SPORT AND PODIATRY
There are many symptoms that your experiences during sport and physical activity such as aches, strains and pains in the feet legs, legs, knees and even lower back that may be due to abnormal foot function.
When we place our bodies under the physical stress and strain of exercise, imbalances in our feet and legs that remains unnoticed during our daily activities can give rise to injuries.
Its a good idea to visit a Podiatrist for a full gait and biomechanical assessment before entering into any sports program involving the feet and the legs, to make sure the bodies connection with the ground is in proper working order.
Imbalances in the lower limb and feet causing sporting injuries can be accurately assessed and diagnosed and treated by Podiatrists via biomechanical control, strengthening, stretching and various taping methods, and footwear recommendations.
For those who are wanting to undertake a new sporting activity, or are coming back to sport and exercise after injury, we can write a return to sport program for you to follow so you can do the things you like to do pain free and without the concern of re injury.
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.