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7 Common Foot Complaints That Happen To Your Feet As We Age

July 20, 2022

Seniors week is a celebration of all that it is to age gracefully,  and sometimes disgracefully. Keeping active and mobile can assist you with your long-term health as well as getting you into some mischief!  Feet carry you everywhere over your lifetime. Pretty much everything else about your body has changed in that time, so…

What to expect during a Diabetic Foot Risk Assessment?

June 27, 2022

When you go to any health care professional, it is always daunting. At ProMed we want you to feel comfortable prior to visit and want to help you understand what happens during a diabetes foot risk assessment. Prior to your consultation, we will email you a questionnaire. The questionnaire is designed to assist your Podiatrist…

Can Diabetes Affect Your Feet?

June 27, 2022

Having diabetes increases your risk of developing diabetes related complications including nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), or poor circulation (peripheral vascular disease). It may also cause changes to your joints, muscles, skin health, hair growth and ability to heal. These complications may increase your risk of developing ulcers that may even lead to amputations. What Are…

Slippers – A Real Dilemma!

May 9, 2022

Every year we have many patients ask us to recommend an appropriate slipper for their foot health needs. Over the past few years we have been researching slippers but have not been 100% satisfied with the slippers on the market. This year we have researched and found an alternative to the humble slipper. Let me…

What are the Best Socks for your Feet?

May 9, 2022

There are socks and then there are SOCKS! There is nothing worse than socks that bunch, scrunch, slide down or cut into your foot! A comfy sock can either make your day or break your day!  Before selecting a sock there are several things you need to consider: What activity are the socks to be…

What is a Medical Pedicure?

April 6, 2022

Tired aching feet? Working hard? Exercising hard? Our feet do a lot for us and deserve to be pampered. A Deluxe Medical Pedicure is what you need! What Is A Deluxe Medical Pedicure? A Deluxe Medical Pedicure is a relaxing session utilising a Magnesium Soak, Medical Pedicure, and a Paraffin wax treatment. MAGNESIUM SOAK Relax,…

5 Steps to Strong Fit Feet

April 6, 2022

Your feet are an engineering masterpiece, let’s keep them that way! The 66 joints that make up your feet affect every joint right up to your neck. Neglecting our feet over time can lead to foot pain and discomfort all over your body. Below are ProMed’s 5 tips for maintaining healthy, strong feet: Stretch your…

Masks Update – Mandatory in Health Care Settings

March 28, 2022

The State government recently reviewed their mask mandate. Even though restrictions have been reduced, there are still some areas where the wearing of masks are still mandatory. They include: Required in healthcare settings, residential aged care, disability accommodation, on public transport, in prisons, detention centres, airports and on planes Required for visitors to healthcare settings, but…

Foot Pain Treatments – What is Inferential Therapy?

March 28, 2022

Interferential therapy (IFT) is one of the various types of physical therapy used at ProMed Podiatry Clinic. We use this type of therapy in four clinical applications. This type of therapy helps to relieve pain, stimulate muscles, increase local blood flow, and reduce oedema. Your Podiatrist will place electrodes on your skin around the injured body…

Foot Pain: Diagnosis

March 28, 2022

Foot pain diagnosis is all about working out what is causing your pain so we know how to treat it effectively. One of the simplest ways to approach foot pain diagnosis is to start by thinking about where exactly the pain is. From there, we can focus on specific symptoms to work out what is…