GV Health’s podiatry service deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for conditions of the feet and lower limb.
The primary aim of GV Health Podiatry service is for the care of people with ‘high risk’ feet. This includes people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation), rheumatoid arthritis or nerve changes. People with these conditions are at greater risk of developing ulcerations and infections which increase the risk of amputation.
The podiatry service works closely with other health professionals including diabetes educators, dietitians, doctors and others using a multidisciplinary approach to best help clients heal their wounds, and live more independently.
Other services include:
- Footwear and orthotics to help address your condition
- Nail surgery procedures – often for ingrown toenails
- Paediatric and developmental concerns for children
- Educational services for the community and health professionals in the Hume region
Who is GV Health’s podiatry service available to?
GV Health’s podiatry service is available to anyone in the Goulburn Valley community with an active foot health concern. Outreach clinics are also available for some services in Moira and Strathbogie Shire areas. GV Health does not provide a routine care service for nail cutting.
How do I access GV Health’s podiatry service?
Clients can refer themselves or be referred by their GP or treating team. For more information, call 1800 222 582.
Access can also be arranged via My Aged Care. For more information, call 1800 200 422.