Podiatry is available at our Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast clinic. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists treat patients of all ages including children and the elderly.
The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.
Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.
Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the plantar surface (underside) of the heels where the plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus (heel bone). Common causes of plantar fasciitis on the Gold Coast would be from overuse activities such as walking, running and playing sport. Read more…
Heel Spurs – Often mistaken for the cause of patient’s pain because of the often large, sharp appearance of the spur on an xray of the feet. Pain is usually however associated with the condition called Plantar Fasciitis (see above) which is micro-tearing of the plantar fascia at the sight of the plantar heel. Read More…
Foot pain, heel pain, knee pain
Fat Pad Syndrome
Hallux Abducto Valgus (Bunions)
Achilles Enthesopathy – Inflammation of the site where the Achilles tendon attached into the calcaneus (back of heel). Read more…
Sinus Tarsi Syndome
Sever’s Disease – Sever’s disease also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common condition situated at the back of the heels in children usually aged between 9 and 13 years old. Read More…
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Medial Tibial Stress Syndome
Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction
Patello-femoral knee pain
Shock wave Therapy is now being used by our Podiatrist, Aleks to help treat various soft tissue injuries of the lower limb. It’s particularly useful for chronic Achilles Tendonopathy and Plantar Fasciitis. A shockwave is an intense, short energy wave that travels faster than the speed of sound and, when applied to areas of pain, it is thought to stimulate new blood vessels and nerve cells which promotes faster healing time.
This therapy is best used in conjunction with other therapies and is especially useful in those stubborn soft tissue conditions that are not responding to usual methods of treatment. It is not recommended as a sole treatment option and should be discussed more with your Physiotherapist or Podiatrist for possible contraindications before considering this as an viable option.
Aleks Baruksopulo graduated with his Podiatry degree in 2007. He has gained experience in all aspects of Podiatry practice including sports injuries of the lower limb, biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, orthotic therapy, footwear assessments and recommendations, diabetic foot assessments and treatment of conditions of the toe nails and skin.His areas of special interests are in biomechanical assessments, gait analysis, sports injuries, running shoe recommendations and dry needling of the feet. Aleks now also offers Shockwave Therapy.Having worked in sports medicine clinics since the start of his career he has been lucky to have worked alongside other allied health professional such physiotherapists, sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and massage therapists. This has given him experience in the holistic approach to treating patients and improving their injury outcomes.Over the years he has treated a number of senior and junior athletes from a range of different sports including Rugby League, Rugby Union, Touch Football, AFL, Soccer, Long distance running, Athletics, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Boxing, Weightlifting and Shooting. His highest profile athlete he has treated is Damon Kelly the Commonwealth Games Weightlifting gold medallist.
He has always been involved in sport since a young age competing in a number of sports such as Basketball, Running, Swimming, Rowing, Surf Boats and Triathlons. His current activities are Surfing and Running.
This service is available at the following locations
We are “Members Choice” and“Members First” provider physiotherapists (at our Broadbeach clinic), for Medibank Private and BUPA, respectively. This means that you have less out of pocket expenses for your treatment.
This page is up to date to our best knowledge, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation so we apologise for any potential delay in updating this information.
We want to reassure all our patients that we are following stringent infection control procedures in our clinic, and screen all people coming into the clinic, to exclude any patients that have any signs or symptoms consistent with Covid-19, as well as screening any patients that should be in isolation ie recently returned from overseas, or have been advised to isolate due to recent exposure with a known Covid-19 patient.
All our staff have now completed the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training.
What are we doing to minimise risk?
Screening patients for risk factors over the phone or through text messages before they attend appointments. Those with risk factors or symptoms are advised not to attend & to seek medical advice.
Hand sanitiser station at the front of the building must be used before you enter.
Following stringent infection control measures within the clinic. This includes
Disinfecting all beds, door handles, EFTPOS machine before and after each patient use.
Linen changed between each patient and commonly touched surfaces through the practice are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
Minimising the distances between clients in the waiting room- some chairs are outside undercover.
We have advised our team members not to come to work if they have cold or flu-like symptoms.
We are following all Department of Health recommendations for our type of business.
On the 30th March 2020 – the Australian government issued a statement that “People aged over 70, aged over 60 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.”
The decision to come in for physiotherapy treatment really is an individual one – if you feel that your treatment is medically necessary, and are comfortable with the risks of leaving your home and coming to physiotherapy, then rest assured that when you attend our physiotherapy clinic, we are following our strict infection control processes and doing everything we can to minimise your risk whilst in our care. However, we completely understand if you are not comfortable with coming in for treatment.
We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.
We are monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments to our business as we are further informed. Our priority is the health & well being of our patients and our staff. Thanks for your understanding.