A speech pathologist will assess you or your child in their communication skills, along with feeding and swallowing. They will work with kindergartens, schools, hospitals and in private practice to provide natural therapy to assist in speech- language disabilities which could arise from a disability, injury or stroke. Communication disabilities are the result of problems with speech, using and understanding language, voice, fluency, hearing or reading and writing.
Biopuncture involves injecting a saline based solution into specific acupuncture points to inhibit pain and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms. It is safe and gentle and used FDA-regulated homeopathic medicine and the smallest, acupuncture like needles to administer the solution.
It is most popular for its use on musculoskeletal problems including sprains, muscle spasm, arthritis, neck or back pain and sciatica.
Biopuncture medications are administered in small doses which results in almost no side effects, unlike drugs such as cortisone and anti inflammatory. It focuses on faster healing from within the body rather than symptom control or healing from the chemical itself.
Many psychologists work directly with those experiencing difficulties, such as mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. They help people to overcome relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, substance abuse, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of a chronic illness.
When healthy, an abundant flow of ‘qi’, known as life energy, flows through the body’s meridians. If the qi flow becomes disrupted or blocked, the body fails to maintain harmony and balance which can lead to disease or illness. A disruption could be a result of stress, poor diet, medication, pathogens and weather or environmental change. A Chinese Medicine practitioner will endeavour to restore your body’s qi to maintain a healthy balance and avoid disease or illness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion and diet and lifestyle advice. It is a safe and effective form of natural health care which can provide relief for many conditions such as Insomnia and fatigue, digestive disorders, infertility, menopause, common cold and influenza, allergies, headaches and much more.
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.
Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Myotherapy is a form of therapy aimed at treating soft tissue dysfunction and assisting pain. It involves addressing the deeper muscles of the body with various techniques used such as: deep tissue, cupping, dry needling and taping. Myotherapy can improve the function of joints and muscles, promote the healing process, metabolism and circulation, along with reducing stress and supporting general health.
The services Austin Pathology offers are: specimen collection services, analytical services, clinical services, blood transfusion, clinical trials and research support.
In addition, Physiotherapy can be used to maintain your body in its optimum state which can enhance your performance during sport and also aid in reducing the chances of and even preventing a re-injury. Physiotherapy treatment is usually quite gentle and is very safe. Techniques commonly used by Physiotherapists are: Joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, trigger point therapy, ultrasound, TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), combined with some home based stretching and strengthening exercises. All of the above techniques allow your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons to function better.
Podiatrists are accredited health professionals who are recognised by Medicare, DVA, WorkCover, TAC and private health care funds. A GP referral is not required for private patients.
At Footwise Podiatry Group we have a special interest in the growth and development of children’s feet. Common foot complaints in children can range from late walking, uneven shoe wear, heel pain, intoeing (pigeon toes), ingrown toenails, flat feet and verrucae among others. If you have any concerns about your child’s walking, shoe wear, development or stability a full assessment can be undertaken by our podiatrists to identify the source of the problem.
Diabetes Foot Care
A full diabetes foot care service is offered at Footwise Podiatry Group to help decrease potential risk of diabetes related foot problems. During your consultation our podiatrists will undertake a series of tests of the nerves and circulation to determine likely risks of complications linked to diabetes.
Damage to the blood vessels and nerves can occur with high levels of sugar in the body. This may lead to loss of sensation or reduction in circulation to the feet, increasing risk of ongoing foot complications.
At Footwise Podiatry Group we work together with your GP, diabetic educator or other health care practitioner to provide professional advice and treatment to help decrease your risk of foot complications.
We understand that foot pain can stop you from doing the things you love, whether it is going for a short walk or running a marathon. Increased levels of sports or activity place greater pressure on your feet and can result in pain and ongoing foot and leg problems such as shin splints, heel pain, degenerative joint conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and muscle soreness. Come into our clinic today for a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan that suits your lifestyle. Our podiatrists can also assist you with footwear selection suitable to your foot type and biomechanical profile to help minimise risk of further injury.
The podiatrists at Footwise Podiatry Group can assess you for postural problems, incorrect alignment, abnormal walking patterns and common conditions such as ‘flat feet’ which may contribute to ongoing pain. Treatment may involve change in footwear, strapping, bracing or corrective inserts for your footwear.
Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that assist in foot alignment and function to decrease stress on the supporting tendons, ligaments and boney structures of the foot. Functional foot orthotics can also assist with knee, hip and back pain. Our podiatrists can provide a full biomechanical assessment and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan and options to suit your footwear choice and lifestyle.
General Foot Care
The podiatrists at Footwise Podiatry Group are skilled in providing a large range of general foot care – ranging from toenail cutting or thickness reduction to debridement of corns and calluses and care of skin conditions. Our highly trained podiatrists can assess and treat the many conditions that may affect your day to day activities so that you can get on with your busy lifestyle pain free!
The podiatrists at Footwise Podiatry Group are experienced in performing minor surgical procedures at either of our clinic locations. For larger surgical procedures, such as bunion correction, your podiatrist will be able to provide an initial assessment, discuss possible procedures and refer you on to a trusted surgeon.
Nail surgery is a common procedure performed by our podiatrists under local anesthetic to effectively treat an ingrown toenail—a nail that has pierced (or is pressing against) the adjacent skin of the toe causing pain and inflammation and sometimes infection.
Surgery may be required when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected, is continually painful or the condition inhibits work, sporting or other activities.
Before surgery is recommended, your podiatrist will explore other conservative treatment options.
The staff at Footwise Podiatry Care understand that sometimes it is difficult for patients to come to the clinic. We offer a home visit service when needed for patients who are unable to leave the home. Please call either clinic and one of our friendly podiatrists will discuss home care with you.
You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist at Footwise Podiatry Group however your doctor may refer you for a podiatry consult when needed.
Consultations with our podiatrist may be covered under Medicare if your doctor refers you under the EPC program. These consultations are BULK BILLED, with no out of pocket expenses for the patient.
Consultations with our podiatrist may be covered by private extras cover. Check with your health insurance company to ensure you are covered. Footwise Podiatry Group provides Hicaps terminals for on-the-spot claiming at both our locations to make claiming as pain free as possible.
Footwise Podiatry group also provides podiatry care for patients claiming through TAC and Workcover. Call and speak to us today about your podiatry needs.
Acupuncture is a sub speciality of Chinese Medicine. It involves the stimulation of acupuncture points along the body by inserting fine needles into the skin, along with applying various other techniques to acupuncture points to restore the body’s natural homeostasis and to encourage and body to heal itself. Acupuncture is effective and safe when performed by a skilled practitioner.
Counsellors are professionals who will help you work through your personal problems. They help to clarify issues, resolve problems in a positive way, explore options and develop strategies. Anyone who finds themselves struggling with personal problems can seek counselling. Common concerns involve relationship difficulties, grief, difficult life circumstances, anxiety or depression.
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