Diabetic Foot Care
Proper foot care is crucial for those with diabetes. The diabetic foot requires extra care and attention and our staff is happy to provide this for you. We also offer counselling and education on daily preventative care.
Compression stockings provide support to your veins and help the calf muscle pump blood back to the heart. Compression stockings help reduce swelling and decrease the tired, aching feeling that you get in your legs. For anyone dealing with edema, varicose veins, spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), compression stockings are what you need.
Toe Nail Surgeries
Toenail surgery is a form of elective surgery that can be undertaken by one of our skilled Chiropodists. In a partial nail avulsion a piece of toenail is removed from the side that is problematic and commonly a chemical is applied to prevent that piece of nail growing back again. Sometimes the degree of toenail problems means that the Chiropodist will discuss removal of the whole nail.
Tenotomy is minimally invasive. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area surrounding the hammer toe so the patient doesn’t feel anything during the procedure. A small incision is made and the affected tendons are cut to allow the toe to straighten out. The incision is closed with taping.
PDT (PhotoDynamic Therapy) is a form of light therapy using a light-sensitive compound that is exposed to a specific wavelength of light, whereupon the compound becomes toxic to targeted diseased cells and microorganisms (phototoxicity).
Low Level Laser Therapy
Phototherapy is an effective, non-invasive, drug-free solution with no known side effects. MedX phototherapy is used in reducing pain and speeding healing by stimulating the body’s natural repair processes at the cellular level. MedX Phototherapy stimulates the body’s natural repair response at the cellular level to reduce pain and accelerate healing.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom orthotics are medical devices made to alleviate your foot & ankle symptoms. Custom orthotics are designed to realign the foot, improve function and correct abnormal biomechanics. Custom orthotics will assist in treatment and prevention of many foot, ankle, knee and back disorders. Custom orthotics will allow you to stay healthy and active without worrying about pain.
Did You Know?
During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.