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Resource Directory - Podiatry

Overview

Podiatry deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Conditions treated include those arising from bone and joint disorders, neurological problems, circulatory diseases and soft tissue pathologies.

The Podiatrist can diagnose and treat any complication of these which may affect the lower limb. Foot injuries and infections through sport or other activities are also treated, along with common foot conditions such as ulcers, corns, calluses and ingrown toe nails.

Podiatry plays an important role in maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people. “At risk” patients also benefit from education, footwear advice and regular treatment for pedal complications.

Contact Details

 

Location 

The Podiatry Clinic is located at the Kirwan Campus
138 Thuringowa Drive Kirwan QLD 4817

 Postal Address  IMB 92, PO Box 670 Townsville QLD 4810
 Phone  Podiatrist: +61 7 4433 9500
 Facsimile  +61 7 4433 9501
 Clinical Hours  Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00 pm

 

Referral Process

From GP or other Medical Officer

Inpatients

Referrals can be made using the blue referral slips. Allied health Reception can be contacted during working hours on +61 7 4433 9500 between 3pm and 4pm on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and an urgent appointment requested. This is important so the patient can access Podiatry services before discharge.

Because of the limited Podiatry hours available, it is suggested that only those with definite foot pathologies, (eg, corns, ulcers, gryphotic nails, etc) should be referred.

Outpatients

Referrals can be made using the blue referral form. Referrals are also accepted from private practitioners. Appointments can then be made with the Podiatrist by ringing +61 7 4433 9500 between 3pm and 4pm on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Our Health Team

One part-time Podiatrist.
Hours available are Monday and Thursday from 1300 to 1600
 

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Last updated: 26 November 2014