The health of your feet have a large impact on your quality of life. Lord Street Podiatry provides the full scope of clinical podiatry treatments attending to a range of conditions such as:
Thickened hard to cut nails
Corns, calluses, blisters
Cracked heels and dry skin
Orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis they might even help you avoid surgery to fix flat feet.
Here at Lord street Podiatry we have (over the years) perfected the soft orthotic. We use the Sidas direct moulding technology gel bed to imprint the foot, cast the orthotic, make specific alterations and "BAM" finished ready to walk out the door.
• No messy plaster casts required
• Soft full-length foot orthotics
• Soft leather or padded covers available.
• Our orthotics fit any shoe type from athletic to dress shoes to football or works boots – even ballet slippers.
• Our orthotics require little or no wearing-in period so you can feel the benefits of our soft orthotics immediately
Benefits of custom-made soft orthotics include:
Support your feet and legs whenever weight bearing to increase confidence and balance.
Improve chronic and acute sports injuries.
Improve weight distribution and posture.
Optimise shoe fit and comfort and absorb shock.
Alter abnormal foot functioning position to correct many common foot ailments or prevent them from getting worse.
Help your child's feet grow in more neutral or anatomically aligned position.
Eliminates low back pain from leg length inequalities.
Improve your balance.
The potential effects of diabetes on the feet are often mis-understood or ignored. Diabetes affects the feet in two main ways: Nerve damage, where you may experience pins and needles, numbness, burning or loss of feeling and Poor blood flow to the feet and lower limb.
Diabetes Australia recommends at least 1 review annually by a qualified podiatrist to assess your foot health status.
At Lord Street Podiatry we take the time to explain, educate and help you understand how and why foot complications happen and ways to prevent them from developing. We encorage our patients with diabetes to adopt a proactive aproach so they can manage their diabetes and continue to "Move Well, Live Well".
Children’s feet are complex structures. They differ from adults feet as the immature bone structure results in the child’s foot being highly flexible and soft. This often results in children having a flat foot during the early stages of walking. However, the immature foot undergoes various stages of development as the child grows. There may be cause for concern if your child remains flat-footed.
You should contact us if:
Your child complains of tired or sore legs and/or feet
You or a family member notice something “different” in the way your child walks
Your child isn’t walking at 18 months
Your child trips over or falls a lot compared to children of the same age
Never dismiss your child’s consistent complaints as “growing pains.”
They may be signs of abnormal foot and leg problems. In most cases the earlier a child’s problem is diagnosed and treated the easier and more successful the treatment will be.
The biomechanics and mobility of your feet is essential to living your every day life.
Mobilization is a treatment that improves the balance and movement of your feet, reducing any pain or discomfort. Symptoms can include low range of motion (including from arthritis), joint pain (including ankles), stiffness, inflammatory and noninflammatory pain (can be caused from previous injuries).
Biomechanical Assessments observe the lower limbs and their structure, strength, weaknesses and alignment. Pain or discomfort can be experienced in the muscles, tendons and fascia from both either internal or external forces such as joint movement, footwear, injury, ect. Common symptoms include heel pain, Achilles pain, knee pain, forefoot pain, shin splints, back pain, planter fasciitis and leg length difference. Biomechanical Assessments allows us to guide you through a management plan to control and improve the biomechanics of your feet through the use of orthotics, soft tissue therapy, exercise plans, trigger point dry needling or joint mobilization depending on your case.
These pamper-like treatments are performed by our popular Podiatry Assistant Diane from Monday to Thursday.
Paraffin Wax Baths promote the circulation of blood flow in your feet, encouraging optimum podiatry health. Diane dips your feet into a soothing warm scented wax, wraps your feet in therapy socks and allows it to sit for 5-10 minutes whilst you sit back and relax. Diane then peels off the wax, leaving your feet feeling refreshed and smooth. For the ultimate treatment, opt for a massage to finish off your pamper session.
Touch Therapy Massages is highly recommended to anyone as it is a relaxing treatment that releases the muscular tension in your feet, and connecting to other stressed parts of your body. Diane is known as the miracle worker with her massages, having a strong passion in all-round health and podiatry nerve endings. Massages with Diane can be booked in either as one appointment, or combined with a wax bath.
Your Medical Pedicure may be claimed on your private health insurance if you have podiatry cover.
Heel pain is the most common musculoskeletal condition that podiatrists treat. It is estimated that approximately 10 per cent of the population will suffer heel pain at some point in their lifetime.
Heel pain is a generic term used to describe a number of conditions that affect the heel. These conditions include Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and severs disease. The most common condition being plantar fasciitis.
The plantar fascia is a strong band of connective tissue that runs from the sole of the heel to the ball of the foot. Its role in the foot structure is to provide structural integrity and strength to the arch of the foot. Overuse of this ligament can result in micro tearing of the ligament and chronic inflammation which leads to pain. In severe or chronic cases this may be associated with a heel spur. Pain is usually felt during the first steps after rest or upon rising. It may also be associated with long periods of weight bearing or changes in activity. If left untreated this condition can lead to tearing or potential rupture of the plantar fascia requiring surgery and months long rehabilitation.
Ingrown toenails is a very common cause of toe discomfort and can be permanently controlled through a thorough procedure of Ingrown Toenail Surgery. Our podiatrists have undergone specific training in the surgical correction of painful ingrown toenails.
The process is usually initiated with an appointment to assess the ingrown toenail, then booking of an hour long appointment to perform the surgery, followed by a redress-review appointment. The surgery and redress-review appointments are a cost which can be reimbursed through an EPC/AHMR GP referral. Treatment is performed in-chair in-clinic with a simple walk-in walk-out treatment.
Lord Street Podiatry has provided relief to many ingrown-nail affected patients, and continues to provide satisfaction to all clients of any discomfort. For any questions, we can provide a handout to allay any of your concerns or questions regarding nail surgery.
Lower-Limb Dry Needling is a popular treatment for our clients with muscular tension, pain and discomfort. Tight muscles in your lower legs (commonly calf muscles) and feet are released by inserting a very fine, sterile needle into the troubled trigger point. Dry Needling disrupts and breaks the physiological pain cycle caused by trigger points, releasing and relaxing the shortened muscle fibers back to their resting state. Trigger points are tense, hyperirritable muscle fibers that can inhibit the quality of simple every day muscle movements such as pointing of the foot or placing foot flat on the ground.
KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual's natural nails. This system allows for us certified providers to remodel individual's damaged nails affected by fungus, defects and trauma caused to the nail. The KeryFlex composite resin creates a flexible and durable non-porous nail that allows the remaining nail to grow. The KeryFlex nail resin isn't affected by acetone, nail polished or detergents. KeryFlex Nail Restoration is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail.
Lord Street Podiatry is passionate about our clients podiatry health, whether it's in the clinic or in the comfort of your own home. Home Visits is a convenient podiatry service we provide to Port Macquarie residents who have difficulty with mobility and transport. Home Visits are $80.00 and can be rebatable with an EPC from your GP. Call today to book your next Home Visit appointment.
Lord Street Podiatry was carefully selected from the podiatrists in Port Macquarie to provide ongoing podiatry services to the residents of Garden Village. Garden Village is a popular and growing Residential Aged Care with 3 facilities on site; Westerweller, Wintergarden and Garden Lodge. Lord Street Podiatry has been providing high care podiatry services to the residents of Garden Village since 2013. Lord Street Podiatry is proud to support the local community and their podiatry needs.
Lord Street Podiatry offers various products such as Orthotics, Revere Shoes, Franki4 Footwear, OluKai Shoes, Keen Footwear, Hoka Footwear, Dr Comfort and Sundtry Podiatry Items. Click the button below to know more!