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Alice Springs Podiatry

Alice Springs Podiatry is committed to helping walk, run and stand without pain. We pride ourselves on providing a superior level of customer service and modern treatment techniques to locals and visitors to Alice Springs and surrounds.

Using advanced medical equipment and the latest techniques available in our field; we accurately diagnose and treat your foot, ankle and leg conditions.

Our friendly Alice Springs podiatrists go to great lengths to help you understand your condition and the full range of treatment options available to you. With individual attention and advanced treatment techniques for effective relief, we can help you find the true cause of your pain.

Our clinic is hygienic and all of our equipment cleaned stringently to exceed Australian standard.

If you want to live an active life, but pain in lower back, feet, ankles, lower legs, or knees is preventing you, call or email us to arrange an appointment today!

Alice Spring Podiatry Clinic—Podiatrists in NT

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30am–5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Location

We are conveniently located at 1/61 Smith Street, Alice Springs.

Parking

Off-street parking is available either at the front of the Alice Springs Podiatry clinic or at the rear of the building.

Payment

We offer on-the-spot health fund claims using HICAPS in addition to eftpos and credit card facilities. We welcome your call for any enquiries regarding our podiatry fees.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please call our Alice Springs Practice on (08) 8953 8822

FAQs

In most cases you won’t require a referral, unless you are a patient from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Supplementary Allied Health Services Scheme (SAHS), Work Cover Group or an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) patient.

A podiatrist treats foot, ankle and lower leg conditions and injuries, specialising in general foot care (corns, calluses, plantar warts, ingrown nails and nail care) and biomechanical podiatry (heel splints, big toe joint pain, bunions, lower back pain, hip and knee pain).
It varies depending on the case. Often a combination of mobilisation, manipulation and orthotics provides the best results.
Yes, we perform surgery for ingrown toenails under local anaesthetic at our clinic. We will assess your nail and determine whether surgery is the best treatment.
  • Medical records and x-rays from referring specialists/GPs that you’ve seen for the same condition
  • The footwear you usually wear
  • A pair of trainers/sneakers
  • List of medications you are currently taking
  • Shorts & t-shirt for a running/walking analysis
No, but you may be able to reclaim back a rebate from Medicare if you have been referred by your local GP. You will be provided with a receipt of payment and if you are eligible, Medicare will reimburse you.
Usually referred to as a biomechanical assessment, we use computerised technology to video you walking and running to check your gait. We will analyse the amount of pressure and pressure distribution through your foot while standing and walking. 3D laser scanning is used to make an accurate assessment of your foot. All these aspects will be taken into consideration when devising a treatment plan.
When we walk, the thigh bone (femur) naturally twists outwards for normal gait to occur. If you have flat feet, they tend to roll inwards (pronation) which forces the lower leg to rotate inwards. This means that when the foot contacts the ground, the lower leg is rotating inwards and the upper leg (femur) is rotating outwards. This creates ‘torque’ forces at the knee due to rotation occurring in opposite directions. The knee may become stressed and strained as it has to absorb these rotating forces and this can lead to injury. When flat feet roll in, there is also an inward rotation of the lower leg. This creates an abnormal, knock-knee position. Walking or running with knock knees can result in muscles becoming stretched and exerting their pull in the wrong directions, leading to knee injury.
When the feet have a very high arch and roll outwards (supination), they provide very little shock absorption for the body. This means that ground reaction forces that would usually be absorbed in the foot, ankle and leg are then passed higher up the body to the knee joint. This leads to an excessive increase in forces at the knee joint which can lead to overuse injuries.

A common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis. In these cases, the pain comes from overuse and degeneration and / or a tear in the plantar fascia at the point where it attaches to the heel bone. Although an injury can lead to heel pain, there rarely is a clear cause and effect association.

Heel pain can take the form of a sharp, burning or aching sensation. In most cases, the pain occurs on only one heel, although both feet can be affected. Men and women seem to be equally vulnerable; most patients are middle-aged people who tend to be overweight.

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