Custom Foot Orthotics (Arch Supports)
At our Mackay and Sarina clinics, we are able to design and make orthotics that are comfortable and very effective at treating many of the most common foot injuries. Custom orthotics are suitable for people of all ages and walks of life, from little kids, to avid sports people, to weary workers, to mature matriarchs!
Custom orthotics are very useful for conditions such as heel pain (spurs), arch pain, and leg pain, among many other conditions. As we are the only profession exclusively trained to use orthotics to treat injuries, private health funds recognise this and will generally cover this treatment under your "extras" cover.
Video Gait Analysis
At Pioneer Podiatry, we use this advanced form of motion analysis to assist in diagnosing complex motion related issues of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back.
Video gait analysis is particularly useful in helping to diagnose conditions associated with running or sport, as well as painful foot and leg conditions that are termed ‘overuse’ in nature. This assessment is routinely performed by our specially trained podiatrists during this form of consultation.
Ingrowing Nail Surgery
If you've had an ingrowing toenail before, this problem needs no introduction! At Pioneer Podiatry, we specialise in the best and most painless treatments for this condition. We can give you instant relief for most cases, and we also have permanent procedures to prevent it from ever reoccurring.
Podiatrists are as qualified to treat ingrowing nails as dentists are qualified to fix a toothache! Don't suffer with unnecessary pain any longer.
Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy
Pioneer Podiatry is the only practice in the Mackay region to offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for the effective and long lasting treatment of many foot and leg conditions, including heel pain, heel spurs, Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis.
ESWT delivers focused shock waves to the body. It ensures a gentle and efficient treatment with pneumatically (compressed) generated shockwaves, which are transmitted into the area of pain through a handpiece.
Clinical Acupuncture/ Dry Needling
Dry needling is an effective treatment used to treat musculoskeletal (muscle, joint, bone, or fascia) pain. Once this pain becomes chronic, it is often associated with tender ‘trigger’ points (musculoskeletal trigger points) usually situated in the muscle belly, muscle insertion, muscle-tendon junction or fascia. At Pioneer Podiatry, clients can experience this painless, effective treatment for their chronic pain.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT)
Foot Mobilisation Technique is a treatment that uses gentle, pain free mobilisation of specific foot and ankle joints that may have become stiff and lack normal movement. Regular FMT aims to gradually restore proper movement and get the feet working the way they should. When your feet function correctly, everything works better!
FMT works best when it is combined with stretching and strengthening exercises and, at Pioneer Podiatry, we often use it in conjunction with Custom Orthotic Therapy for improving treatment results.
The feet are one of the most important factors in good sports performance. Foot and leg injuries are very common in sports and we specialise in treating many, many, many athletes every week with lots of injuries (foot, leg, knee, hip, everything!).
If an injury in your foot or leg is slowing you down, come and see us for a comprehensive assessment. In sports medicine, we use video gait analysis to assess your running style to pinpoint the specific issues that may be contributing to your injury. This allows us to confidently treat the actual cause of your injury, and not just mask the symptoms.
It can be hard to get good footwear advice! Sometimes you walk into a shoe shop to see a huge wall with hundreds of different styles, designs, and colours! How do you make the right decision for your feet, your sport, your job, your life?
Easy. Come and see us, the foot health experts, for a full assessment and footwear prescription. We have a network of great footwear suppliers and we can source specific shoes for really tricky feet.
As podiatrists, we have seen absolutely everything that could ever go wrong with a foot. Our clinics provide the full scope of clinical podiatry including comprehensive foot assessments, various treatments and surgery. We provide diabetic foot assessments, we treat corns and calluses, we love fixing ingrowing toenails and we diagnose and treat skin conditions such as Tinea Pedis (athlete’s foot/fungal infections), psoriasis, among many other things.
If your feet need help, let us know.
Diabetic Risk Assessment
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of getting serious foot complications. The good news is... all diabetic foot problems are preventable! And, as they say, prevention is better than cure!
If you want a team of highly experienced podiatrists to manage your diabetic foot care, give us a call at Pioneer Podiatry. We accept TCA EPC Care Plan referrals from your doctor. If you need any details about this scheme, please call our clinics.