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Experienced local podiatrist clinic

Our approach goes beyond symptom relief; we aim to identify the root causes of foot problems and implement evidence-based solutions that promote long-term foot health. By staying current with the latest developments in podiatry, we can offer the most advanced and innovative treatments available.

At the heart of our podiatry services is a genuine passion for helping our patients regain their mobility, find relief from discomfort, and enhance their overall quality of life. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment, where patients feel comfortable discussing their foot health and feel empowered to actively participate in their treatment journey.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

WE LISTEN

With our evidence based approach to health care means we don’t make any assumptions or take things for granted. We spend the time needed to listen and fully understand your health concerns so that we have a deep understanding of what you would like to achieve or get back to doing.

PERSONAL TREATMENT

We create an individualised treatment plan that goes through our 3 key steps to success: Explore,Preparation and Return.

THERAPY & MOVEMENT​

We can ensure great results for our clients when we apply our hands on manual therapy techniques and unique movement patterns which gives you a step by step treatment to prevent the pain from returning

AVOID QUICK FIXES

We will avoid situations where we are asked for a quick fix, we ensure we go through the cause of the problem, correct it and provide you the right education to prevent it from coming back. This takes time and we have a process that we have developed over many years.

LONG TERM SOLUTIONS

We don’t shy away from the fact that effective physiotherapy treatment takes time and requires a plan of sessions to do it. Other clinics may shy away from the multiple sessions and provide short term pain relief, only for it to return. We provide transparency from day one, there are no shortcuts and to effectively treat most pain issues will require long term solutions.

TESTIMONIALS

I recently finished up my physio at Switch Penshurst.

I found it to be a really positive experience, with a nice relaxed vibe, and a friendly, professional team. I needed some help with a few different issues and liked the approach of working through a plan towards a goal for each of the issues.

I had complete confidence and trust in my therapist, Tim, and would definitely go back if I injured something else. But let’s hope I don’t.

Leanne Hodgkiss
Physiotherapy in Penshurst

Switch have helped me overcome injury and partake in events that may not have been possible without their attention. Endurance training has often left me with aches and pains that are resolved with the help from the professional team at Switch. I highly recommend them.

Lorah Chetcuti
Physiotherapy at Concord

After suffering the worst injury I’ve had to date, that affected my active life severely I thought I would never play basketball or to the gym again. That’s until i met Matt at Switch Physio Concord. Not only did he help me get back onto my feet in a week. After 3 months post a minor achilles tear in my left ankle, i am running, training and feeling 100%. He has given me the confidence to myself and my abilities. Thank you Matt!

Ellie
Physiotherapy at Penshurst

Some of our podiatry client stories

Kiran's Foot Pain

Injury – Planter Fasciitis

What couldn’t Andy do because of the injury: I was unable to exercise. I love running, especially running for a few km’s yet was barely able to walk (hobble) a few metres. General mobility and bending over had been a challenge and I haven’t been unable to play to the fullest with my young son.

 

What was the key to getting help with this injury? Frequent appts with a clearly outlined treatment plan. 

 

How was your experience at Switch? Excellent approach. I actually thought I was going to see a physio for the pain as it was also in my calf but I was directed to Brigette instead. She explained the issue and what my treatment would look like and my options for orthotics if deemed necessary. 

 

Now that the injury has been attended to, what can you now do that was a struggle before? Within two months I was back to my daily walks, no pain and my new orthotics make all the difference. I understand the need to stretch daily and that if I have any concerns, I can call Brigette at any time for advice. Had I left it any longer, I don’t think I would have had such an excellent result. Brigette’s enthusiasm for what she does is infectious and I really appreciated her approach. 

Frequently asked questions about podiatry

Podiatry services focus on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various foot and lower limb conditions. These may include, but are not limited to, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns, diabetic foot care, and gait abnormalities. Our experienced podiatrists are equipped to address a wide range of foot-related issues and provide personalised care to meet your specific needs.

During a podiatry consultation, our skilled podiatrists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your foot and lower limb health. They will listen to your concerns, review your medical history, and perform various assessments to identify any potential issues. Based on the findings, they will develop a tailored treatment plan that may involve things such as custom orthotics, stretching exercises, footwear recommendations, or other appropriate treatments to address your condition effectively.

Podiatry services offer numerous benefits, including relief from foot pain, improved mobility and gait, prevention of foot-related complications, and enhanced overall foot health. Whether you are experiencing acute discomfort or seeking to maintain healthy feet for better quality of life, our podiatrists are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to help you achieve your foot health goals.

We are the conservative doctors of the foot and ankle meaning we specialise in treating injuries in that area. The only surgery we do is nail surgery.

 

Podiatrists can treat an array of different lower limb injuries including: 

– Plantar fasciitis; caused by weight gain, flat shoes or compensating from an injury on the other side
 
– Achilles tendinopathies; caused by running and kids playing sports
 
– Shin splints; caused by running or old shoes
 

– Ankle pain; caused by high intensity sport like netball, recurrent ankle sprains or flat feet

– Knee pain; from weight gain, just started running or using old shoes

– Osteoarthritis; from the cold weather or tight enclosed shoes

– Flat feet; that can cause heel pain from thongs or even lower back pain

At Switch we ensure that your first visit is all about you. Our experienced podiatrist will build a thorough case history, listening to all of the concerns you have with your lower limb that you’d like addressed. We will then conduct a personal assessment where your podiatrist will;

  • Be able to educate you on your diagnosis.
  • Give you a prognosis.
  • Begin to treat your issue.
  • Tailor a personal treatment plan to get you back feeling your best.

An initial podiatry appointment will include your first assessment that takes 45min.

Follow up podiatry consultations are usually 30min

You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. You may be eligible to claim up to 5 visits a year through Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care Plan for chronic injuries.

Diabetes commonly affects the lower limb in various ways. Reduced nerve sensation is a common side effect which can present itself as numbness, burning or tingling pain. People with diabetes can also experience callous build up and skin breakdown under the callous. A sports podiatrist can help redistribute the affected areas of pressure with correct fitting footwear and foot orthoses. 

In Australia and most other countries, podiatrists do not have an MD.

What conditions do podiatry services treat?

Podiatry services focus on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various foot and lower limb conditions. These may include, but are not limited to, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns, diabetic foot care, and gait abnormalities. Our experienced podiatrists are equipped to address a wide range of foot-related issues and provide personalised care to meet your specific needs.

What can I expect during a podiatry consultation?

During a podiatry consultation, our skilled podiatrists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your foot and lower limb health. They will listen to your concerns, review your medical history, and perform various assessments to identify any potential issues. Based on the findings, they will develop a tailored treatment plan that may involve things such as custom orthotics, stretching exercises, footwear recommendations, or other appropriate treatments to address your condition effectively.

How can podiatry services benefit me?

Podiatry services offer numerous benefits, including relief from foot pain, improved mobility and gait, prevention of foot-related complications, and enhanced overall foot health. Whether you are experiencing acute discomfort or seeking to maintain healthy feet for better quality of life, our podiatrists are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to help you achieve your foot health goals.

Is a podiatrist a real doctor?

We are the conservative doctors of the foot and ankle meaning we specialise in treating injuries in that area. The only surgery we do is nail surgery.

What conditions can podiatrists treat?

Podiatrists can treat an array of different lower limb injuries including: 

– Plantar fasciitis; caused by weight gain, flat shoes or compensating from an injury on the other side
 
– Achilles tendinopathies; caused by running and kids playing sports
 
– Shin splints; caused by running or old shoes
 

– Ankle pain; caused by high intensity sport like netball, recurrent ankle sprains or flat feet

– Knee pain; from weight gain, just started running or using old shoes

– Osteoarthritis; from the cold weather or tight enclosed shoes

– Flat feet; that can cause heel pain from thongs or even lower back pain

What will a podiatrist do on my first visit?

At Switch we ensure that your first visit is all about you. Our experienced podiatrist will build a thorough case history, listening to all of the concerns you have with your lower limb that you’d like addressed. We will then conduct a personal assessment where your podiatrist will;

  • Be able to educate you on your diagnosis.
  • Give you a prognosis.
  • Begin to treat your issue.
  • Tailor a personal treatment plan to get you back feeling your best.

How long does a podiatry appointment take?

An initial podiatry appointment will include your first assessment that takes 45min.

Follow up podiatry consultations are usually 30min

Does Medicare require a referral to see a podiatrist?

You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. You may be eligible to claim up to 5 visits a year through Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care Plan for chronic injuries.

What does a podiatrist do for diabetes?

Diabetes commonly affects the lower limb in various ways. Reduced nerve sensation is a common side effect which can present itself as numbness, burning or tingling pain. People with diabetes can also experience callous build up and skin breakdown under the callous. A sports podiatrist can help redistribute the affected areas of pressure with correct fitting footwear and foot orthoses. 

Do podiatrists have an MD?

In Australia and most other countries, podiatrists do not have an MD.

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