Podiatrist Castlemaine

Plan your next Castlemaine podiatry clinic appintment around your busy lifestyle.

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Telehealth Castlemaine Podiatry Appointments

Pinnacle Sports Podiatry has highly reputable and nationally accredited podiatrists providing Telehealth Podiatry services in Castlemaine.

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided us with a unique opportunity to see a large increase in Castlemaine telehealth podiatry appointments and we have come to realise its potential in minimising barriers to efficient evidence-based podiatry treatment in Castlemaine. There are limitations with telehealth, such as physical assessments and treatments, but we have found effective solutions with modern technology.

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Flexible appointment times, with same day bookings often available

Telehealth Castlemaine podiatry appointments are conducted via phone or video call

Speak to a qualified, experienced, and knoledgeable podiatrists in Australia

Telehealth vs. In-Clinic podiatry treatment – which is right for you?

Choosing between a telehealth podiatry appointment versus an in-clinic assessment in Castlemaine will come down to personal preference. At Pinnacle Sports Podiatry, we use technology to provide a more efficient treatment solution for busy professionals, working parents, or those simply looking for a more efficient way to visit a podiatrist Castlemaine locals can trust.

At Pinnacle, we dedicate an hour to each initial telehealth podiatry appointment in Castlemaine to ensure that we don't rush to conclusions or implement ineffective treatment plans. Our local podiatrists take the time to fully understand the causes of your foot or lower limb issues to provide a truly individualised treatment plan that offers a lasting solution. Some of the reasons that our clients choose a telehealth appointment over an in-clinic appointment in Castlemaine include:

No commute and no waiting around

Appointments can be made around your schedule.

Fit your Castlemaine podiatry clinic appointment in your lunch break or short work break

Telehealth allows our podiatrists to assess your condition and provide an action plan promoting self-education and less reliance on passive and costly treatments.

Telehealth appointments mean that you can be treated in Castlemaine – even when you're feeling unwell.

Telehealth appointments are cost-effective and more convenient than an in-clinic assessment.

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How we help our podiatry clients in Castlemaine with Telehealth appointments

Our Castlemaine podiatrists take a four-step approach to diagnosing and treating lower-limb and foot injuries.

Listen

We allocate an hour for an initial telehealth podiatry appointment to make sure we have the time to listen. We want to get to know you and how your injury affects your sport, work, or daily life.

We ask probing questions to understand the cause or contributing factors leading to your injury.

We look at your lower limbs and feet and provide visual assessments using technology from our Sydney Clinic to Castlemaine.

Diagnose

Using the information that we gather from our Castlemaine clients, we can assess your injury and, in most cases, provide an accurate diagnosis from the initial telehealth appointment.

In cases that we need further diagnostic investigation, we can email imaging referrals to be used at an imaging practice in Castlemaine.

We may ask you to perform provocation tests and use the camera to understand pain location.

We can provide guidance on what is happening and why the injury may have occurred. From there, our Castlemaine clients can understand what needs to be done to prevent and mitigate future injuries.

Treatment

While we can't provide physical treatments over telehealth, we can still offer comprehensive treatment plans to get you back doing what you want pain free.

We can provide practical and actionable advice using feedback from our Castlemaine clients, and offer follow-up telehealth consultations to monitor progress and guide treatment.

Our podiatrists are shoe geeks and can tell you precisely what shoes to wear and which ones to avoid, helping you recover faster.

Exercise prescription and rehab plans are easily and effectively delivered via telehealth.

Our Castlemaine podiatrists can send you semi-custom or medical grade prefabricated orthotics to help with pain or improve function based on your specific injury, type and size of shoes they are to be used with, and visual foot assessment.

In cases where a custom foot orthotic may be helpful, we are able to refer you to a trusted Podiatrist in Castlemaine. With your consent, we can email your telehealth clinical notes and assessment findings to a Podiatrist in Castlemaine that can take the required foot impressions and measurements to make a custom orthotic.

We follow up on podiatry appointments in Castlemaine to assess treatment and progress.

Educate

Our goal is to get our Castlemaine clients running, walking, and moving pain-free, which means providing education relevant to your situation.

Our local Castlemaine podiatry team help you to understand better what your condition is, why you developed it and outlay all the possible treatment options, costs and potential benefits or risks.

We will refer you to a trusted local physio, podiatrist, sports doctor, strength and conditioning coach or chiropractor for further in-person treatment where required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Castlemaine podiatry telehealth appointments eligible for rebates?

Yes. Our Castlemaine patients are eligible for the following private rebates.

Private Health Funds

Since June 2020 most of Australia's major private health funds have added podiatry as eligible for telehealth rebates.

Check with your health fund if you are unsure if you're covered for telehealth podiatry.

You will need to pay upfront; then we will email you a receipt with the relevant item numbers so you can make a claim with your health fund.

What are some common reasons people see a podiatrist in Castlemaine?

At Pinnacle, we work with a lot of patients experiencing lower leg and feet injuries. These injuries may be caused by:

Training load errors – not getting the balance between exercise and recovery right. Also known as ‘too much too soon'

Not recovering properly due to work, family commitments, diet, stress etc.

Not warming up properly before exercising or playing sport

Taking up a new sport or considerable changes to exercise or training load

Using poor or inadequate equipment (running shoes, gym equipment etc.)

Poor technique, motor control, or muscle strength and endurance

Hypermobility

Excessive joint or muscle stiffness

Structural or biomechanical abnormalities

Hormonal status

What conditions do you treat in Castlemaine?

We provide sports and musculoskeletal podiatry services for a wide variety of concerns faced by Castlemaine telehealth patients. Some of the conditions that can provide assistance for include:

Metatarsalgia

Bunions

Shin Splints

Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendonitis

Mortons Neuroma

Heel Pain

Patellofemoral Syndrome

ITB Syndrome

Anterior Tibial Compartment Syndrome

Osgood Schlatter

Severs disease

Sesamoiditis

Plantar Fasciitis

Foot and Ankle Stress Fractures

Tibial Stress Fractures

How much does a telehealth appointment in Castlemaine cost?

Telehealth podiatry appointments for patients in Castlemaine are as follows:

Telehealth (online) Initial Consultation – $145 for 60min appointment

Telehealth (online) Follow-up Consultation – $85 for 30min appointment

Do you offer any other Castlemaine podiatry services?

Semi-custom orthotics (orthotic modifications made prior to sending out to make sure they are optimised for specific footwear, foot shape or injury) – $230

Medical grade prefabricated orthotics – $120

Australia-wide postage – +$12

How much will it cost to get orthotics with Castlemaine postage?

--Semi-custom orthotics (orthotic modifications made prior to sending out to make sure they are optimised for specific footwear, foot shape or injury) – $230

Medical grade prefabricated orthotics – $120

Australia-wide postage – +164

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