Revive Wellbeing offers client centered podiatric services focused on treating all ailments associated with the foot and ankle. Our practice aims to provide a relaxed and friendly environment whilst
ensuring the upmost quality in patient care.
Diabetes can cause many foot complications such as decreased blood flow and nerve damage. Our feet need continuous blood flow to keep them healthy, and our nerves act as a warning system to pain and injury. If a diabetic sustains a cut to their foot, they will be unaware the wound exists due to nerve damage. This can lead to chronic wounds, infection and potential amputation. Diabetic foot assessments involve comprehensive vascular and sensory examinations to prevent these complications from advancing.
Corns and Callus are areas of hard skin which grow on the foot due to high pressure areas or friction. They can cause pain and discomfort, thus limiting physical activity and exercise. Podiatrists are specialised in removing callus and corns by debridement. We also offload these high pressure sites using footwear, orthotics or padding to prevent future reoccurrences.
Biomechanics and Sports
Biomechanical assessments are fundamental in diagnosing the cause to foot pain, heel pain, gait abnormalities and sports injuries. This includes assessing posture, strength, flexibility and movement in relation to the mechanics of the foot, ankle, knees and hip as a whole. Podiatrists can thus identify the cause/pattern which may be leading to the patient’s complaint.
Custom orthotics are designed specifically to the patient’s foot. They aim to help support, align, offload and improve overall foot function through gait. Orthotics can help assist in treating plantar fasciitis, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, flat feet, knee pain, and lower back pain and slow down progression of bunions.
Ingrown toe nails can cause excessive amounts of pain and often lead to infection when not treated. The Podiatrist can remove the toe nail temporarily to relieve pain and encourage normal regrowth of the nail. For persistent regrowth of ingrown toe nails, surgical correction of chronically ingrown toe nails under local anaesthesia is recommended. Podiatrists are also able to treat thickened or fungal nails.