At Local Podiatry we cater for all ages and treat a number of various conditions. We are conveniently located across 3 location in Canberra, in the Gungahlin Town Centre, at the OCHRE Medical Centre in Bruce, and at the OCHRE Medical Centre in Calwell.

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Biomechanical Assessment

Video gait analysis to diagnose biomechanical dysfunction.
Physical and postural assessment.
ORTHEMA total contact foot scanners for orthotic manufacture.
Prescription soft or firm functional full-length orthotics.
We are the ONLY podiatry clinic in Canberra with an on-site mill that can manufacture SAME DAY CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, so we can guarantee fast delivery and exceptional quality (only at Gungahlin).
Our podiatrist​s work closely with other health professionals and footwear companies to keep you mobile and comfortable.

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General Foot Care

Corns, calluses, cracked heels, plantar warts, fungal nails.
Acute and chronic ingrown toenail​ surgery.
Team Care Arrangements (TCA) and DVA patients.

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Diabetic Foot Screening

Computerised Doppler ultrasound for lower limb vascular assessment.
Neurological screening including testing your tactile pressure sensation, reflexes, and vibration.
R​isk​ categorisation.
Footwear advice.

Biomechanical & Gait Analysis

A biomechanical examination involves having the patient standing and lying down, examining their joint range of movement and assessing muscle strength and flexibility.

Video gait analysis allows us to examine the feet and legs with the patient walking or running on a treadmill. This helps us identify any functional foot faults and allows us to plan a treatment program.

Orthotics

Orthotics are shoe inserts designed to help re-align, support and improve the function of the foot. Orthotics fit comfortably in your shoes and may be prescribed for the treatment of foot or lower limb conditions.

At Local Podiatry we have introduced into Canberra the latest orthotic technology known as Orthema, which is a system where your foot is scanned in its ideal position, a computer model is created and designed to suit your prescription, followed by the manufacture of a customised orthotic device.
Ask us about same day custom orthotics.

Footwear Advice

We provide advice on the type of footwear your chosen activity requires. Finding the correct pair of shoes for you will improve your foot health. At Local Podiatry we work closely with footwear specialty stores.

The benefits of orthotics and appropriate footwear include:

  • Relief from painful foot problems, especially for those who walk or stand for long hours at work, or in everyday activities.
  • Improve balance and posture.
  • Improve athletic performance.
  • Alter any abnormal foot function.
  • Alleviate knee, hip and back pain.
  • Help maintain the normal positioning of the bones in the foot, as well as the ankles and knees.
  • Can provide additional shock absorption.

Stretching advice

We provide advice on stretching exercises that will gently lengthen your tight muscles and tendons. An increase in flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion. Stretching also increases blood flow to the muscle.

Through our examinations we can identify the areas of your tight muscles and tendons and will advise you with stretching exercises.

General Treatment

General Treatment is the removal of painful lesions such as ingrown toenails, corns and callouses. These lesions need to be removed to ensure comfortable walking. Our treatment adheres to strict aseptic technique and all instruments are autoclaved and handled in a sterile environment, in accordance with the National Infection Control Guidelines.