CHILDREN AND PODIATRY
Children's feet differ from those of adults as they are not yet fully formed.
" Don't worry - they'll grow out of it" is a common response to parents concerns about the development of their children's feet or legs.
In some cases this can be true, however as children grow their feet and legs undergo various stages of development. As Podiatrist we are able to advise you on wear your child's development falls within the normal limits for their age, or if they require some intervention or treatment.
Don't dismiss your child's consistent complaints of aches as "just growing pains" . The reasons for this can sometimes be due to poor foot and leg posture. Flat feet, intoed, bow-legged and knock-knees are some conditions that are worth assessing.
It is not necessary to obtain a referral for your child to see our Podiatrists at By the Bay. Most private health insurance funds cover podiatry services under their ancillary tables. You can also speak to your local GP about an EPC plan which is a Medicare subsidized scheme by which the majority of the fees are covered by Medicare.
We accept all major health insurance and government management plans.
You do not need a doctors referral to make an appointment at By the Bay Podiatry. Most private health funds cover Podiatric services and orthotics under their ancillary tables.
By the Bay Podiatry accepts Enhanced Primary Care Plans "EPC", Team Care Arrangement or chronic disease management plan which is a set up by your doctor through Medicare. There is a gap payment of $15 for an initial consult and $7 for follow up consults. Consult with your GP to find out whether you would be eligible for this scheme.
For return service men and women or DVA patients whether on a gold or white card need to obtain a doctors referral for their appointments and other services we can provide to be claimed under the Department of Veteran affairs.
We also accept work cover, TAC and NDIS health scheme patients.