What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is an area of Health Care which deals with the assessment, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions which affect the foot and lower limbs.
The scope of Podiatry ranges from treating and managing skin and nail conditions, foot and lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes assessments, gait retraining, nail surgeries, injection and orthotics therapies.
A Note From Your Podiatrist - Sam Besnek
I completed my degree of Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatric Practice at La Trobe University. I’ve worked in multiple clinical settings including public hospitals, community health centres and private practices. My personal interest in sports, especially soccer and martial arts, has given me a wider understanding of how important it is to feel and be healthy.
Stemming from these personal experiences, I have a main interest in sports podiatry and treating chronic heel pain. I’ve adapted a combination of different therapeutic approaches to treat such conditions successfully. These include injection therapies, dry needling and orthotics prescribing.
Furthermore, my experiences lie in paediatric care, diabetic assessments and injury prevention. Once again, my work in multiple health care settings has equipped me with the experience to adequately treat such conditions.
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