provide solutions to the tired, aching feet, and remove the discomfort corns & callus, using painless treatment therapies.
Corporate health seminars & individual programs
Foot health in the workplace is increasingly recognised as an important strategy to maintain worker health and improve productivity. Foot health strategies are considered more important than ever because changing work practices and longer working hours, which are taking a toll on the feet of Australian workers.
Our team has more than 15 years specialisation in lower limb injury design programs for individuals and organisations. Corporate liaisons include Coles-Myer, Australian Defence Force, Qantas, Sydney Ferries Corporation, Work Compensation Schemes, Good Health Solutions, Theatre and Film Production companies. Our strategic podiatric advisory services to industry and companies serve to enhance worker productivity, reduce illness, and reduce insurance premiums.