At Local Podiatry we cater for all ages and treat a number of various conditions. We are conveniently located upstairs in the Big W building of The Marketplace
Gungahlin and 10 minutes from Canberra CBD. We are now also in the new OCHRE Medical Centre in Bruce.
Bio-mechanical & Gait Assessment A bio-mechanical examination involves having the patient standing and lying down, examining
their joint range of movement and assessing muscle strength and flexibility.
Video gait analysis allows us to examine the feet and legs with the patient walking or running on a treadmill. This helps us identify any functional
foot faults and allows us to plan a treatment program. We are the FIRST AND ONLY podiatry clinic in Canberra with an on-site mill that can manufacture
SAME DAY CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, so we can guarantee fast delivery and exceptional quality.
Our podiatrists work closely with other health professionals and footwear companies to keep you mobile and comfortable.
Orthotics are shoe inserts designed to help re-align, support and improve the function of the foot. Orthotics fit comfortably in your shoes and may be
prescribed for the treatment of foot or lower limb conditions.
At Local PodiatryR we have introduced into Canberra the latest orthotic technology known as OrthemaTM, which is a system where your foot is scanned
in its ideal position, a computer model is created and designed to suit your prescription, followed by the manufacture of a customised orthotic device.
Ask us about same day custom orthotics.
We provide advice on the type of footwear your chosen activity requires. Finding the correct pair of shoes for you will improve your foot health. At Local
PodiatryR we work closely with footwear specialty stores.
The benefits of orthotics and appropriate footwear include:
- Relief from painful foot problems, especially for those who walk or stand for long hours at work, or in everyday activities.
- Improve balance and posture.
- Improve athletic performance.
- Alter any abnormal foot function.
- Alleviate knee, hip and back pain.
- Help maintain the normal positioning of the bones in the foot, as well as the ankles and knees.
- Can provide additional shock absorption.
We provide advice on stretching exercises that will gently lengthen your tight muscles and tendons. An increase in flexibility may improve your performance
in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion. Stretching also increases
blood flow to the muscle.
Through our examinations we can identify the areas of your tight muscles and tendons and will advise you with stretching exercises.
General Treatment is the removal of painful lesions such as ingrown toenails, corns and callouses. These lesions need to be removed to ensure comfortable
walking. Our treatment adheres to strict aseptic technique and all instruments are autoclaved and handled in a sterile environment, in accordance
with the National Infection Control Guidelines.