Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs

Get on your feet with podiatry

Don’t put up with foot pain or problems – we have ways to treat or manage issues so you can get back on your feet.

Podiatry is vital in the management of foot health and prevention of long term health complications.

Our experts deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

We assess your feet to treat a range of issues which may be affecting your overall health:

  • Diabetes
  • Biochemical
  • Vascular (circulation)
  • Neurological (nerves)
  • Footwear
  • Children’s feet
  • Skin and nails

Depending on your assessment, our treatments may include one or more:

  • Care for skin and nail disorders
  • Wound care and management
  • Orthotics (insoles)
  • Exercise advice
  • Nail surgery
  • Padding, strapping and taping
  • Dry needling
  • Advice about self care, footwear or physical activity

What do I need to do?
Everyone is welcome to make an appointment with cohealth Podiatry. No referral is required.

Health professionals can make contact about new referrals via our health and support services team on 9448 5521 or via email.

Due to high demand on Podiatry services, clients are prioritised according to medical history and circumstances. Priority complaints (current foot ulcer, wound, soft tissue infection) are seen within 3 days and all other presenting complaints between 3 and 8 weeks.

If you are eligible for WorkCover, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Transport Accident Commission Claims or have private health insurance, you may be referred to a private podiatrist in the local area.

What will it cost me?
A fee may be payable for this service. Go to our fees page for more information.

Service is provided free of charge for homeless/outreach services from cohealth Central City, Fitzroy and Nicholson Street sites.

Diabetes services

 Diabetes education service for people living with diabetes or at high risk of developing diabetes

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