Podiatrist Northcote

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

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Telehealth Northcote Podiatry Appointments

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has provided us with a unique opportunity to see a large increase in Northcote telehealth podiatry appointments and we have come to realise its potential in minimising barriers to efficient evidence-based podiatry treatment in Northcote. 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 Northcote 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 Northcote 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 Northcote locals can trust.

At Pinnacle, we dedicate an hour to each initial telehealth podiatry appointment in Northcote 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 Northcote include:

No commute and no waiting around

Appointments can be made around your schedule.

Fit your Northcote 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 Northcote – 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 Northcote with Telehealth appointments

Our Northcote 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 Northcote.

Diagnose

Using the information that we gather from our Northcote 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 Northcote.

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 Northcote 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 Northcote 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 Northcote 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 Northcote. With your consent, we can email your telehealth clinical notes and assessment findings to a Podiatrist in Northcote that can take the required foot impressions and measurements to make a custom orthotic.

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

Educate

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

Our local Northcote 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

What conditions do you treat in Northcote?

We focus on sports and musculoskeletal podiatry care for a wide range of concerns in Northcote through telehealth appointments. Some of the conditions that we see and treat 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

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

We treat patients for a wide range of injuries to the lower limbs and feet. Some of the most common reasons that injury may occur include:

Training load errors – not getting the balance between exercise and recovery right. This is 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 general pre-season to in-season load changes

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

Do you offer any other Northcote podiatry services?

Yes! Thanks to the power of technology, we can assess, treat, and prescribe for a range of treatments and products in Northcote, including:

Exercise prescription (strength/flexibility programs)

Footwear advice (running, work, casual or sports boots)

Foot and ankle surgical advice and referral

Foot and ankle strapping tutorials

Gait retraining and running technique advice

Cycling-specific carbon orthotics

Running orthotics

We stock a wide range of high quality and affordable medical-grade prefabricated orthotics that we can send to your home.

How much does a telehealth appointment in Northcote cost?

Telehealth podiatry appointments for patients in Northcote are as follows:

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

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

How much will it cost to get orthotics with Northcote 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 – +$12

Can I get a rebate on my Pinnacle Northcote podiatry telehealth appointment?

Yes. Our Northcote 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.

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