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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.

Aleks Baruksopulo is available at Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre. For more information, see Burleigh Heads Podiatry.

 

Conditions Podiatry can help with

  • 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 Spur from heelthatpain.com

    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
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Hallux Abducto Valgus (Bunions)
  • Claw toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Achilles Enthesopathy – Inflammation of the site where the Achilles tendon attached into the calcaneus (back of heel). Read more…
  • Peroneal Enthesopathy
  • 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
  • Cuboid Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndome
  • Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction
  • Patello-femoral knee pain

Shockwave Therapy

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.

Our Podiatry Gurus

Aleks Baruksopulo

Podiatrist

This service is available at the following locations

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Our Response to Covid-19

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.

TELEHealth Consultations

We are offering telehealth consults and home visits (where suitable) for patients who cannot attend our clinic.

Read more about TELEhealth Consultations here.

Staying Healthy

  • Wash your hands often (and for 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Cough into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing practices – Avoiding close contact with others, such as touching, including shaking hands
  • Limit contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick and encourage employees to stay home when sick
  • Get 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to help your immune system stay strong
Please stay safe and take care of each other!

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.

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