FAQs

What does a podiatrist do?

We diagnose and treat foot and lower limb issues. These problems may include skin, nail, foot and ankle injuries, diabetic and other medical complications. Our qualified podiatrists are trained to address all kinds of foot and lower limb issues.

At footinjuryclinic our podiatrists can help with the following:

  • Fungal nail
  • Hammer toe or clawed toe
  • Athlete’s foot and other skin problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Children’s heel pain
  • Bunions, corns and calluses
  • Foot problems related to diabetes
  • Verrucae
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport injuries,
  • Orthotics

Do I need a referral to visit a podiatrist at footinjuryclinic?

No, you do not need a referral. Simply call us to make an appointment. You only need a referral if you are a WorkCover, Veterans Affairs or Medicare Chronic Disease Management patient.

Where are you located?

footinjuryclinic has three clinics at:

18/108 Ebley St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Phone: 9386 5400

Onsite parking available

7/219 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives NSW 2075

Phone: 9440 4600

Onsite parking available

Suite 3, Level 1/400 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Phone: 8599 9811

Do you have wheelchair and pram access?

Only our St Ives clinic does not have disabled or wheelchair access.

How long is each appointment?

Depending on your injury or condition. Speak to our receptionists who will be able to give you a better indication of time.

What will I need to bring to my first appointment?

If you have any recent imaging of your foot/ankle issue, please bring that along. If you have been recommended by another health professional, please bring any paperwork/ referral letter from that practitioner. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear that will allow our podiatrists to examine your legs and feet without any encumbrance.

How many appointments does it take to cure my toenail fungal infection?

Toenail fungus is difficult to evaluate as the type of fungus and severity affects the amount of time to treat toenail fungus. We recommend being examined by our experienced podiatrists who will be able to give you an accurate treatment time.

How many appointments does it take to treat my verruca?

With Swift Microwave Therapy it depends on size and site of the Verucca. These session are performed at 4-week intervals.

Can I get a rebate on my orthotics?

Most patients do get a rebate for orthotics, but this depends on your health fund and your level of cover. It is worth checking with your health fund to clear all doubts before you visit footinjuryclinic. In most cases health funds allow one pair of orthotics, per person, per year.

How long do custom orthotics take to be made?

We usually allow 1-2 weeks for custom orthotics to be made. A short appointment will be required when your custom orthotics are completed to fit them into your shoes and explain on how to adjust to your new custom orthotics.

Can I claim with Medicare?

In Australia, podiatry is considered an allied health profession. Medicare rebates are generally not available for visits to the podiatrist. Medicare will cover treatment for those with chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes and chronic arthritis) under the Chronic Disease Management Scheme (CDM). The CDM is a government incentive which allows individuals with a chronic medical illness or condition to receive Medicare rebates for a maximum of five allied health services each calendar year. A chronic medical condition is one that has been present for six months or longer, e.g. musculoskeletal conditions. Your GP will prepare  a Enhance Primary Care (EPC) and refer you to an allied practitioner such as footinjuryclinic if you qualify for treatment.

Are footinjuryclinic’s services covered by private health insurance?

If you have the appropriate level of private health insurance cover, you will receive a rebate for your podiatry consultation. We can claim most rebates on the spot for you through TYRO. To do so, we will need to swipe your health insurance card, so make sure you bring this with you to every consultation. If you need to know what the rebate will be before your consultation, contact your health fund directly to find out from them. All you need to pay is the ‘gap’. Alternatively, we can give a receipt and you can claim directly through your health fund.

I have reached my limit; when can I use my healthcare card again for rebates?

Health funds work on a calendar system with your new annual limit restarting on January 1st every year.

Do you accept EFTPOS and credit cards?

Yes. We accept cash, cheque and all credit cards including AMEX

I am a Workers’ Compensation patient. What do I need to bring with me to my first appointment?

If you are a WorkCover patient, we need the following at your initial appointment:

  • Your name and address
  • Employer’s name and contact details
  • Name of insurer
  • Claim number
  • Name and contact details of case manager
  • Injury date
  • Referring doctor’s name and contact details
  • Letter accepting liability from insurer

Do you accept members of Department of Veterans Affairs?

Yes, we do. Bring your DVA card and a referral from your doctor to your first appointment.

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