A podiatrist is an allied health professional specialising in treating the foot. Also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, podiatrists assess, diagnose, and treat the foot, ankle, and connecting parts of the leg. They may further specialise in areas of interest such as sports medicine, surgery, paediatrics, diabetes, biomechanics, Arthritis, and gerontology.Typically, patients will visit a podiatrist when they have a pain in their foot or a fungal problem such as ingrown toenails, corns, or cracked heels. Podiatrists can
also help with diabetes and related foot issues, as well as gait disorders or problems with
walking, running, and posture.
Podiatrists are often trained in multiple recovery techniques, footwear modifications, and minor surgical procedures. Depending on your condition, they may recommend treatments such as laser podiatry, ingrown toenail surgery, or orthotics
Using a comprehensive knowledge of injury management and rehabilitation of foot-related injuries and issues, a podiatrist will be able to prevent and correct any structural issues or deformities within the foot, help keep patients mobile and active, relieve pain, and treat infections. Our feet house a quarter of the bones in our entire bodies, so looking after them is important, and regular podiatrist appointments will help keep them in great condition.
Podiatrists typically offer a range of services depending on a
patient’s needs and the costs will vary accordingly. They may treat ingrown toenails, calluses,
fallen arches, heel spurs, and injuries with both surgical and non-surgical methods. Each
practitioner will have their own fee structure, so we encourage you to check with your provider
directly before making an appointment.
The average cost of a podiatrist within Australia ranges from $65 to $95. More time may be required during a patient's initial appointments for the diagnostic stage, often costing more than follow-up appointments and typically ranging from $80 to $140.
podiatry clinics also offer additional treatments dependent upon the severity of the condition. Some examples include:
It is here where No Knot Club members will find the most benefit. With No Knot Club membership, you save a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% off the cost of podiatrist appointments.
If you are getting problems due to high arches, flat feet , fungal issues,
or other foot-related ailments, a podiatrist can help. The cost of a podiatrist treatment will vary
according to your condition. During your initial appointment, your podiatrist will analyse your body
function while standing, walking and running, taking note of your posture, gait, and balance. Following
this procedure, known as a biomechanical assessment, they will then suggest possible treatments. As every
patient is unique,
the cost of treatment can vary according to several different factors:
• The Type of Treatment – The problem that you are having with your feet, as well as any surgery or footwear modifications needed, will inform your treatment plan which will affect the cost of seeing a podiatrist.
• The Number of Sessions Required – The number of sessions for your podiatric treatment plan can vary greatly depending on the nature of your visit. Your podiatrist will always tell you their best estimate as to how many visits your specific injury or condition will require before commencing your treatment.
• Age– As we age, we lose the amount of fat in our feet, placing more pressure on the bones. We can also lose some strength in our ligaments and tendons, making us more injury-prone. Some may also develop arthritic conditions with age. Older patients may require more regular podiatrist appointments, and this will increase the overall cost of your podiatric care.
• Activities– Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, if you are an active person it is important to get your feet checked regularly. Sport and exercise, while great for our overall health, can place a lot of pressure on our joints and ligaments, making us more prone to injury if our feet are not functioning correctly.
• Your health insurance– Podiatrist services may be included as part of your extras cover. Your health insurance policy will inform the exact reduced cost of your treatment. No Knot Club membership can be used alongside your health insurance policy, reducing your out-of-pocket cost even more!
Our partnered podiatrists commit to
providing No Knot Club members with a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% reduction on the cost of every
At No Knot Club, it is our goal to help you to feel better while spending less. If your condition, pain, or strain requires podiatry, here are some examples of how No Knot Club membership may reduce the cost of your treatments:
|Appointment type||Regular patients pay||Example No Knot Club fees||Treatment savings per visit|
|Initial Appointment||$80-$140||$64-$112||$16-$28 saving!|
|Follow-up Appointments||$65-$95||$52-$76||$13-$19 saving!|
|Ingrown toenail surgery||$250-$500||$200-$400||$50-$100 saving!|
|Custom orthotics||$750-$900||$600-$720||$150-$180 saving!|
|CFA (mid-range) orthotics||$400-$600||$320-$480||$80-$120 saving!|
Clinical Podiatry: A generalised podiatric appointment that includes a comprehensive foot assessment, biomechanical assessment, professional diagnosis, and treatment for your condition. Typical items assessed during a clinical podiatry session include a diabetic screening and footcare advice, circulation issues, gait and posture, and the need for surgery.
orthotics: Custom foot orthotics are shoe inserts designed to support the natural shape of the foot, to help with ankle pressure and weight distribution, and to improve general foot function. There are different types of orthotics to suit all budgets and No Knot Club can help reduce the costs of all orthotics! Podiatrists use computer-aided methods to manufacture your custom orthotics with precise measurements. Typically, custom orthotics will be the most supportive footwear modification and provide the most
Fungal Nail Infection Laser Treatment: Modern developments in technology mean that treatment of painful fungal infections no longer requires the use of creams, lacquers, or sprays. Hot or cold laser treatments are now used to easily and effectively penetrate the nail to treat the fungal cells. The treatment is safe, pain-free, and has no side effects
Shockwave Therapy: A non-invasive, pain-free, and effective solution for patients suffering from chronic, sub-acute and acute pain disorders in their feet. The procedure involves the use of high-energy acoustic wave pulses that are able to reach the painful areas underneath the skin. It can provide immediate pain relief and promote tendon repair within the body. Shockwave therapy works by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels into the tissues, promoting growth factors, increasing cell proliferation, decreasing inflammation and mobilising stem cells. The acoustic waves used in Shockwave therapy interact with the tissue, accelerating tissue repair and cell growth, resulting in reduced pain and increased mobility. The body's natural healing process continues after the prescribed course of shockwave therapy.
It's simple, your body will tell you. But we don't always hear it calling. If you are experiencing pain in your feet, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or Arthritis, loss of balance; or if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs, then it might be time to see a No Knot Club podiatrist.
Our No Knot Club Podiatrists will tailor a specific program according
to your individual issues and needs. The number of times you may need to see your podiatrist will
vary accordingly. During your initial consultation, your podiatrist will sit with you to discuss
your case and run through your options, including an estimated appointment frequency and length
of recovery time.
However, it is not uncommon for your recovery journey to take several months of treatment. Your body's natural healing process can be supported and aided, but not rushed. We at No Knot Club understand that the cost of recurring podiatry sessions over several months can add up quickly and become a burden during an already difficult time. We believe in a multidisciplinary health approach for everyone. That's why our carefully selected No Knot Club Podiatrists are reducing the cost of podiatry for everyone. By joining No Knot Club you'll gain access to our network of professional podiatrists and unlock a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% discount with every single appointment made.
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