When would a mobile podiatry appointment be required?
There are a number of scenarios which would warrant a mobile podiatry appointment, the most common situation is where individuals require foot & nail care and have difficulty accessing appointments in the community. Additionally, individuals with certain conditions and comoorbidities may be at greater risk of developing foot conditions which require closer attention. They include:
- Individuals with diabetes
- Arthritic foot conditions
- Individuals with peripheral neuropathy
- Individuals with mobility issues who have issues with mobility to provide appropriate footcare for themselves
- Individuals with disabilities who have difficulties with foot selfcare
What foot conditions can a mobile podiatrist help with:
Mobile podiatrists are able to help with a range of foot conditions which include:
- Ingrown toe nails
- Heel and arch pain
- Skin problems
- Balance issues
- Appropriate recommendation of orthotics
How frequently are podiatry services required?
The frequency of podiatry services will depend on the specific condition. Some conditions may require close monitor and attention every 1-2 weeks whilst routine/ general podiatric treatments can occur every few months.
In generaly most individuals who require mobile podiatry services receive care every 6-8 weeks.
What other services do individuals who receive mobile podiatry usually receive?
Individuals who receive mobile podiatry also receive a range of other services from our allied health team. This includes: