Podiatry is a specialised branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing conditions related to the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Podiatrists at Rivergum Medical Centre are trained healthcare professionals who can help you and your family maintain healthy feet and address foot-related issues that can affect the rest of the body.


The Benefits of Podiatry for All Ages

Podiatry for Children

Podiatrist examining a patient's foot.

Early podiatric care is important for children as it ensures proper development of their feet and ankles. Podiatry at Rivergum can address concerns like flat feet, gait abnormalities, and toe-walking, which, if left untreated, may lead to more complex issues in adulthood.

Podiatry for Adults

Adults often benefit from podiatric care to manage conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, ingrown toenails, and diabetic foot care. Regular visits to a Rivergum Village Medical Centre podiatrist can alleviate pain, prevent worsening foot problems, and improve your overall mobility and quality of life.

Podiatry for Elderly Adults

As we age, foot health becomes increasingly important. Podiatrists at Rivergum Village Medical Centre can play an essential role in managing conditions like arthritis, balance issues, skin and nail disorders, and foot complications associated with diabetes. Proper foot care can significantly reduce the risk of falls and related injuries among the elderly.

Conditions Treated by Podiatrists

Podiatrists are trained to treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions including but not limited to:

  • Sports injuries
  • Heel pain
  • Nail disorders
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Wounds and infections

What to Expect at Your Podiatry Appointment

During your podiatry appointment, your podiatrist will thoroughly examine your feet and ankles, discuss any concerns you may have, and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Podiatry at Rivergum Village Medical Centre

photo of Joel Joseph Podiatrist

Joel Joseph, an experienced podiatrist at Rivergum Medical Centre, specialises in comprehensive foot health care treatment — particularly biomechanics, diabetic foot care and children’s foot health. His treatment aims to empower his patients to enhance their personal health and fitness, facilitating easier mobility. At your appointment, you can expect compassionate care and professional advice aimed at improving your foot health.

Booking an appointment with Joel Joseph is easy. Simply visit our website at Rivergum Medical Centre or call our friendly reception staff.

Contact Rivergum Village Medical Centre

Whether you’re seeking preventative care, treatment for an existing condition, or specialised diabetic foot care, Joel Joseph and the team at Rivergum Village Medical Centre are here to support you to put your best foot forward.

For more information about our podiatry services or to schedule an appointment with a GP or specialist, please visit Rivergum Village Medical Centre or contact us at (03) 9407 8500.

Prioritise your foot health, contact Rivergum Village Medical Centre today!

Learn more about podiatry from the Australian Podiatry Association.

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